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Maya Angelou Was San Francisco's First Black Streetcar Conductor

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou, the poet, writer, and performer who passed away at the age of 86, also has a place in civil rights transportation history: at the age of 16, she says she became San Francisco's first black streetcar conductor.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

New security measures are leading to massive lines on Beijing's subway. D.C. may pare funding for its streetcar system. The new Google car lacks a steering wheel and pedals. And: South Korea is creating 'women-only' parking spaces, complete with pink outlines.

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Metro Takes Over Silver Line; Summer Opening Date Planned

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

After months of delays, D.C.'s transit agency officially took control of the $2.9 billion Silver Line project.

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Select Bus Service Comes to 125th Street — Sort of

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

The busy corridor is now home to the city's seventh Select Bus Service route. But only part of the street got a painted bus-only lane.

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Citi Bike Celebrates Anniversary With Cupcakes and Complaints

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

New York's bikeshare system turns one on May 27th. But after the bankruptcy of a key supplier, persistent software problems, and a stalled expansion, the path forward is far from clear.

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Massimo Vignelli, Designer of Iconic NYC Subway Map, Dies

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

His version — colorful lines against a white background, only a nod to geography — was in use for much of the 1970s and lives on in the MTA's Weekender map.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Penn Station wants to upgrade its retail tenants -- and its train arrivals board. Chicago's bike share set a one-day record. Sydney is lowering its speed limit. And: lack of transit may be behind Wisconsin's 'brain drain.'

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Over 4,800 Drivers Caught Speeding in NYC -- In Two Days

Friday, May 23, 2014

A two-day crackdown on speeding in New York City has resulted in nearly five thousand tickets for drivers.

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Jersey City Sues the Port Authority

Friday, May 23, 2014

WNYC

Jersey City says the Port Authority is getting a sweetheart tax deal — and it's going to court to collect.

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No Bus Lane On 16th Street Northwest Until 2016 At The Earliest

Friday, May 23, 2014

A dedicated bus lane on 16th Street Northwest would help S Line commuters to get work more quickly, but D.C.'s transportation department says the earliest that could happen is...2016.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, May 23, 2014

L.A.'s MTA voted to increase fares. U.S. airlines are now the world's most profitable. Baltimore's bike share program won't happen until the summer of 2015. And: Berlin lawmakers want gender equality for crosswalk signals.

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NYPD Tickets for Dangerous Driving Up

Thursday, May 22, 2014

For the third month in a row, tickets for the most dangerous moving violations are up citywide. But some precincts are lagging. 

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Beartooth Pass Drivers

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and for much of the country that means warm weather, beaches, or barbecues. On one Montana highway, the holiday weekend means it's time to clear the 26-foot snow drifts.

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As H Street Changes, Can Long-Time Residents Stay?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

WAMU

The new streetcars coming to D.C. are expected to bring billions in economic development, but residents who lived through the bad times might be priced out of staying through the good.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, May 22, 2014

G.M. is getting ready to put internet connectivity in its cars. L.A. is voting on fare increases. Sao Paulo bus drivers are on strike -- and the subway system is completely overwhelmed. And: a mama bear lifted her cub to safety off of a busy highway in Canada.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Houston is paying for a new road with funds from its transit authority. D.C. is testing its new 7000 Series rail cars. L.A. got $2.1 billion in federal funding for the Purple Line. And: France is shaving down train platforms after ordering the wrong size rail cars.

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Federal Mediators Side With LIRR Unions, Not MTA

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The mediation is nonbinding, but it potentially brings the nation's largest commuter railroad one step closer to a strike as early as July.

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For D.C. Residents, Streetcar Return Will Pose Practical Challenges

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

It's been 52 years since streetcars last ran on D.C. streets, and city officials have been working to prepare residents, drivers, cyclists, and business owners for what life with trolley will look and feel like.

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NYPD to Crack Down on Speeding

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

New York police are launching a 48-hour speed ticketing blitz, with fines from $90 to $600.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Wisconsin must spend $13.5 million on transit to settle a highway lawsuit. Florida's SunRail is now open for revenue service. 167,000 small planes are still using leaded gasoline. Detroit is getting closer to a streetcar line. And: today is National Transit Call Congress Day.

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