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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 08:30 AM

ON TN:

Port Authority Promises Better Days Ahead for Beleaguered Bus Terminal (link)

Silver Line Could Make Commutes Longer for Fairfax Residents (link)

Wreckage Of Costa Concordia Begins Its Final Voyage (link)

THURSDAY LINKS:

The White House is declaring a "new world order" in oil train safety. The proposed rule "includes something for practically all sides to dislike." (Politico)

At least 40 people died when a plane crashed in Taiwan, in strong winds and rain from a tropical storm, Typhoon Matmo. (BBC)

And an Air Algerie flight headed from Burkina Faso to Algiers disappeared Wednesday, with 110 passengers on board. (France 24)

LA is exploring an Amber Alert-style notification system, telling the public when police are searching for a hit-and-run driver. Which might be useful, since "there are 20,000 hit-and-runs a year in Los Angeles, including around 100 that are fatal." (LA Times)

The recall of another 800,000 vehicles by General Motors brings the total to 29 million worldwide. "Some of the cars in the latest recall have already been recalled multiple times for other problems." (NY Times)

But GM's 2015 cars will have wireless internet access, according to the company's "chief infotainment officer." And so you know, "this is not a science project" for the company. (Free Press)

Uh oh. The State Department's system for issuing passports and visas crashed Saturday, "resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world." (AP via AJC)

The stories of failed fights against highways become invisible, "because the people living in these areas too often lack a political or mainstream cultural voice."  (CityLab)

The FAA lifted its ban on flights into Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport. (NY Times)

After an investigation by the Chicago Tribune, at least 9,000 drivers will have their red light camera tickets reviewed - and maybe a refund of the $100 fine. (Chicago Tribune)

Is your stereotype of a convertible owner someone who's "young, single, and lives in a warm climate"? Wrong! They are "wealthy and well-educated." (Jalopnik)

Massachusetts pedestrians are fined a single, solitary dollar for jaywalking. Drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians get a $200 fine. But "there exists a higher law than the Massachusetts General Code: the law of physics," and "punishments for an errant jaywalker who gets hit by a car are generally much graver than the punishment for the driver who hits a pedestrian." (Boston Magazine

Wisconsin gets mayflies, Ottawa gets a supercute fox, asleep on a bus yesterday. (CBC)

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