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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 08:21 AM

Top stories on TN:

NYC failed to take action against 4,500 dangerous cab drivers (Link)

Fact-check: how reliable are Metro's escalators? (Link)

Wednesday links:

A new report says a group of Metro-North Railroad workers spent their workdays taking care of personal errands, like mowing the lawn and running errands at Home Depot. (WSJ)

D.C. is cancelling hundreds of drivers license road tests because the DMV doesn't have enough examiners. (WaPo)

The judge investigating a high-speed train crash that killed 79 people in Spain has named 22 rail infrastructure company officials as suspects. (AP via HuffPo)

The work of starchitect Santiago Calatrava -- who is currently designing the World Trade Center PATH train hub -- is often accompanied by cost overruns, shoddy engineering, and crazy fees. PS: the PATH train station is six years late and twice as expensive as originally budgeted. (NYT)

A Chicago pedestrian was killed on his 32nd birthday by a speeding teen driver, who also struck two other people. (Chicago Tribune)

Forest Hills, Queens: the NYC location where you're likeliest to hail an outer borough taxi. (NY World)

Boston's transit system had to appeal to Twitter's customer service to get the handle @MBTA. (Globe)

San Francisco's Muni will begin double-train loading and running three-car trains at underground metro stations to speed up boarding and increase capacity on the system’s busiest stretch. (Streetsblog SF)

Toronto may test-drive a ciclovia program -- car-free streets -- next summer. (Blog TO)

London has more bus journeys than the rest of England combined. (Guardian)

Meet the local businesses California's high-speed rail program is displacing in Fresno. One restaurant owner says: "I am willing to make it work as long as the state helps me make it work. I’m not trying to make any money of this thing. I just want to stay whole.” (Valley Public Radio)

VIDEO: take a ride at the front of a NYC subway car.

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