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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 07:00 AM

TOP STORIES ON TN:

NYC's mayoral frontrunner revealed some surprisingly retro urban planning leanings at a recent debate. (Link)

A strike could halt D.C.'s paratransit service. (Link)

THURSDAY LINKS

What New York's MTA is doing to protect the subway from the next hurricane: "You might not see too many futuristic gadgets. 'We have to work with what we have.'” (NYT)

During the recent four-day BART strike, ridership and expenses went up for other transit agencies taking on the extra demand for rides in parts of the Bay Area. (KTVU)

Meet the California democrat who wants to outlaw transit strikes. (LA Times)

How Arlington, VA, is raising the bar when it comes to suburban transit.  It's "a community with the benefits of a suburb — more space, cleaner neighborhoods, but with restaurants and shopping easy to reach on foot, like in a city." (NPR)

Star Ledger editorial: when it comes to distracted driving, New Jersey needs to get a lot tougher. "Penalties for first-offenders should be in the same league as driving drunk — with $1,000 fines, loss of license, points on their driving record, and jail time all on the table."

Calling all coders: the federal government is about to open a 45-day public comment period for the preliminary guidelines on how to safeguard power plants, mass transportation, and other large utilities from cyberattacks. (The Verge)

Paris turned a roadway along the Seine into pedestrian space. (NPR)

Removing a 50-cent toll on a Georgia highway is expected to increase car traffic on that road by 18 percent. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Pedestrians in Uganda accounted for 39.1% of traffic-related deaths in 2011. (The Guardian)

When President Obama comes to Brooklyn on Friday, Prospect Park will close for six hours. (WNYC)

A Chicago alderman wants bicyclists to pay a $25 annual registration fee. (Chicago Tribune)

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