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Feds: No Mechanical Failure Found in Fatal Amtrak Derailment

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

There are still no answers as to why an Amtrak train was going twice the speed limit when it derailed in Philadelphia last month. But a Congressional hearing yielded some insights.  
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LOOK: Peregrine Falcons High Atop NYC Bridges

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

See? New York City really is the perfect place to raise a family.
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MTA Chairman Warns of "Crisis"

Monday, June 01, 2015

For nine months, transit advocates have been sounding the alarm that the MTA doesn't have funding for its five year capital plan — but the head of the MTA has been cool. Until now.
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City Comptroller: We Gave $10B to MTA Already!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

As the MTA struggles to find billions of dollars to fund its five-year capital plan, NYC's comptroller says the agency should look to Albany, not the locals.
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PHOTOS: No Rats, No Pillars, No People in This Peek at the 2nd Ave. Subway

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The city's first new subway line in 60 years is supposed to open next December. It's 82 percent complete. Now, things are getting interesting.
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Federally-Mandated Safety System Still Years Away for MTA

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Following last week's deadly crash, Amtrak says it will have Positive Train Control in place by the end of the year. But it's going to take New York's commuter railroads a little longer.
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STEP ASIDE: The MTA Wants to Speed Up Three Subway Lines

Monday, May 18, 2015

The 6, 7 and F lines get special treatment as subway delays become rampant. (And straphangers on all lines get a video primer on why delays happen.)
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Bridge Demolition to Disrupt LIRR Service This Weekend

Friday, May 15, 2015

Delays on the commuter rail roads happen almost every day — but this weekend's disruption on the Long Island Rail Road will be a little different.
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Obama Administration To Trans-Hudson Tunnel Stakeholders: Get it Together

Thursday, May 07, 2015

The federal government stands ready to help the region build new Hudson River tunnels. But first, a federal official says New York and New Jersey need to show some leadership.
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Why Left Turns Are So Deadly

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Face down oncoming traffic. Dive into a gap before the light changes. Peek around your A-pillar. Whoa! There's a pedestrian right in front of you.
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A Little More Money for the MTA Doesn't Buy Happiness

Monday, May 04, 2015

De Blasio proposes to increase what the city chips in for transit, but the budget still fails to keep pace with inflation.
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Transit Agencies Battle Controversial Ads By Changing the Rules

Friday, May 01, 2015

When the MTA banned political advertisements earlier this week, it wasn’t the first transit agency to try to do so.
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MTA Votes to Ban Political Ads

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Over the objections of some public speakers — as well as some board members — the MTA changed its policy so it could reject controversial ads.
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MTA: Fund the Plan or Risk Second Avenue Subway Expansion

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It's been seven months since the MTA first announced it needed $15 billion to close a gap in its five-year capital plan. Officials say it won't rely on higher fares. So what has to give?
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Court Ruling Leads MTA to Propose Banning Political Ads Altogether

Monday, April 27, 2015

In the past couple of years, the MTA has had as many court cases dealing with free speech as it has had fare hikes. Now, it wants to accept only viewpoint-neutral ads.
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L Train Riders: Help Is on the Way

Friday, April 24, 2015

Last year, every single station along the L line in Brooklyn saw an increase in ridership. Now, according to the MTA, a significant boost in service is coming later this year.
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NJ Transit Proposes Fare Hike

Monday, April 20, 2015

The agency says it needs to raise fares by about nine percent — and cut some service — in order to close a $60 million budget gap.
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'Boulevard of Death' to Get Protected Bike Lanes

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A dangerous stretch of Queens Boulevard will get protected bike lanes this summer as part of a larger plan to tame the chronically troublesome road.
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Drive Like Your Family Lives Here

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Drivers, your choices matter. That's the message of a powerful video that cabbies and city workers will soon watch as part of their driver training.
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Citi Bike 2.0

Monday, March 30, 2015

The new head of New York's bike share company didn't mince words: “Things were broken when we came in.” Now, he said Citi Bike is tackling some of the system's biggest problems.
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