TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - 07:43 AM

Protesters block a tech bus in San Francisco (CJ Martin/flickr)


Meet the 9 People Entangled in Christie's GWB Controversy (link)

After Derailment, MTA Struggles To Find Right Mix Of Human Skill + Technology (link)

VIDEO: D.C.'s First Streetcar Test Goes Well -- If Slowly (link)


San Francisco's private tech buses highlight the region's income inequality. (NPR)

A blind man and his guide dog fell survived a fall onto NYC subway tracks by ducking beneath the oncoming train. (NYDN)

Oil will be shipped through the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline starting in late January. (The Hill)

Bus rider demographics in Los Angeles: "Metro officials say 79% of their riders list themselves as "transit dependent," 90% are minorities, and the average household income is $25,540." (LA Times)

Four states are testing snowplow sensors. (Times Herald)

Car hail app Uber raises prices when demand is high -- as in during a snowstorm. (Gothamist)

One site to rule them all: Georgia lawmakers will recommend that transit providers in metro Atlanta work together to create a single website where commuters can go to plan cross-town trips. (AJC)

There have been more BART contract mistakes. Available copy editors, please report to the Bay Area stat. (SF Gate)

Opinion: bus rapid transit is what NYC needs. "Communities facing unreliable service, long wait times, and overcrowding, require and deserve more than just an upgrade of the current bus system." (NYDN)

MAP: British troop positions in New York during the summer of 1776. (DNA Info)

Well, that didn't go well: Finland's foray into using gingerbread as transit fare currency ran into supply problems. (Quartz)




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