Transportation news roundup Texas high-speed rail, ways to make cities more fun

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Posted on Jan 8, 2014 by thudsondd
Here are your transportation headlines for Jan. 8, 2014. Want to submit a headline or have a question, comment, or concern? E-mail me. On this day in transportation history: 2004 - The RMS Queen Mary 2 is christened by its namesake, Queen Elizabeth II. At the time of construction, the ship was the longest, widest and tallest passenger ship ever built. 3023669-inline-s-drawings-19 50 Brilliant Ideas To Make Cities More Fun [Fast Company]
Zisiadis released Urban Imagination, a book filled with sketches that offer up even more ways to make cities fun. The concept for the book stemmed from the idea of playfulness--how we're all born with it, and how our environments can encourage more of it to make us happier and more creative.
Federal Studies Announced for Texas High-Speed Rail [Texas Tribune]
The federal government, Texas and a private company are collectively working on two studies to assess the impact of a high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx confirmed Tuesday.
NJ Transit to Super Bowl fans: We're ready [NorthJersey.com] CES: Technology for cars revs up [U-T San Diego]
In past years, only a handful of carmakers touted technology prowess in their vehicles at the annual gadget fest. This year, nine of the 10 largest carmakers are participating, said Gary Shapiro, chief executive of the Consumer Electronics Association, which puts on the show.
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