TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, December 02, 2013 - 08:10 AM

Monday morning scene in the Bronx as Metro-North commuters transfer to the subway (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)


Metro-North Crash Raises Questions about Speed, Curve, Maintenance (link)

Does Metro-North Have a Catastrophic Curve? (link)

Speed Limit Bill is "the Best We Can Do," Says NYC Councilman (link)



NY Governor Cuomo says speed is a likely factor in yesterday's derailment. (NYT)

The NTSB has located a second data recorder. (AP via CT Post)

And survivors of yesterday's crash detail grueling experiences. “I had gravel in my teeth. I was eating rocks,” one woman said. “But I was grateful to be eating rocks because I’m still alive.” (NYDN)

In other news:

A NYC traffic enforcement agent was struck and killed by a street cleaning truck in midtown. (NYT)

Novice bicyclists in Los Angeles are riding on bike trains to build skills -- but they must still contend with drivers who do things like "drive-really-close-to-them kind of things to kind of scare them, to try to intimidate them to get out of my way." (NPR)

Amazon is testing drones for same-day delivery. (Bloomberg)

A banana peel-tossing man who faked an injury on a D.C. Metro elevator may face criminal charges. (WaPo)

The San Diego region is spending $200 million on a ten-year plan to add 77 miles of bike lanes. (Transportation Issues Daily)

Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Monday said Washington is “too afraid” to invest in new infrastructure. (The Hill)


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