TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, December 09, 2013 - 07:00 AM

Metro-North Signal Department workers checking the system at Spuyten Duyvil (J.P. Chan/New York MTA/flickr)


A controversial Christie appointee is out at the Port Authority (link)

The Federal Railroad Administration an emergency order to Metro-North (link)

Half of NYC taxis will be wheelchair accessible in seven years (link)


Following last week's fatal Metro-North derailment, two U.S. Senators want trains outfitted with cameras pointed at the engineers. (AP via WSJ)

Meanwhile, the MTA says protections are now in place to slow trains around the sharp Spuyten Duyvil curve. (WNYC)

Merger complete: goodbye, American Airlines and US Airways, hello American Airlines Group. (Dallas Morning News)

At 10:00 am this morning, Port Authority head Pat Foye is scheduled to testify before the NJ Assembly's Transportation Committee. Topic: were sudden GWB lane closures political retribution? Audio will be streamed live here. And WNYC/NJPR reporter Sarah Gonzalez will be at the hearing in Trenton, live-tweeting; follow her here.

Speaking of the Port Authority...snowy owls are now on their airport kill list. (NYDN)

Amtrak wants new Acela trains to hit 160 mph -- not the 220 mph the railroad called for at the beginning of the year. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

The number of cyclists injured in crashes is on the rise in Florida. (Sun-Sentinel)

New York's bike share has a plan for winter storms. Step 1: move bikes from street docking stations to sidewalk/plaza ones. Step 2: start shoveling. (DNA Info)

Incoming Manhattan Borough President (and current City Council member) Gale Brewer talks electronic bikes -- technically illegally in NYC, but widely used by delivery people -- on today's Brian Lehrer Show.

You wish you slept this well on a plane: a man fell asleep during a connection in Houston and woke up in an empty, dark, locked plane. On the plus side, he got a $250 voucher and a apology: "ExpressJet is investigating to determine how this occurred. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this caused for the passenger." (ABC)

Singapore residents rioted after a bus struck a 33-year-old man. (BBC)

Hey, Northeasterners, isn't the weather great?


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