Streams

Silver Line Commuters, Start Your Engines

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

WAMU

Now that an opening date for the Silver Line is within sight — even if Metro remains tight-lipped as to when it might be — transit officials want commuters to know they should take a bus, not their cars, to the train.

Read More

Comment

NYC Precincts Stepping Up Ticketing For Dangerous Driving

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Ticketing was up in most precincts for the six major categories WNYC has been tracking: using a cell phone while driving, disobeying a sign, failing to stop at a signal, making an improper turn, not giving the right of way to a pedestrian, and speeding.

Read More

Comments [8]

NYC DOT: Public Plazas Should Be Everywhere — Not Just Manhattan

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

New York City's transportation commissioner said she wants to make sure street transformations like bike lanes and pedestrian plazas make it to all five boroughs — not just Manhattan.

Read More

Comments [13]

Speed Limit Bill Alive in Albany

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

With just two days to go before the New York State legislative session ends, Senator Jeffrey Klein has introduced a bill giving cities the authority to lower their speed limits.

Read More

Comments [5]

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

GM recalls another 3.4 million vehicles. Boston train drivers can't keep phones in their pockets or bags while on duty. Delaware's bridge woes are rippling up and down the East Coast. And Bay Area train technicians won the "transit industry’s version of the NBA Finals." 

Read More

Comment

Metro In 'Final Stretch' Before Silver Line Service Starts

Monday, June 16, 2014

D.C.'s transit agency says it will announce the start date of Silver Line service to Tysons Corner and Reston one week from today. "We are in the final stretch," said Metro's general manager.

Read More

Comments [1]

No, C Train Riders, You Are Not Getting New Subway Cars

Monday, June 16, 2014

No, it's not a heat-induced hallucination: that really is a newer-model C train rumbling down the tracks. But, like the summer months, it's fleeting.

Read More

Comments [3]

Traffic Tickets Up Again in NYC

Monday, June 16, 2014

By this time last year, the New York Police Department had issued just under 6,000 tickets for failing to yield to pedestrians. This year: almost 15,000.

Read More

Comments [7]

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, June 16, 2014

Philadelphia's transit strike is over, but France's rail strike is dragging on. Russia cut off gas to the Ukraine. San Francisco's Central Subway reached a tunneling milestone. And: check out a video of the singing NYC subway motorman.

Read More

Comment

Hailing a Green Cab in the Forbidden Zone: Riders Say Why Not?

Sunday, June 15, 2014

WNYC

Passengers are either unaware of the rules or don't care about them.

Read More

Comments [8]

Lower Speed Limits Still Possible for NYC

Friday, June 13, 2014

New York Senator Jeff Klein is planning to introduce a bill to lower speed limits in New York City. But time is tight, as the final days of the legislative session approach in Albany.

Read More

Comments [9]

D.C. Transit Union Wants To Organize Streetcar Workers

Friday, June 13, 2014

WAMU

The opening date for the D.C. streetcar is not the only aspect of the project mired in uncertainty. The local transit union is attempting to organize the future streetcar operators and maintenance workers.

Read More

Comment

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Port Authority is being investigated by the SEC. Tesla opens its patents. Bikeshare programs might increase cyclist head injuries. And residents of Chinatown are sick of being swamped by buses. 

Read More

Comments [1]

D.C. Increasing Wheelchair-Accessible Cabs

Thursday, June 12, 2014

WAMU

The number of wheelchair-accessible taxicabs in D.C. is expected to more than double this fall.

Read More

Comment

NJ Transit Now Knows Where to Put Its Trains When a Storm Comes

Thursday, June 12, 2014

WNYC

A year and a half after Sandy, NJ Transit now has a comprehensive plan to handle weather emergencies.

Read More

Comments [4]

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, June 12, 2014

World Cup goers, travel easy: there will be no subway strike in Sao Paolo today. Port Authority Bus Terminal commuters aired their grievances. Don't e-smoke your e-cigarette on Chicago transit. And: toads can cross safely on one Philadelphia road.

Read More

Comment

NJ Transit: We're Doing What We Can with the Port Authority Bus Terminal

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

There is a daily flood of complaints from New Jersey Transit bus commuters at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Read More

Comments [5]

Stop Studying Dangerous Intersection and Take Action, Say Capitol Hill Residents

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Residents of a Northeast D.C. neighborhood where a pedestrian was badly injured in a crash say the District is partly to blame for failing to fix a dangerous intersection.

Read More

Comments [1]

MTA Security Program Almost $300 Million Over Budget, Years Overdue

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Improvements to security at the MTA will cost hundreds of millions more than originally planned, and won't be done until 2017. 

Read More

Comment

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Americans would pay more gas tax to fund transportation. And they might have to, since resolution on the Highway Trust Fund remains elusive. The first commercial drone flight got a thumbs up. And an enormous rope sculpture is being removed from a San Francisco BART station.

Read More

Comment