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Pedestrian Deaths Drop Nationally

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Following a three-year uptick, preliminary data indicates the number of pedestrians killed in traffic crashes may now be on the decline.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

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.

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First Look at Florida's New Commuter Rail Line

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Officials are cutting the ribbons on a string of new SunRail stations that will start serving the Orlando area this spring.

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Why Spend More Money on Roads if People are Driving Less?

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

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.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

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.

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Now NY Prosecutors Will Know if Your 'Broken Tail Light' Was Actually a Speeding Ticket

Monday, March 03, 2014

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.

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High Speed Rail Hearings Start in New York State

Monday, March 03, 2014

The first public hearings on a proposed high-speed rail line linking New York City to Niagara Falls will begin this week.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, March 03, 2014

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.

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Tappan Zee Bridge Needs Bus Rapid Transit: Panel

Friday, February 28, 2014

When the currently under construction Tappan Zee Bridge opens for business in 2018, it should have seven new bus rapid transit lines—and eventually plan to reboot rail service in the Rockland County area.

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Beltway Express Lanes Aren't Attracting Drivers Or Money

Friday, February 28, 2014

The 495 Express Lanes in Northern Virginia are bleeding money.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, February 28, 2014

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?

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Delta Changes Frequent-Flier Program, Social Media Erupts

Thursday, February 27, 2014

The airline will now calculate miles earned based not on how far you fly, but how much you pay for the ticket.

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D.C., Maryland and Virginia Pledge $75 Million For Metro Upgrades

Thursday, February 27, 2014

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. ...

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Queens Business Owners Dreading 7 Train Service Changes

Thursday, February 27, 2014

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.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, February 27, 2014

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.

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Past Transit Chief Pleads with MTA Board Against Toll Cut—in Vain

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

WNYC

Richard Ravitch says the MTA is hurting for revenue—and giving some back might be against the law.

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President Obama: We've Got 100,000 Bridges that Could Qualify for Medicare

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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."

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NYC Council Members to Albany: We Need a 20 MPH Speed Limit

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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.

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Reliability Concerns, Not Safety, Behind Silver Line Delay

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

WAMU

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.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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.

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