News bites: A recession for transportation?

Your morning transportation speed-read:

The recession is slamming transit systems around the county.

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) wants Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to quickly approve a gate-swap deal between Delta and U.S. Airlines.

Amtrak has been sued in the aftermath of a crash of a train and a truck in Nevada.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) is drawing criticism from the right for approving a central Florida commuter train.