Jim Lovell and Kisook Ahn left behind communities of people who loved them. WNYC's Janet Babin has this remembrance.
Sure it seems like riding the rails is getting more dangerous. But before you panic and hop in a car, here's what federal data shows.
Governor Cuomo says speed is likely to be a factor in yesterday's fatal Metro-North train derailment. San Diego will spend $200 million over ten years on its bike infrastructure. Ray LaHood said Washington is "too afraid" to invest in infrastructure. And: L.A.'s bike trains.
In the wake of Sunday's derailment, trains on the Hudson Line won't be running normally. The MTA is advising passengers to telecommute on Monday -- but if that's just not possible, expect delays...and shuttle buses.
A Metro-North train derailed on a curved section of track in the Bronx on Sunday morning, coming to rest just inches from the water and causing multiple fatalities and dozens of injuries, authorities said.
Efforts to lower New York City's speed limit to 20 miles per hour run up against Albany's rule, says New York City Council member David Greenfield. Now, his bill would mandate a 25 mile per hour limit on some streets. He says that's not what he wanted, but adds it's part of a larger plan to get the state to give the city more authority to control its own roads.
The New Jersey Assembly is subpoenaing Port Authority chief Pat Foye to explain closures on the George Washington Bridge earlier this year which snarled traffic for a week. The Port Authority's shifting explanations have led several state Democrats to charge it was a politically-motivated act of retribution against Fort Lee's mayor -- who didn't support Governor Chris Christie's re-election.
On November 27, 1910, one of New York City's original architectural jewels opened its doors to train passengers -- and it was beautiful.
Weather is making the pre-Thanksgiving travel rush...challenging. Denver's suburbs are looking forward to an expansion of the light rail system. Private security guards are patrolling Phoenix's transit. And: take a look inside San Francisco's stolen bike warehouse.
You're already tense enough about the upcoming holiday - and now a coming storm could really throw a spanner in the works. Don't worry - we've got you covered, whether you're traveling by air, ground or just want to watch this nasty weather approach.
The day New York's City Council unanimously passed a bill to step up the installation of speed humps near schools, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said the council is working to pass a bill lowering speed limits by the end of next month -- her last in the city council.
The future of California's high-speed rail project is in doubt after judge halted the sale of $8 billion in bonds to fund it. The idea of tolling NYC's East River bridges is once again percolating in the political subconscious. And: welcome to Hoboken, a city of 15,000 parking permits -- and 9,000 spaces.
As Washington becomes the first city in the U.S. to deploy cameras to catch drivers who run stop signs and crosswalks, block the box, and drive oversized or overweight commercial vehicles in residential neighborhoods, safety researchers are launching a study to measure the new cameras' effectiveness.
Calling it "a gift to the city," a group of activists changed the speed limit in Park Slope this weekend by hanging rogue 20 mph speed limit signs along Prospect Park West.
New Jersey lawmakers are questioning why the Port Authority closed the local lanes to the George Washington Bridge in early September.
Lanes were closed for nearly a week -- without any notice to the public, elected officials, or law enforcement.
State lawmakers Monday plan to question Port Authority leaders about the closures that caused huge traffic problems on the bridge two months ago. Local officials say they weren't told in advance and some officials have suggested the closures were "abusive."