Transportation news roundup: Transportation bill dilemma, ‘No Pants Ride’ history

Here are your transportation headlines for Jan. 16, 2014. Want to submit a headline or have a question, comment, or concern? E-mail me.

On this day in transportation history:
1919 – The manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes is prohibited as the 18th Amendment is ratified.

Congress to face dilemma in funding long-term transportation bill [Washington Post]

The Obama administration Wednesday again touted corporate tax reforms as a means to pay for roads, bridges and transit but acknowledged that Congress may take the lead as the traditional funding source for transportation nears extinction.

Vandergriff prioritizes rail, transportation funding [FW Business Press]

Hoping to ensure Fort Worth’s place in future commuter rail routing, state transportation officials have announced a committee to seek funding resources.

Pantless Pranksters: The History Of The No Pants Subway Ride [International Business Times]

Though its popularity continues to grow, a lot of people remain a little unclear on the purpose of the hilarious — and quite deliberate — display of undies that happens each year.

Metra defends performance during snow, cold [Chicago Tribune]

For the first time since the onset of last week’s perilous weather, Metra’s top management turned out publicly Tuesday in a bid to repair the agency’s image, battered by weather-induced delays, cancellations and most recently shortages of passenger cars.

TriMet rail sells more than 500K mobile tickets [Metro Mag]

The free TriMet Tickets app has been downloaded more than 60,000 times since the agency launched it in early September. The app allows riders to buy fares on their smartphones.

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