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LIRR Disability Fraud Could Happen Again, Says GAO Report

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Six years after an investigation revealed rampant fraud among retired Long Island Rail Road workers, a new study says federal safeguards aren't in place to prevent it from happening again.

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Streetcars Run Into Problems As Operator Training Begins On H Street

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Streetcars rolled down H Street NE Monday for the first time in decades, but testing revealed the kinds of issues it will face when it's up and running — and must share the street with other vehicles.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The new House Majority Leader has California's high-speed rail system in his crosshairs. The transportation kinks are still being ironed out of the 49ers new stadium. Long Island Rail Road engineers don't have a contract. And: why yes, there is a Game of Thrones subway map.

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Want to Increase Transit Usage? Ditch Free Parking, Says Study

Monday, August 04, 2014

When employers offer free parking, workers are more likely to ditch the bus, train, or bicycle and hop into their cars.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, August 04, 2014

Due to a miscommunication, an Acela train left Penn Station without its passengers. D.C. will begin training streetcar operators this week. The G.M. ignition switch fund has begun accepting claims. And: Boston's transit police are gently tweeting etiquette lessons.

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On Broadway, Drivers Will Have to Slow Down

Sunday, August 03, 2014

From Columbus Circle to West 220th Street, the speed limit will be 25 mph instead of 30.

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The Park Avenue Tunnel Will Ring With the Sound of...Crustaceans

Friday, August 01, 2014

The Summer Streets installation was recorded in Russia, Thailand, Iceland and around the world.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, August 01, 2014

The Senate passed a highway trust fund bill. Learning to drive in Manhattan is...interesting. Panasonic signed on to help Tesla build its Gigafactory. And: the driverless cars of the future will still require insurance.

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More Than Half of Citi Bike's Early Members Did Not Renew

Friday, August 01, 2014

A WNYC analysis of Citi Bike data suggests that almost 30,000 of the system’s first users haven't renewed. So what's the problem?

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Just How Bad Is Metro's Blue Line?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Now the Silver Line is open, there's more competition for space in one train tunnel under the Potomac.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Truck crashes are on the rise. Ambulances could benefit from a redesign. The Port Authority will use a fence try to prevent suicides off the George Washington Bridge. And: it's so hot in Moscow right now that airplane tires are sinking into the tarmac.

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In Ranking Subways, the #7 Is Number One

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

According to the annual State of the Subways poll, that dubious honor goes to the #2 train, which had longer-than-average waits between trains and more frequent breakdowns. And did we mention crowding?

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Senate passed a Highway Trust Fund bill designed to annoy House Republicans. Transit agencies are getting into the real estate business. New Jersey just can't quit its jughandles. And: want to watch a shark attack people on a subway car? Tonight's your night.

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Port Authority Pays $300K Bridgegate Legal Bill

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WNYC

Your tolls at work:  It’s cost $301,003 so far for top legal talent to represent Port Authority of New York and New Jersey staffers involved in the Bridgegate scandal.

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These Are 10 of the People Killed by Cars in NYC This Year

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Here are the stories of 10 people who have died in car crashes in 2014 — 10 of the 138 killed on New York City streets. They are children and seniors, New Yorkers and visitors, drivers, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians.

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Equinox CEO on Citi Bike: I Can Confirm We're In Negotiations

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

While it's been widely reported that REQX Ventures is in talks to acquire a majority stake in Citi Bike, it's been difficult to get anyone involved in the negotiations to talk on the record about it. Until now.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Air Algerie pilots had asked to turn back. New Yorkers are loving Lyft into uselessness. The MTA deal with the LIRR cost $147 million. And a 12-year-old test driving went about as well as you'd think.

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Details Emerge of Long Island Rail Road Contract

Monday, July 28, 2014

When the Metropolitan Transit Authority and Long Island Rail Road workers agreed on a new contract earlier this month, specific details were not disclosed. But those details can be found in the transit agency's most recent bond update. 

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Costa Concordia is getting scrapped. LA applies some urban acupuncture. Cameras may be coming to New York subway cars. And a six year old shames a bike thief.

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Pushing for Pre-Tax Transit for More People

Sunday, July 27, 2014

WNYC

Transit advocates posed the question to commuters: what would you do with $443 a year in savings on your MetroCard?

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