President Obama has proposed his budget, and the transpo details are here. The new head of NJ Transit may be cleaning house. D.C.'s mayor says Secret Service protocols are paralyzing traffic. NJ Gov. Christie may have shortchanged Hoboken out of $700,000 in Sandy aid. And: why, in NYC, there's no 'P' train.
That old axiom of transportation policy—to relieve congestion build more lanes—may be giving way to the realization that it's not worth it.
Cabbies are being encouraged to sign up for Obamacare. Corvettes are being pulled from a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum. Indiana took the first steps towards an expanded transit system. And: buses are rolling again in D.C. after yesterday's snowstorm.
The state's Department of Motor Vehicles is making 10 years' worth of past tickets available to prosecutors—including the original ticket charge, regardless of whether it was reduced to a lesser charge.
The endless winter continues, tormenting commuters and airlines alike. The Port Authority of NY & NJ has a rather aggressive animal control program at its airports. Walking in Las Vegas is hazardous. And: a robotic refueling system for gas stations could be coming to a pump near you. One day.
The 495 Express Lanes in Northern Virginia are bleeding money.
Capital Bikeshare's expansion plans are on hold because of a Montreal company's bankruptcy. Google will pay nearly $7 million to fund free bus passes for San Francisco kids. Brooklyn's B46 is the city's most troubled bus line. And: check out an elevated bike roundabout in...the Netherlands. Where else?
The airline will now calculate miles earned based not on how far you fly, but how much you pay for the ticket.
Metro will be getting more funding from the three jurisdictions it serves.
After Gov. Martin O’Malley, Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray met privately in Arlington Wednesday, the three Democratic executives announced they had reached an agreement in principle to each provide $25 million for Metro’s FY2015 budget. ...
Riders who depend on the 7 train are in for more headaches over the next few months. Starting late Friday night, the MTA will suspend service between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza for 13 weekends through July. In that time, the MTA plans to complete infrastructure work, track replacement and signal system upgrades.
Newly manufactured Chicago transit buses will have ten security cameras each. Two NJ Turnpike board members are taking up the union's challenge to try working in a toll booth. Utah may raise taxes to benefit mass transit. And: an old school bus is delivering fresh produce in the Bronx.
Richard Ravitch says the MTA is hurting for revenue—and giving some back might be against the law.
Speaking at Union Depot train station in St. Paul, Minnesota, the president called on Congress to act on transportation funding. "If Congress doesn't finish a transportation bill by the end of the summer," he said, "we could see construction projects stop in their tracks."
Continuing the city's push for more autonomy over local speed limits, two City Council members have introduced a resolution calling on Albany to change the law—and allow the city to set its default speed to 20mph.
Problems with the Silver Line's signaling system are pushing back its launch date yet again, but officials say the contractor will foot the bill.
The feds are ordering stricter scrutiny for rail cars that transport crude oil. President Obama will call on legislators to pass a four-year, $302 billion transportation bill. The Dreamliner's nightmares continue. London is overhauling dozens of intersections. And: Houston cabbies aren't so hot for rideshare apps.