Kate Hinds is an Associate Producer for WNYC News. She also reports for WNYC and Transportation Nation, a public radio reporting project that combines the work of multiple newsrooms to provide coverage of how we build, rebuild and get around the nation.
TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web
Monday, July 21, 2014 - 08:11 AM
TOP STORIES ON TN:
The LIRR strike has been averted. Repeat: the LIRR strike has been averted. (Link)
In Virginia, highways are getting wider -- and they're getting tolled. (Link)
New Orleans has a $3.5 billion plan to replace and expand its bus fleet, install 187 bus shelters and lay 33.5 more miles of streetcar track by 2030. That's if it can find the money. (Times-Picayune)
Want to talk to the mayor of Fort Worth? Get on a bike. (NYT)
New York City wrongly accused hundreds of people of operating illegal cabs, including "a retired MTA worker dropping off his girlfriend at her job at the Queens racino, an Astoria dad taking his teenage daughter and her friend to school and a Brooklyn retiree who volunteers at a convent giving nuns a lift to JFK Airport in his minivan." (DNA Info)
How the Long Island Rail Road negotiations went down. (Newsday)
A rock slide suspended Metro-North service on Saturday. (USA Today)
A future of driverless cars might not make the roads less crowded. "'U.S. history shows that anytime you make driving easier, there seems to be this inexhaustible desire to live further from things...The pattern we’ve seen for a century is people turn more speed into more travel, rather than maybe saying, ‘I’m going to use my reduced travel time by spending more time with my family.’" (Bloomberg)
A Long Island pilot landed his plane on the Sunrise Highway...twice in eight days. He "seems to have a post-runway approach to flying," wrote Gothamist.
The Tappan Zee Bridge now has its own floating concrete production factory. (Journal News)
A bus crash in China killed 38 people. (BBC)
There are thousands of suspicious ticketing spikes in red light cameras across Chicago. (Tribune; sub.)
But you can get out of that ticket if you were escorting Elton John to the airport. (Tribune)
Turns out you can teach a new trick to old dogs. Behold: dogs behind the wheel.