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Subway Ridership Hits 65-Year High

Monday, March 24, 2014

WNYC

More people rode New York City's subways last year than any time since 1949 — and Brooklyn is one of the reasons for the boom.

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Monday, March 24, 2014

A Chicago subway jumped the platform and climbed an escalator. The Port Authority's animal killing program is having little effect on bird strikes. Governor Christie's lawyers say Governor Christie had nothing to do with Bridgegate. And: the Castro is getting rainbow crosswalks.

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Council Bill Would Require NYPD to Share Collision Reports

Monday, March 24, 2014

WNYC

Family members say they want easy access to reports that contain the details of how their loved ones died.

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Citi Bike's Winter of Discontent

Friday, March 21, 2014

WNYC

Spring has arrived — and with it, the high season for New York City's bike share program. With nearly 100,000 annual members, its popularity has exceeded estimates. But the program is still in a financial hole.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Citi Bike needs a financial life preserver. Clayton County, Georgia, might actually get transit. Maryland's Purple Line is inching forward. BP won the rights to drill in the Gulf of Mexico. And: bike softly — and carry a big horn.

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Which Subway Line is The Dirtiest?

Friday, March 21, 2014

WNYC

Good news if you ride the L, bad news if you take the D train.

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What's Delaying the Silver Line? Pull Up a Chair.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

From speakers that have to be torn out to communications cables that don't work to computer units that must be entirely replaced, the yet-to-be-opened Silver line has quite a punch list. While no one will commit to an opening date, all signs point to summer—at the earliest.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Australia spotted something that might -- might -- be pieces of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. New York's commuter rail will get inward-facing cameras and audio recorders. New Jersey auto dealers are delighted that Tesla's being booted. And: happy first day of spring!

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An 'Insult to Broken Hearts': Families Denied Traffic Crash Reports

Thursday, March 20, 2014

When someone dies in traffic in New York City, relatives and friends often want to know how it happened. But those official NYPD accounts are hard to come by—even for families of the victims.

 

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Bike And Pedestrian Access Could Breathe Life Into 'Underused' Metro Stations

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

As Metro works to sell the public on the necessity of spending billions to expand its rail system in the coming decades, the transit authority is also trying to get the most out of its existing capacity. One way to make stations more attractive: upgrade the sidewalks and bike accessibility.

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Weeks After Latest Delay, Still No Word On Silver Line Opening

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Signal problems are holding up D.C.'s new Silver Line. But the contractor responsible for fixing them says it hasn't even received a list of the issues that need to be resolved.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Only about half of Detroit's meters are functional -- and that's just the tip of the city's parking problems iceberg. Amtrak wants a funding bump. LaGuardia's future could be white and glassy. And tonight: learn about the future of NYC's MetroCard.

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Mean Streets: Who Is Dying in Traffic Crashes and Why

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

More than half of the 27 pedestrians killed by cars in New York City this year died on major roadways. That’s just one of the findings of a new WNYC analysis of traffic deaths.

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Girl Gone: Anatomy Of a New York City Pedestrian Death

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

WNYC

The account of the collision that took Allison Liao is part of a year-long investigation into who is dying from traffic-related causes, and why.

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States Spend Too Much On New Roads, Neglecting Maintenance, Report Says

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Despite crumbling infrastructure, states continue to spend more money on building new roads than maintaining the ones they have, says a new report.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Paris has lifted driving restrictions following a decrease in air pollution. A task force is recommending that Chicago create a transit superagency. GM is recalling even more vehicles. And: today is Transit Driver Appreciation Day.

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The Art Bridge Murals of Upstate New York

Monday, March 17, 2014

How to turn an upstate freight rail overpass into an artistic focal point: take local artists, add panoramic views of nearby attractions, and create mural magic.

 

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Traffic Tickets Are Up Across the City

Monday, March 17, 2014

Less than a month into Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to cut down on pedestrian deaths, NYPD data shows most precincts have stepped up citations for speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians and failure to stop at traffic signals.

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So Much for the Traffic Calming: D.C. Rolls Back Wisconsin Ave. Street Changes

Monday, March 17, 2014

The District Department of Transportation is preparing to end a traffic-calming project on one of D.C.’s busiest avenues a little more than a year after implementing the changes that quickly provoked a driver backlash.

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Californians are setting cars aside in favor of transit. The Port Authority has some...unique rules. A Los Angeles subway dig has uncovered a treasure trove of prehistoric fossils. And: check out these overpasses (and underpasses) designed to help animals cross roadways.

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