Google Maps upgrades transit info
In some cities and for some types of public transportation, Google Maps can now show the next departure time, what lines serve a specific station and a link to the transit agency when users click on transit station icons. To read the full story, click here.
Univ. of Wash. to endorse light-rail extension
SEATTLE — The University of Washington and Sound Transit have struck a tentative agreement for construction of a light-rail tunnel to reach the university's on-campus stadium. Sound Transit needs the deal in order to secure a federal grant of $750 million to help fund its planned $1.6 billion, three-mile tunnel from Westlake Center to Husky Stadium. To read the full story, click here.
NYC congestion plan competes for federal funds
NEW YORK — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to reduce traffic congestion by imposing $8 fees on drivers in Manhattan was chosen this week as one of nine semifinalist cities competing for $1.1 billion in federal transportation aid. To read the full story, click here.