Cartoon Tuesday: Who’s Gonna Keep You Supplied, Man?

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From cartoonist Mark Fiore comes this animation of a hyperactive Ziploc baggy. Before clicking through to see why it’s so amped up, here’s some suggested reading from the New York Times:

Sex, Drug Use and Graft Cited in Interior Department

Frustration in the South as a Gasoline Shortage Drags On

Enjoy the afternoon and Shana Tovah to everyone ringing in the new year.

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Today’s Headlines

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Democrats in Congress may tone down their new auto safety bill in response to industry complaints (WSJ) D.C. considers using "value capture" methods, harnessing business gains from transit to pay for new streetcars (WashPost) Joel Epstein on L.A.’s push to break from its past and embrace transit New York in need of a statewide high-speed […]

Rangel: House GOP Has No Idea Where Transit Funding Would Come From

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Today at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan, four members of New York’s congressional delegation joined the head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in decrying House GOP efforts to drastically alter how the federal government supports transit in cities. Under the House’s plan, instead of receiving a roughly 20 percent cut of the federal gas tax, […]

Eyes on the Street: Obama Takes Manhattan

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A scene from Midtown early this morning, after Barack Obama was named president-elect. On the A downtown from Inwood, new passengers were welcomed with screams and cheers at every stop. It was standing room only by the time the train reached 42 Street. New Yorkers lined the sidewalks in Times Square. Cars rolled through slowly, […]

Today’s Headlines

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New York Sen. Gillibrand, facing a possible primary challenge from Ford, pushes for more transit spending in the Senate’s coming jobs bill (NYDN) Washington D.C.’s Metro system begins a new era of federal government influence with the appointment of two new board members (WaPo) Could the president and VP’s mysterious trip to Florida on Thursday […]

Cartoon Tuesday: Mode Switch

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This number from cartoonist Bob Lafay makes a good companion to last week’s news that some bike models are in short supply throughout New York City, perhaps reflecting the effect of gas prices on manufacturers’ inventories. The panic subsides once you start pedaling.