Thursday, October 30, 2014
TN Moving Stories: Boston's First Solar-Powered Transit Station Breaks Ground, and: Are NYC's Subway Pickpockets Dying Out?
Sunday, November 14, 2010
By Kate Hinds
Massachusetts breaks ground today on its first solar-powered transit station--Fenway Center. You know it's only a matter of time before the Green Monster nickname gets bandied around. (WBUR)
Are NYC's subway pickpockets going the way of the dinosaurs? "You don't find young picks anymore," NYPD Transit Bureau Detective Nelson Dones said. "It's going to die out." (New York Daily News). Plus: crime on the LIRR has dropped 15% over last year. (Newsday; subscription required)
GM retirees wrestle with the decision over whether to buy stock in the company or not. (New York Times)
The National Journal's Transportation blog wonders how to resolve the impasse over the fuel tax.
A NJ Transit passenger videotaped a bus driver's unorthodox driving performance ("At some moments he touches the steering wheel with just an index finger, and at other times he does the grown-up’s version of 'Look Ma, no hands'")--and learns some hard lessons about the transit agency's customer complaint system. (Newark Star-Ledger)
Omaha will kick off a year-long process to update its transportation master plan this week: one goal is trying to create walkable communities with less dependence on automobiles. (Omaha World-Herald).
Saturday, December 14, 2002
Kurt Andersen and the film director Alexander Payne talk about art that's rooted in specific places. Payne is originally from Omaha, Nebraska, and has set three of his films there: Citizen Ruth, Election, and his latest, About Schmidt, which stars Jack Nicholson, opens this week.