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Paper Or Plastic? D.C. Cab Drivers Still Refusing Credit Cards

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The head of the D.C. Taxicab Commission says a significant number of cab drivers are still refusing to accept their passengers' credit cards. And now one city council member says her daughter was locked in a taxi over a payment dispute.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, February 20, 2014

New York's congressional delegation wants to avert a LIRR strike. California's Democratic lieutenant governor is breaking ranks and yanking his support of high-speed rail. Winter weather has dealt Chicago's commuter rail system a heavy blow. And: a look at Cambodia's transit systems, both old and new.

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63 Ways de Blasio Wants to Eliminate Traffic Deaths

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

From increasing speeding enforcement at the precinct level (8) to creating an honor roll of safe cab drivers (51), New York City agencies have come together to craft a comprehensive street safety blueprint.

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NTSB to Metro-North: Put Cameras on Train Operators

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating December's deadly Metro-North derailment, is recommending the MTA install cameras in train cabs and make its speed limit signage permanent.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

As part of its investigation into a deadly December crash, the NTSB is recommending that Metro-North install cameras in its trains. Forty thousand tons of New Jersey road salt are stuck in Maine. Chicago's subways are being wired for 4G. And: check out a map of what L.A.'s subway system could look like in 2040.

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NYC's Mayor Unveils "Vision Zero" Plans

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

On Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio presented a blueprint comprised of what he called "tried and tested" ideas designed to dramatically reduce pedestrian and cyclist fatalities. 

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Embattled NJ Transit Head Leaving

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

In recent months, Jim Weinstein's leadership has come under increasing fire over performance during Sandy and the Super Bowl.

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Someone's Got To Shovel It

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A small army of Department of Sanitation hires have fanned out across the city to clear the way for you.

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Virginia's New Transportation Chief Has Both Money And Long List Of Projects

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

In his first interview since taking office, Virginia's new transportation secretary talks about his priorities—and says he supports a new bill that places public transit on equal footing with highways.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

NYC's mayor will announce his 'Vision Zero' plan for pedestrian safety today. The embattled head of NJ Transit could be on his way out. Atlanta's tough winter might -- might -- mean state funding for MARTA. And: Newark Airport's light fixtures are watching you.

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Trying to Ratchet Down NYC's Street Tensions With Love -- and Valentines

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Traffic engineers often refer to things like speed bumps and pedestrian islands as 'traffic calming' measures. On Sunday, activists took to one particularly troublesome intersection and employed a different method of street soothing -- one that involved the judicious application of Valentines and hot chocolate.

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Slush Lakes: An Explainer

Friday, February 14, 2014

Why, why are there slush lakes at every street corner? Doesn't NYC have storm drains? Here's why you're probably vaulting over the small lakes currently forming at many crosswalks.

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Come On and Touch Me: MTA Rolls Out Interactive Info Screens

Friday, February 14, 2014

The MTA's long-awaited touchscreen maps are being installed at key stations throughout the subway system—and now 18 of them are at Grand Central Terminal.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, February 14, 2014

The Bridgegate subpoenas have widened to include -- wait for it -- the ARC tunnel. Airlines have canceled a record number of flights this winter. Los Angeles is piloting a 'bike friendly business district.' And listen to the mysterious howling sound that woke up St. Paul residents.

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D.C. Metro Chief: If You Want More Service, We Need More Money

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Metro's plans call for a series of upgrades to rail service through 2025, but whether the plans come to fruition depends on the transit agency receiving local and federal funding. And that's far from guaranteed.

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MOVING STORIES

Thursday, February 13, 2014

The icy embrace of winter has enveloped the East Coast. NYC may open more traffic crash data. The touch-screen subway map has arrived. And: why the Dutch love U.S. speedskater Shani Davis. (It's mostly about his skill--but a little bit about bikes.)

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Cuomo Dodges Bridgegate Questions

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo engaged in his most extensive back and forth to date with reporters about the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal that has engulfed his counterpart in New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie.

Cuomo and Christie jointly run the entity that oversees the bridge, the Port Authority, but Cuomo has ...

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Sinkhole Swallows Corvettes: Video

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

"It is with heavy hearts that we report that eight Corvettes were affected by this incident," reads a statement by the National Corvette Museum.

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NJ Transit's Secret Deal With Christie's Favorite Firm

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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The law firm run by Governor Christie's top man at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, David Samson, extracted a secret agreement from New Jersey Transit that it would build a transit station in a favorable location for Samson's client.

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MOVING STORIES

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Atlanta's transit system has cancelled all bus service today due to weather. No, Governor Christie did not fly over the George Washington Bridge during those lane closures in September. The auto industry made jaywalking illegal. And: how your commute affects your well-being.

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