Transportation news roundup Bus passengers take down robber, driverless cars and public transit

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Posted on Dec 20, 2013 by thudsondd
Here are your transportation headlines for Dec. 20, 2013. Want to submit a headline or have a question, comment, or concern? E-mail me. On this day in transportation history: 1989 - Roger & Me, Michael Moore's satire documentary about trying to meet General Motors Chairman and Chief Executive Roger B. Smith debuts. '> VIDEO: Seattle Bus Passengers Band Together to Take Down Armed Robber NTTA extends payment deadline for payments due during blackout [DMN]
The North Texas Tollway Authority is extending the payment deadline for people who have payments due during a system blackout that begins Friday. The agency is overhauling its software as it prepares to revamp how people without TollTags are billed.
Cincinnati’s Streetcar Victory a Decade in the Making [UrbanCincy]
The final, final, final vote for the first phase of the Cincinnati Streetcar took place today. ... A six-person veto-proof super-majority voted to continue construction. Cincinnati, as Mayor John Cranley (D) said today, will have a streetcar.
What will the impact of automated vehicle technology be on public transportation? [Metro Mag]
On the plus side for transit, with private vehicles equipped with crash avoidance and automated braking technology, there should be fewer cars causing rear-end accidents with buses picking up or dropping off passengers at bus stops.
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