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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, December 06, 2013 - 08:16 AM

One of the approximately 200 wheelchair accessible cabs in the city. (Kate Hinds/WNYC)

TOP STORIES ON TN:

Metro-North Safety Features Differ by Direction (link)

Incoming NYPD Commissioner Promises Emphasis on Traffic Fatalities (link)

Proposal to Raise Gas Tax Has Allies Outside Congress (link)

Silver Line Delays Are Costing Millions, and Annoying Commuters, Says Senator (link)

FRIDAY LINKS:

New York settled a lawsuit and agreed that half of the city's 13,000 taxis will be wheelchair accessible in six years. (NYT)

Under a $26 billion, decades-long expansion plan, Georgetown could -- could -- get a Metro station. (WAMU)

California officials say the state's high-speed rail project is on track. (Mercury News)

Brook no dissent on the 2015 deadline for railroads to adopt positive train control, says Sen. Dianne Feinstein. (The Hill)

The Sarasota area experienced an 80 percent increase in passenger miles on public transit from 2005 to 201. (Bradenton Herald)

"Hell, I'm from Alabama...I've never taken the subway before." Yes, that's Charles Barkley riding the subway to a basketball game in Brooklyn. Try not to giggle over his MetroCard confusion, or wince when he almost beheads himself going through a turnstile. (Sports Illustrated)

 

New York's soon-to-be-former mayor will embrace transit when his successor is sworn in:


Read more here: http://www.bradenton.com/2013/12/06/4872127/sarasota-bradenton-public-transit.html#storylink=cpy

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