Sandy caused $300 million in damage to the PATH system, snarling the commutes of tens of thousands of riders. A year later, the Port Authority says PATH is prepared. But is it?
Some of the MTA's hardest-hit subway lines will be free on October 29.
Bikes are outselling new cars in almost every European country. Phoenix's light rail system suffered a massive power outage. Citi Bike survived its first legal challenge. Bikes are now permanently allowed on BART trains. And: Saudi women are challenging the country's ban on female drivers.
With three months to go, the organizers of the upcoming Super Bowl say they're preparing for the challenges of hosting a big-city event in the depths of winter.
The 495 Express Lanes in Northern Virginia—14 miles of EZ Pass-only toll lanes where HOV-3 vehicles ride free—are still struggling to attract drivers nearly one year after opening. Traffic volume on the new highway is below expectations, according to information reported to the Australian Securities Exchange.
The BART strike stressed other Bay Area transit agencies. Removing a toll on a Georgia highway is expected to dramatically increase traffic. Paris turned a roadway along the Seine into pedestrian space. And: what New York's MTA is doing to protect the subway from the next Sandy.
Bill de Blasio had made a convincing case for being pro-innovation when it came to New York City's evolving streetscape. But his answer during Tuesday's mayoral debate on the pedestrian plazas in Times Square and Herald Square indicated that when it comes to urban planning, his instincts aren't exactly modern.
The two main candidates for New York City mayor are apparently united in ambivalence over the Times Square pedestrian plaza. Los Angeles city council staffers kept quiet about the rise in streetcar costs. Detroit's streetlights are in bad shape. And: Manhattan's gas stations are dwindling.
What does it take to repair a subway tunnel that was inundated with 27 million gallons of salt water? Watch and see.
New Jersey's transportation funding woes are only getting worse. D.C.'s air quality is getting better. The U.S. Senate will hold a hearing on Metro-North's recent power outage. And: wondering where all the people in Houston are? Check the city's underground tunnel system.
The Port Authority will open a new pedestrian pathway linking Brookfield Place, formerly known as the World Financial Center, and the World Trade Center Path on Thursday.
WNYC, WNYC's Data News team and Transportation Nation have won one of the most prestigious awards in journalism: the Online News Association award for breaking news during storm Sandy. Other winners included the Guardian for its work covering the NSA and the Boston Globe for reporting on the Boston Marathon bombing.
On weekday mornings, tech workers line up at the bus stops on in San Francisco's Mission District to wait for the free private shuttles that bring them to work in Silicon Valley. Corporate transit is nothing new, but the volume of people using it is, and San Francisco neighborhoods are starting to feel the change.
I had about as bad an experience as I've ever had docking a Citi Bike this morning -- it took nearly an hour to find a docking station in Lower Manhattan. The supervisor in the Citi Bike call center said it was an unusually busy morning, brought on, no doubt, by the picture-perfect crisp autumn weather.
It's day four of the BART strike. Meanwhile, a BART train killed two track workers this weekend. Chicago wants bidders on a $2 billion rail contract to disclose a jobs plan. Detroit bus drivers could be calling in sick today. And: why does one New Yorker hate bike share? Because it's so blue.