Metro carries half of all people heading downtown on 16th Street, but the already-crowded buses must compete with cars. Now, D.C. is looking at ways to speed buses along -- including giving drivers the ability to change traffic lights.
New York's subway system broke a record last month. London's Underground will begin running 24 hours a day on weekends. A new bill would require Amtrak to have a pet car. A new rule would require some buses to have seat belts. And: NYC's bike share could have some competition.
Bill de Blasio has released the names of his full transition committee, and while education, health care, media and the arts are well-represented, there's one category that just...isn't.
You wish your state lobbies as effectively for federal transportation dollars as Utah does. Wichita's transit system is about to run out of money. Pedestrian deaths are on the rise in Las Vegas -- and police and drivers blame jaywalking. And: the NJ Turnpike may privatize toll collection.
The Silver Spring Transit Center, years behind schedule and about $15 million over budget, finally may be ready to open to the public next year after additional repair work, Montgomery County, Md. officials announced on Tuesday.
A contender for New York's top police job says traffic fatalities can be decreased the same way homicides were.
The federal government is opening a safety probe into Tesla's battery fires. Amtrak is overhauling four East River tunnels that carry LIRR trains. Check out one man's extreme carpooling commute. And the plight of the NYC dirt biker: all revved up and nowhere to go.
A new WNYC Data News map of public and private schools shows that two thirds of streets are within a quarter of a mile of schools, with that number climbing to nearly nine of every 10 streets in Manhattan, 82 percent of streets in Brooklyn, and 74 percent in the Bronx.
Select Bus Service debuted in Brooklyn today. But the B 44's roll-out had some kinks.
New York's bike share system is closing in on 100,000 annual members -- but the dark, cold winter months are closing in. So to keep bikers biking, the system is offering some enticements.
Hoboken's Sandy-ravaged rail terminal re-opens today. On cruise ships, 'man overboard' is under-reported. The Ventra bugs keep on coming. Los Angeles can't quit Metro's honor system just yet. And Dial S for Sharrow: check out a film noir short about shared streets.
The old eastern span of the Bay Bridge stands empty, its job done. Now it’s time for it to come down. And everyone wants to know: will the California Department of Transportation blow it up?
The Manhattan District Attorney's Office sparked outrage this week when it announced it wouldn't file criminal charges against a taxi driver in a crash that severed a British tourist's leg.
The head of D.C.'s transit agency is apologizing to Red Line riders for the delays this week which were unusually bad -- even by the standards of the oft-beleaguered Metro line.
A pair of NYC taxi medallions sold for a record $2.5 million. San Francisco's Central Subway construction is displacing the rat population. Florida wants more red light traffic cameras. The TSA says it's not racially profiling anymore. And: check out a data visualization of traffic waves.
A meeting of the D.C. Taxicab Commission ended in an uproar on Wednesday, as nearly 300 cab drivers organized by the Teamsters union erupted in anger when the commission’s chairman attempted to read aloud a letter from an unhappy cab customer.
A bill that supporters said would preserve a dedicated revenue stream for New York's MTA was just dinged by the governor.
Chicago's fare payment system suffered an outage...and 15,000 people got free rides. Port Authority officials are just NOT going to talk about last month's GWB lane closure fiasco. Austin's bike share program launches next month. And: all aboard the Starbucks train, in Zurich.