The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team of investigators to New York following the death of a Metro-North track worker early Monday morning. The incident brings further scrutiny to the transit agency, which has suffered a series of devastating episodes in the past year alone.
Public transit usage in the U.S. is at its highest levels since 1956. NJ Transit's recent missteps will be dissected at a state hearing today. Chicago is getting ready to go all in with its Ventra fare payment system. And: Los Angeles is using art tours to teach people how to ride the subway.
Now that the MTA has agreed to give Staten Island residents a toll cut, everyone wants in on the action.
Arrests for panhandling on the NYC subway are up -- waaaay up. The railroad industry says it needs more time to implement safety measures. Portland won't be getting a bike share system this year after all. And: just how much Chicago road salt winds up in Lake Michigan?
Officials admitted that making city streets safer will almost certainly cost money. But when the City Council asked for details on that spending at Thursday's budget hearing, details were few -- despite the fact that several city agencies say it's full speed ahead on Vision Zero.
Safety is the top ...
Delays are up on NYC subways. AAA is getting nervous about technology in cars. San Francisco is eyeing Vision Zero. The losing bidder for Massachusetts' commuter rail contract is going to court. And: a foot of ice on the Hudson? Sounds like conditions are perfect for...ice yachting.
Riding the subway late at night? Keep your eyes peeled, because New York's top cop might be, too.
President Obama has proposed his budget, and the transpo details are here. The new head of NJ Transit may be cleaning house. D.C.'s mayor says Secret Service protocols are paralyzing traffic. NJ Gov. Christie may have shortchanged Hoboken out of $700,000 in Sandy aid. And: why, in NYC, there's no 'P' train.
That old axiom of transportation policy—to relieve congestion build more lanes—may be giving way to the realization that it's not worth it.
Cabbies are being encouraged to sign up for Obamacare. Corvettes are being pulled from a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum. Indiana took the first steps towards an expanded transit system. And: buses are rolling again in D.C. after yesterday's snowstorm.
The state's Department of Motor Vehicles is making 10 years' worth of past tickets available to prosecutors—including the original ticket charge, regardless of whether it was reduced to a lesser charge.
The endless winter continues, tormenting commuters and airlines alike. The Port Authority of NY & NJ has a rather aggressive animal control program at its airports. Walking in Las Vegas is hazardous. And: a robotic refueling system for gas stations could be coming to a pump near you. One day.
The 495 Express Lanes in Northern Virginia are bleeding money.
Capital Bikeshare's expansion plans are on hold because of a Montreal company's bankruptcy. Google will pay nearly $7 million to fund free bus passes for San Francisco kids. Brooklyn's B46 is the city's most troubled bus line. And: check out an elevated bike roundabout in...the Netherlands. Where else?