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Rideshare vs. Taxicabs: The Inside Story from Chicago

Friday, June 06, 2014

WBEZ

As Chicago moves to legalize ridesharing, the question remains: Should they follow the same rules of the road as taxis? WBEZ spent a day with a cabbie, and a night with a rideshare driver to find out

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, June 06, 2014

G.M.'s internal investigation found "a pattern of incompetence." The Great San Francisco Transit Sickout of 2014 is over. SEPTA workers have voted to authorize a strike. And: we're going to need a bigger Citi Bike, now that NYC's bike share has a cameo in "Sharknado 2."

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More Americans Are Moving for Short Commutes

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Five percent of Americans who moved between 2012 and 2013 did so to make their commute easier.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, June 05, 2014

G.M. releases the findings of an internal recall probe today, and "the report will be painful." São Paulo subway workers are striking...one week before the World Cup kickoff. Giant piles of dirt may be the reason a Delaware bridge is tilting. And: an iconic Brooklyn sign could be coming down.

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Exclusive: Traffic Death Toll Reaches 100

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

WNYC has been closely tracking traffic deaths in 2014 by exhaustively surveying multiple data sets. City tallies of traffic fatalities are significantly lower than our numbers.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

San Francisco's transit sickout could ease up today. Philadelphia will begin piloting all-night SEPTA service. D.C.'s bike share is slapping down DIY child seats. The eternal Citi Bike docking struggle, captured on film. And: how NYC defeated subway graffiti in the 1980s, train by train and line by line.

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All Your NYC Traffic Safety Questions Answered

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

We answered your questions on Vision Zero, pedestrian safety, wearing headphones while riding a bike and what we're learning about traffic deaths across the city.

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Ask Transportation Nation Anything - on Reddit Now

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Transportation Nation's Kat Aaron and WNYC Data News producer Jenny Ye are doing a reddit AMA ("Ask Me Anything") today at 11 a.m. ET on when and why traffic deaths happen in NYC.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

San Francisco transit workers are staging a sickout. A Queens-bound #7 train mysteriously filled with smoke. Our country's vehicle recall system is facing some challenges. And: the FAA may allow filmmakers to fly drones.

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MTA Drivers Are Training to Avoid Collisions — But Is It Working?

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

WNYC

The MTA's new hires start with a 10-day training period behind the wheel with an instructor. After that, trainees spend four weeks driving an actual route with an experienced driver watching over them. Is it enough?

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, June 02, 2014

Rio de Janeiro's bus rapid transit system is open for business. The co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer was killed in a plane crash. New York's MTA was fined $2,000 in the 2009 death of a worker. A volcanic ash cloud is disrupting air travel in Australia. And: Mariah Carey, straphanger.

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How Many Deaths Does It Take to Redesign an Intersection?

Sunday, June 01, 2014

WNYC

A 25-lane Queens intersection had already claimed one life before 23-year-old Ella Bandes died there last year.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, May 30, 2014

GM is under fire for another delayed recall. No LIRR strike this summer. Another rescue diver dies exploring the sunken South Korean ferry. How to avoid enraging European commuters when touring the continent. And the MTA is banding falcon chicks.

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Speed Cameras Switch Off When Crashes Are at Their Highest

Friday, May 30, 2014

Mayor de Blasio had made upping the number of speed cameras near schools a key part of his push for traffic safety. But a WNYC investigation shows that the most dangerous time to be on the road coincides with the exact hour those cameras shut off.

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Vision Zero Package Clears City Council

Thursday, May 29, 2014

"At the end of the day, we feel that these new laws will strengthen our city's ability to avoid death and injuries caused by car crashes," said the chair of the council's transportation committee. But a group representing cab drivers isn't happy.

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: MTA Bands Peregrine Falcon Chicks

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Springtime is hatchling time, and in keeping with a 31-year effort, New York's MTA banded the peregrine falcon chicks that nest atop three of its bridges.

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Feds: One Year of Car Crashes Cost the U.S. $871 Billion

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The U.S. Secretary of Transportation says the economic and societal costs of traffic crashes are "staggering."

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Streetcar Funding Slashed By D.C. Council

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The D.C. Council voted to cut spending for a planned 22-mile network of streetcars — and use the money to pay for tax cuts. But Mayor Vincent Gray says that puts the entire program in jeopardy.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, May 29, 2014

UberX drivers probably make more than you do. Highway work in Sacramento is bringing drivers to light rail. London is raising its congestion pricing charge. Pulmonary disease is more common in people who live near Logan Airport. And: one Chicago artist is replacing potholes with mosaics.

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Vision Zero Reforms Poised to Pass NYC Council

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The council is on track to pass a suite of measures aimed at supporting Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero initiative.

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