Kate Hinds covers transportation for WNYC News.
TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 06:58 AM
TOP STORIES ON TN:
Is The MTA Prepared For Another Sandy? (link)
Booming Natural Resource and Agriculture Industries Spur Rail Investment in Montana (link)
No Plan in New Jersey for Long Term Sea Level Rise (link)
The number of injury collisions involving vehicles and pedestrians is on the rise in San Francisco. (Examiner)
On today's Brian Lehrer Show: the political future of NYC's taxis. (WNYC)
Reverse commuting is on the rise in Chicago, highlighting a trend in the region: "Over the past couple of decades, suburban job growth has exploded, but in recent years, there's also been a renaissance in urban living, especially among young professionals." (NPR)
The penalties for texting while driving vary wildly between states. "In California, the maximum penalty for a first-time offender is just $20, the lowest in the country, while Alaska will slap you with a whopping $10,000 fine and a year in prison." Infographic, more data at Mother Jones.
Turkey is opening a new railway tunnel underneath the Bosphorus Strait -- connecting the Asian and European sides of Istanbul. (BBC)
Toyota remains the world's top-selling automaker. (Detroit Free Press)
A 12-year-old Brooklyn boy says in a lawsuit that he was barred from boarding a city bus after the driver heard the youngster reciting a Muslim prayer and branded him a “terrorist.” (NY Daily News)
A once-thriving community near LAX is now in limbo as because of the changing priorities of politicians, legal battles and evolving visions of what should come next at the nation's third-busiest airport. (Los Angeles Times)
D.C.'s guerrilla gardener is back to planting flowers in the Dupont Circle Metro Station. (WaPo)
Six things that have changed because of Sandy -- and five that haven't. (WNYC)
Life after Sandy, minute by minute. "Change for Romero is most evident every morning when he boards the Sea-Streak Ferry for his morning commute. Romero, 61, drove to work before Sandy, but the storm destroyed his car. So he got a job in the city and became a commuter." More stories at WNYC.
An MIT professor has created an algorithm he says can work in conjunction with rangefinders and adaptive cruise control systems to keep cars moving at the ideal speeds to limit traffic jams. (GigaOM)