TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, December 05, 2013 - 08:15 AM

Hay bales on tracks just north of Aberndeenshire, Scotland, following a storm. (@NetworkRailSCOT/Twitter)


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Two Million Drivers Nod Off Behind the Wheel Every Week (link)


The Metro-North train that derailed in the Bronx on Sunday did not have an alerter system in the cab where the engineer apparently dozed off. (NYT)

Following a subpoena, the head of the Port Authority will appear at a hearing in Trenton where he'll be grilled by state legislators. At issue: whether September's lane closures on the George Washington Bridge were political retribution. (Star-Ledger)

California's bullet train has been handed yet another legal setback. (LA Times)

Are car loans the next subprime disaster? Signs point to maybe: the auto industry is loosening credit restrictions. (Marketplace)

Staten Island officials are screaming for an end to bus lane camera enforcement. "It comes after one camera on Richmond Avenue was shut off following a slew of people being ticketed for failing to turn into private driveways along the road." (SI Advance)

General Motors will stop selling its Chevrolet brand in Europe. (Detroit News)

Connecticut commuters are driving less and utilizing public transportation more, especially in the state’s urban areas. (CT News Junkie)

And it's a similar story in Texas, where there's been a 10% drop in vehicle miles travelled over the last eight years. (KUHF)

A storm that brought winds of over 100 mph to Scotland shuttered rail traffic, and the aftermath has the rail company clearing trees, trampolines and hay bales off the tracks. (Mirror)

Salt Lake City's newest streetcar opens for passenger service today. "It is an historic rail corridor with new bike and walking trails near tracks, along with sculptures, greenery and even bocce ball courts." (Salt Lake Tribune)



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