TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 07:41 AM

Austin traffic (Steve/flickr)


These Are the Domain Names Purchased by the Former Christie Appointee to the Port Authority (link)

Feds Now Investigating GWB Lane Closures by Christie Appointees (link)

MTA: Floodproofing South Ferry Station Will Mean Building On Parkland (link)


Even an 85 mph highway can't fix Austin's traffic tangle. "While Austin fiddled decade after decade, Dallas was busy building the largest light rail system in the country." (NPR)

Following this month's deadly derailment, New York's MTA will retrofit or replace approximately 330 locomotives and cab control cars so an alarm sounds if an engineer doesn't manipulate the throttle, brakes or horns within 25 second. (NYDN)

Europe's latest high-speed rail route: Barcelona-to-Paris. (EuroNews)

List: the world's ten most ambitious subway systems -- some realized (London), some not (Cincinnati). (Jalopnik)

NASA is renting out its unused shuttle launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center to SpaceX. (WMFE)

A megaload is traveling megaslowly in Oregon: so far, it's taken 12 days to go 110 miles. (Idaho Statesman)

Video: an insane compilation of (mostly transpo) near-misses. (Vitamin L)

Tweet of the day:

In honor of the great Ray Price, who died yesterday, an ode to cities. (Ed. note: Yes, it's really about loneliness and urban alienation, but this is as close to transpo-related as we could get.)


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