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Yellow Cab Blues: Learning The Ropes as a New Cabbie in the City

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

BBC

We visit a school for new cabbies in New York, where immigrant drivers learn to navigate the city streets and charm passengers for better tips.

We want to hear from you: What's the most interesting thing you've learned from a cab driver? Cabbies, what's the most interesting thing you've learned from a passenger?

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As LIRR Walkout Looms, Cuomo Urges Patience

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

New York's governor talked of a fair deal for everyone, but a Long Island Rail Road union head says he assumes a strike is on.

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D.C. Streetcars Will Launch in November. Maybe.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The H Street-Benning Road streetcar line, Washington’s first in a half century, will open for passenger service the first week of November at the earliest. Under this best-case scenario, the streetcar would open almost a year after the District had first hoped. 

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

At least 19 people were killed when a subway train derailed in Moscow. It's hard to gauge how Montreal's bike share system is doing. Mike Huckabee likes private planes. And: as the Highway Trust Fund approaches its doomsday, states aren't waiting to act.

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Tappan Zee Cost Reveals Cuomo Style

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

WNYC

New York's governor is building a new Tappan Zee Bridge, funded by tolls. How much more will drivers have to pay? He's not as forthcoming about that bit. 

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City-Owned Vehicles Are Speeding in School Zones (And So Is Everyone Else)

Monday, July 14, 2014

New York City's 20 speed cameras issued more than 41,000 tickets between January and June. More than 200 went to city-owned vehicles.

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Talks Collapse Between MTA and Long Island Rail Road Workers

Monday, July 14, 2014

With just six days to go before a possible walkout that could shut down the Long Island Rail Road, talks between LIRR workers and the MTA broke down.

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Ridesharing Critics Urge Caution As D.C. Regulation Put On Hold

Monday, July 14, 2014

The move to regulate ridesharing services like UberX and Lyft will likely be put on hold as the D.C. Council moves towards a recess next week, but some say that leaves riders in limbo over whether the cars have adequate insurance coverage.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, July 14, 2014

The White House really, really wants a Highway Trust Fund deal. Fresno County is having buyer's remorse about the state's high-speed rail program. And: Helsinki wants to make car ownership pointless.

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MTA: "We're Ready" to Face a LIRR Strike

Friday, July 11, 2014

Shuttle buses, park and rides, and new ferry service will be put into place if Long Island Rail Road workers walk off the job on July 20 — the earliest date workers can legally strike.

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Long Island Telecommuters, Start Your Engines

Friday, July 11, 2014

In the event of a Long Island Rail Road strike, Nassau County commuters looking to work from home have an option beyond their kitchen tables or local coffee shops.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, July 11, 2014

Air travel could double within 20 years, and environmentalists are not happy. Congressional mudslinging continues over the Highway Trust Fund. Rural roads are dangerous too. And phew, you can still sing on Winnipeg buses.

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Christie's New Port Man: I Would Have Acted Differently in Bridgegate

Thursday, July 10, 2014

John Degnan, nominated by Christie to replace David Samson, says he would have  taken immediate action upon learning that lanes had been closed on the George Washington Bridge.

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With Rail Strike Looming, It's 1994 All Over Again

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A World Cup tournament, Governor Cuomo up for re-election, the threat of a Long Island Rail Road strike — 20 years ago was the last time LIRR workers walked off the job.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has spent agency money on some interesting projects, like...a clam processing plant. Bike share programs across the nation are stumbling — but not in Denver. And: meet your friendly Chicago Red Line conductor.

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Car Sharing App Lyft Hits Roadblock in NYC

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

WNYC

The NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission said Lyft is unauthorized to dispatch cars to pick up passengers.

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Man Visiting D.C. Has Wild Ride on Uber

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

WAMU

The man says the Uber driver ran red lights and nearly mowed down pedestrians in his panicked flight from Washington.

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If LIRR Workers Strike, Don't Look to Congress to Settle It

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Get back to the table and stay there until you get a deal. That was the message Wednesday from New York's Congressional delegation.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

No deal yet to avoid a Long Island Rail Road strike. DUI arrests dropped in Philly after rideshare apps launched. Chicago residents want police to "give tons of tickets." And an Italian man gets disability transit access trending on twitter.

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No Deal Yet Between MTA and LIRR Workers

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Federal mediators failed to produce a deal between the MTA and Long Island Rail Road workers — and the transit agency's chief is heading to Washington D.C. to ask Congress whether it will intervene.

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