TN MOVING STORIES: October Snow Snarls Northeast Transit, Massachusetts Judges Go Easy on Drunk Drivers
Monday, October 31, 2011
By Kate Hinds
Top stories on TN:
A plan to expand managed toll lanes on highways around Florida has strong support. (Link)
There's no recession at the busy Port of Houston. (Link)
Massachusetts judges tend to go easy on drunk drivers. (Boston Globe)
The AP fact-checks Republican claims that $1 out of every $10 in transportation aid is spent wasteful projects. The verdict: "To make their case, lawmakers have exaggerated and misrepresented some projects that have received aid." (Link)
Union Pacific says California's planned high-speed rail project poses safety risks to its freight operations -- and disregards the company's property rights (Los Angeles Times). Meanwhile, the state releases its high-speed rail business plan tomorrow. (Mercury News)
Speaking of cabs: Taxi TV is making it easier to lower the volume -- or hit the mute button. (New York Times)
And: A NY Times editorial supports the city's crackdown on unnecessary honking.
Women are still sitting in the back on Brooklyn's B110 bus. (Wall Street Journal)
Qantas will resume flights after regulators ordered an end to work stoppages. (Marketplace)
DC's Tourmobile is closing up shop. (WAMU)
And: Happy Halloween!
TN Moving Stories: The End of a Transportation Era, Bangladesh Pities Transit Fools, and: Is High-Speed Rail Imperiled?
Thursday, November 04, 2010
By Kate Hinds
Oberstar's defeat ends era of transportation policy influence (Minnesota Public Radio).
Not to mention the probable death of the president's proposed $500 billion transportation bill, which insiders say will be "a lower number and probably a shorter [duration] bill." (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
General Motors goes public...again. (The Takeaway)
As Bangladesh prepares to open up its ports to its neighbor countries--as well as join the UN's trans-Asian road and rail network--that country's finance minister takes some flack for reportedly saying that "Bangladesh is geographically a transit country and those who deny it are fools." (Bangladesh News24)
The dilemma of the Baby Boomers: when should Mom and Dad stop driving? (USA Today)
Derailed? Many, many stories today are talking about the impact that newly empowered House Republicans will have upon high-speed rail grants. Especially representatives like John Mica, the ranking Republican on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, who said: "We'll revisit all of those projects."