Transportation news roundup Central Texas passenger rail chugs along, RoboCop PSA

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Posted on Dec 19, 2013 by thudsondd
Here are your transportation headlines for Dec. 19, 2013. Want to submit a headline or have a question, comment, or concern? E-mail me. On this day in transportation history: 1903 - The Williamsburg Bridge opened in New York City. It opened as the largest suspension bridge on Earth and remained the largest until 1924. It was also the 1st major suspension bridge to use steel towers to support the main cable. Plans for Central Texas passenger rail chugging along [KVUE]
The goal of the Lone Star Rail District is to have passenger service from Georgetown all the way south to San Antonio. Some people who drive I-35 said it would help congestion.
NY: Blind Man, Guide Dog Safe After Subway Track Fall [AP]
The black Lab bravely leapt onto the tracks at a Manhattan subway platform Tuesday after his blind owner lost consciousness and tumbled in front of an oncoming train. Cecil Williams, 61, and Orlando both escaped serious injury when the train passed over top of them — a miraculous end to a harrowing ordeal that began when Williams began to feel faint on his way to the dentist.
DOT, STB, FHWA earn nods as Best Places to Work [Fast Lane blog]
In the 2013 rankings of Best Places to Work released today, the U.S. Department of Transportation is ranked as the 8th best among large federal agencies. This is up one notch from 2012 and marks the continued success of a deliberate turnaround underway since ranking last in the 2009 survey.
RoboCop Reboot Crams New Footage Into Drunk Driving PSA [CinemaBlend]
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