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Your Coming MTA Fare Hike, Explained

Thursday, January 22, 2015

As expected, the MTA voted Thursday to raise fares and tolls. But before you fixate on the 25-cent increase, take heart: there's another way of looking at it.
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The New MetroCard Probably Won't Be a Card

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The MTA is at least five years away from implementing its new fare payment system. Meanwhile, it has to keep the MetroCard limping along.
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Citi Bike's Parent Company Changes Name

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Alta Bicycle Share not only has new ownership, but a new name. Effective immediately, the company is now known as Motivate.
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Threatened Cuts to Overnight PATH Service Officially Dead

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Something that wasn't likely to happen in the first place now really won't happen.
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The DMV Could Be More than Just a Place to Sit and Wait

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Governor Cuomo's DMV commissioner resigned last month. Now, transportation advocates want the department transformed into one that cares about street safety.
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Queens Family Still Waits for Justice in Traffic Death

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

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A judge finally hears what happened when an SUV ran over 3-year-old Allison Liao, then says he'd deliver his ruling in the future.
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Variations in Tip Button Math Nets Cabbies $5.2M Annually

Monday, January 05, 2015

Credit card machines in New York City cabs suggest tips of 20, 25 or 30 percent. But it turns out many riders end up tipping 21 percent. Why?
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NYC Pedestrian Deaths Hit Record Low...Maybe

Friday, January 02, 2015

According to the New York City Department of Transportation, fewer pedestrians died this year than ever before. But that depends on how you do the counting.
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NY State DMV Commissioner Resigns

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Barbara Fiala, who held the post since 2011, largely flew under the radar — until a tumultuous autumn had street safety advocates calling for her resignation.
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Streetcar Opening Awaits Fourth D.C. Mayoral Administration

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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You won't be riding D.C.'s streetcar on the first day of 2015.
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Subway Emergency Exit Alarms Will No Longer Drive You Nuts

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Yorkers, our long national nightmare of alarmed subway emergency exit doors is finally over.
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MTA's New Etiquette Campaign: Keep Your Knees Together and Your Bodies Off the Pole

Monday, December 22, 2014

As subway ridership reaches record numbers, New Yorkers are getting "gentle but firm" reminders about courtesy and spatial awareness.
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New Year's Eve Streetcar Ride In D.C.? Maybe, But No Promises

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The final round of safety documentation has begun, and there's a chance — a chance — that the system's opening could squeak in under the 2014 wire.
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In Record Year, D.C. Builds Nine Miles Of Bike Lanes

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The District, which is marking a record year for bike lane construction, now has a total of 69 lanes.
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MTA To Combat Subway Delays With 'Platform Conductors'

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ridership on the New York City subway is booming — and so are delays.
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The NYPD Doesn't Publicize Traffic Deaths a Quarter of the Time

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A homeless man, killed in a hit and run, was almost forgotten.  A WNYC investigation found his was one of 69 traffic deaths police didn't publicize, leaving crimes unsolved.
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Citi Bike's 'Shoddy' Management Left Riders In the Lurch: Audit

Friday, December 12, 2014

A new audit confirms what most New York City bike share users have already experienced: the system suffered from bad management. But officials say better days are ahead.
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This Bus Is Slower Than a Lava Flow

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The M79, an actual motor vehicle that zooms across Manhattan at about half the speed of flowing lava, just won this year's Pokey award. 
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Bus Safety Campaign Blames Everyone But Drivers

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The video PSAs seek to "educate" people about how to not be hit by a bus, but they focus on texting and selfies — not the behavior of drivers.
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Frustrations Mount With New Doubts About D.C.'s Streetcar Launch

Monday, December 08, 2014

Businesses and residents along H Street are becoming impatient, as parking spots disappear while the streetcars continue safety runs — without passengers.
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