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Tuesday, December 03, 2013 - 07:51 AM

Protesting recent cyclist deaths in London (OpenMinder/flickr)

TOP STORIES ON TN:

The train involved in Sunday's fatal Metro-North derailment was going 82MPH in a 30 zone. (link)

Just how common are deaths on commuter rail lines? Answer: not at all. (link)

Governor Christie's response to question about his involvement with the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal: "You really are not serious," preceded by a healthy dose of sarcasm. (link)

TUESDAY LINKS:

Did the engineer in Sunday's fatal Metro-North crash fall asleep? (DNA Info)

Congress is considering legislation that would double the federal gas tax. (The Hill)

Hundreds of protestors staged a "die in" in London to call attention to recent cyclist deaths and the need to improve cycling infrastructure. (BBC)

Police are cracking down on panhandling in NYC subways. (NY Post)

There's no word yet on the status of a new BART contract -- but no talk of a third strike, either. (Inside Bay Area)

The federal government has given the go-ahead to a new rail line in Phoenix region. (Arizona Republic)

China is copying American planes. As in buying them, flying them to a remote hangar, and reverse-engineering them. (Newsweek, Gizmodo)

Delta canceled a flight out of Gaineseville so the University of Florida men's basketball team could use the airplane. (Gainesville Sun)

In Houston? Check out this art exhibit featuring works inspired by...urban sprawl. "The first section is loosely defined as infrastructure of expansion, so it's really kind of looking at what our infrastructure is like within a sprawlscape." (KUHF)

Apparently bike thieves in Seattle also ride the bus. (Seattle Bike Blog)

Commuter rail in Bangalore remains a distant dream. (Times of India)

How to build a better bus stop: in Minneapolis, it could involve more information at each stop. (Star Tribune)

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