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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 08:45 AM

Designer Cameron Mall spent two years reconstructing NYC's most famous bridge in type, letter, by tiny letter. (Cameron Mall / Kickstarter)

TOP STORIES ON TN: 

Amtrak breaks ridership record, earns more revenue per passenger, despite Sandy damage. Northeast Corridor ridership was down though. (Link)

On BART labor negotiations, a looming strike, and a "final offer." (Link) But trains will run tomorrow, at least according to the mediator. (Link)

 

TUESDAY LINKS: 

"Something has gone terribly wrong in this most progressive of American cities." Why everyone is leaving San Francisco in a "great exodus." AtlanticCities

Two dry ice bombs have exploded at LAX and four devices have been found. No injuries. Investigation ongoing. (LA Times)

Electric car rentals not such a hot item. (Gas2)

The Economist concludes "creative thinking will be needed" to pay for American roads because politicians are too timid to raise the gas tax and drivers to wary of snooping to agree to a VMT. (Link)

"They are something borrowed, for $9.95 a day plus tax, and something blue." Citi Bike's are the hot new addition for NYC weddings. (NYTimes)

The Plaza hotel in New York is suing Citi Bike for being ugly. (NYMag)

Sitting largely unnoticed in a secluded spot above the Apple Store, the Williamson Library is a private research collection housed inside Grand Central Terminal. Take a look. (Design and Books via Brainpicker)

"The AeroVelo Atlas uses a four-rotor system, with each blade spanning 67 feet." It's a pedal powered helicopter. (Wired)

The Brooklyn Bridge has been drawn as if constructed entirely with type, as in letter by letter instead of brick by brick. See video below. (Kickstarter via Atlantic Cities)

 

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