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More Than Half of Citi Bike's Early Members Did Not Renew

Friday, August 01, 2014

A WNYC analysis of Citi Bike data suggests that almost 30,000 of the system’s first users have chosen not to renew so far. And there are no shortage of reasons why early adopters might hold off on renewing their membership.

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Just How Bad Is Metro's Blue Line?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Now the Silver Line is open, there's more competition for space in one train tunnel under the Potomac.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Truck crashes are on the rise. Ambulances could benefit from a redesign. The Port Authority will use a fence try to prevent suicides off the George Washington Bridge. And: it's so hot in Moscow right now that airplane tires are sinking into the tarmac.

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In Ranking Subways, the #7 Is Number One

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

According to the annual State of the Subways poll, that dubious honor goes to the #2 train, which had longer-than-average waits between trains and more frequent breakdowns. And did we mention crowding?

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Senate passed a Highway Trust Fund bill designed to annoy House Republicans. Transit agencies are getting into the real estate business. New Jersey just can't quit its jughandles. And: want to watch a shark attack people on a subway car? Tonight's your night.

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These Are 10 of the People Killed by Cars in NYC This Year

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Here are the stories of 10 people who have died in car crashes in 2014 — 10 of the 138 killed on New York City streets. They are children and seniors, New Yorkers and visitors, drivers, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians.

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Port Authority Pays $300K Bridgegate Legal Bill

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WNYC

Your tolls at work:  It’s cost $301,003 so far for top legal talent to represent Port Authority of New York and New Jersey staffers involved in the Bridgegate scandal.

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Equinox CEO on Citi Bike: I Can Confirm We're In Negotiations

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

While it's been widely reported that REQX Ventures is in talks to acquire a majority stake in Citi Bike, it's been difficult to get anyone involved in the negotiations to talk on the record about it. Until now.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Air Algerie pilots had asked to turn back. New Yorkers are loving Lyft into uselessness. The MTA deal with the LIRR cost $147 million. And a 12-year-old test driving went about as well as you'd think.

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Details Emerge of Long Island Rail Road Contract

Monday, July 28, 2014

When the Metropolitan Transit Authority and Long Island Rail Road workers agreed on a new contract earlier this month, specific details were not disclosed. But those details can be found in the transit agency's most recent bond update. 

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Monday, July 28, 2014

The Costa Concordia is getting scrapped. LA applies some urban acupuncture. Cameras may be coming to New York subway cars. And a six year old shames a bike thief.

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Pushing for Pre-Tax Transit for More People

Sunday, July 27, 2014

WNYC

Transit advocates posed the question to commuters: what would you do with $443 a year in savings on your MetroCard?

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Pedestrian Infrastructure Lacking Ahead Of Saturday's Silver Line Opening

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Silver Line opens July 26, but pedestrian amenities like sidewalks and crosswalks are still lacking in parts of Fairfax County.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Arrests for subway sex crimes are on the rise in NYC. There have been three collisions involving Houston light rail this week. Capital Bikeshare's key shortage may finally be over. And: no, Alec Baldwin won't apologize for that whole riding his bike on the sidewalk episode.

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G Train Shutting Down Between Brooklyn and Queens For 5 Weeks

Friday, July 25, 2014

The MTA says the shutdown, beginning Friday night, is necessary so the agency can make repairs to tunnels that were flooded by Sandy.

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$12 Billion Gap Between Need and Funding at MTA, Comptroller Says

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The MTA is looking at more than $100 billion worth of projects over the next 20 years — and nowhere near that much money. That’s according to a new report by New York State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

There's a "new world order" in oil train safety. LA explores hit-and-run alerts. GM recalls another 800,000 cars. The computer system that issues American passports crashed. And Bostonians can jaywalk without (much) fear of fines. 

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Port Authority Promises Better Days Ahead for Beleaguered Bus Terminal

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WNYC

The Port Authority will spend $90 million on some quick fixes to improve its aging Midtown Manhattan facility. But officials say what the bus terminal really needs is to be completely replaced. That solution, however, is at least ten to 15 years away.

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Silver Line Could Make Commutes Longer for Fairfax Residents

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Thousands of Virginia commuters could pay more for a longer trip on the Silver Line starting in just a few days.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg flew to Tel Aviv to make a point. The Senate could vote on transportation funding today. Five countries are responsible for 20% of the world's traffic deaths. And: Sarah Palin is blaming a Sammy Hagar song for her speeding ticket.

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