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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 08:00 AM

TOP STORIES ON TN:

Congratulations, C train: you're not NYC's worst subway line anymore. (link)

Disabled New Yorkers Sue for Safer Streets (link)

THURSDAY LINKS:

Truck crashes are on the rise in the U.S., "as an improving economy leads to more goods being shipped on American highways and more pressure being placed on trucking companies—and drivers—to get the loads delivered on time." (NBC

No, there is no agreement on how to fund the rapidly depleting Highway Trust Fund. Yes, the deadline is tomorrow. (The Hill)

The Port Authority is building a fence to prevent suicides from the George Washington Bridge. (Governing)

Following a string of deadly accidents, the federal government has proposed new regulations aimed at better protecting commercial bus passengers in rollover accidents. (USA Today)

There are two competing visions for abandoned LIRR tracks in Queens: an elevated park, or a resurrected train line. (NYT)

Ambulance design needs to be updated. "The body style means that accidents can be dangerous for EMS workers and the patients they are transporting." (Marketplace)

Headphones and scrunchies are the new love locks -- at least on the Brooklyn Bridge. (WSJ)

Serious crime is down on Boston's transit system. (AP via WBUR)

Data viz alert: Languages Above the Subway is a part of a student's research at CUNY. Check out your line to see what's being spoken along it.

More than half of the latest batch of air-traffic controller job offers nationwide went to people with no aviation experience. (Tribune)

Stockholm is crowdsourcing the color of its new subway line, but entrants must justify their pick. (CityLab)

Chicago, your bike share system is great, but it can't compete with NYC's. (DNA Info)

It's so hot in Moscow that airplane tires are sinking into melting asphalt on the runway. (RT)

This day in transportation history, 1948: Idlewild Airport (now JFK) was dedicated by President Harry Truman. (WNYC)

 

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