Thursday, September 15, 2011
By Kate Hinds
Top stories in TN:
Congressman John Mica -- chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee -- has a love/hate relationship with infrastructure. (Link)
A lone Republican senator is holding up transportation and FAA funding extensions, because he said they will fund things like a Corvette museum and an albino squirrel sanctuary. (Link)
NYC DOT head Janette Sadik-Khan's editorial in the New York Daily News: bike share is another option for New Yorkers.
Editorial in The Guardian: bike share is a "game-changer."
Auto workers and car manufacturers failed to reach a contract agreement by the deadline; GM and Chrysler agree to extend talks. (Detroit Free Press)
In Canada, a study found that new immigrants are twice as likely to use public transit when compared to Canadian-born workers. (Global News)
The Obama administration wants to ban electronic cigarettes on planes. (AP via AJC)
A Chicago official wants to crack down on distracted biking. (WBEZ)
Taking stock of technology in cars: we're not that far off from "partial autopilot." (Wall Street Journal)