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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - 07:00 AM

TOP STORIES ON TN:

Could GWB Lane Closures Have Implications for Christie? (link)

Some Citi Bike Commuters Laugh in the Face of Snow (link)

WEDNESDAY LINKS:

The budget deal reached yesterday by the House and Senate will raise fees on airline tickets to pay for airport security. (NYT)

WNYC reporter Sarah Gonzalez will talk Port Authority, politics, and the George Washington Bridge lane closures on today's Brian Lehrer Show.

Meanwhile, the Port Authority's inspector general is investigating that incident. (WSJ)

GM's new CEO is a woman -- the first to run a major automaker. (Freep)

Opinion: there's an 'escape clause' buried in the 1953 master agreement between the City of New York and New York City Transit that gives the city "the legal right at any time to take back control of its assets, which includes the subway and most of the bus system as well." So will mayor-elect Bill de Blasio try to gain control of the city's transit system? (NY Observer)

A year after fatally striking a pedestrian, a tour bus driver has been charged with negligent homicide. (Hartford Courant)

State police are investigating the death of a woman they say was allegedly struck and dragged by a MBTA bus in Revere. (WBUR)

A Dutch bus company is testing technology that monitors whether a driver is becoming drowsy. (AP via WaPo)

A year after a horrific gang rape, New Delhi buses will pilot "panic buttons" and emergency phones women can use in case of emergency. What's unclear, though, is how quickly police will respond. (Transit Wire)

The TSA confiscated a tiny gun that was part of a stuffed sock monkey's outfit. (Gizmodo)

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