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Alex Goldmark

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Introducing The Takeaway Bike Challenge

Monday, September 16, 2013

Bikes are taking over America. Major cities like New York, Chicago and San Francisco are launching public bike sharing systems for the first time, joining Boston, D.C. and Denver. Get out your pens and poetry quills and join our Takeaway Bike Haiku Challenge. Today Adam Reilly, reporter for WGBH news; Alex Goldmark producer at WNYC with Transportation Nation; and Joy Diaz, reporter from KUT Austin Texas discuss the bike revolution.

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Chart: Biggest Threat to Schoolchildren? Cars

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

As New York City's 1.1 million schoolchildren make their way to school on sidewalks and subway platforms, the biggest danger they face is swift-moving traffic. A WNYC and Transportation Nation examination of traffic safety data reveals a few ways that kids are different from adults when it comes to pedestrian hazards.

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Chart: Biggest Threat to Schoolchildren? Cars

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

WNYC

As New York City's 1.1 million schoolchildren amble to the first week of classes on sidewalks and subway platforms, the biggest danger they'll face isn't bullies or muggers but swift-moving traffic. A WNYC examination of traffic safety data reveals a few ways that kids are different from adults when it comes to pedestrian hazards. 

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Updated: Scampering Kittens That Halted 2 Subway Lines Up for Adoption

Friday, August 30, 2013

Update: The kittens, Arthur and August are being being put up for adoption at Animal Care of New York. They'll be ready to go to a new home in a couple of weeks. 

Trains were stopped. The third rail was deactivated. Shuttle buses were scrambled. The police were called in. All because kittens were on the loose in the Church Avenue stop of the B and Q subway lines in Brooklyn on Thursday. 

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo Links from Around the Web

Friday, August 30, 2013

The DOT's new chief of staff, America's drop in driving, curbside buses, rural road funding and yes, also kittens. That's just part of what we've got in today's TN Links. 

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Remove Pedestrian Plazas? GOP Candidates Say Maybe So

Thursday, August 29, 2013

WNYC

When the Republican candidates for NYC mayor gathered for a televised debate Wednesday night, they took three different stances on Mayor Mike Bloomberg's preference for pedestrians and plazas. 

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How Does a Teen Cross the Road? While Texting.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

WNYC

High school students can't put their phones down, even when crossing a dangerous street. A new study quantifies just how often kids walk while distracted by technology. 

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo Links from Around the Web

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Bay Area launches bike share, and gets a solar EV charger and a report for how to stop sprawl along Calif. HSRail. Nissan is making a self-driving car, all carmakers are trying out tech to attract young buyers, and now there's a design for a wheel that uses mini shocks instead of air. All that and more in today's link roundup. 

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

In today's transpo news roundup, we have lots of federal news. There's a safety crackdown on nationwide on Chinatown bus companies, Obama is considering resurrecting his auto loan program, and the DOT wants you to help it make a new strategic plan. Also, the biggest town in the U.S. without transit gets a bus route, the governor of Illinois sends a warning message to transit agencies and a vintage video. Enjoy.  

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49 New NYC Transit Apps Unveiled for 2013 MTA App Quest

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

With a grand project underway to wire all NYC subway stations, the NY MTA is hunting for new smartphone apps aimed at riders. This year there's $50,000 in incentives. Tuesday, the agency released the long list of competitors in the 2013 MTA App Quest

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Ford contemplates space robots, Cincinnati drops parking minimums, SF preps for bike share, and Google's stake in Uber sparks wild ideas for a driverless taxi future. Plus some vintage futurism, a streetcar study, and more in today's links. 

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo Links from Around the Web

Monday, August 26, 2013

Calif. high-speed rail legal update, Wichita's bus troubles, and the rise of diesel cars is coming. That's all in today's links along with a video of bike parking in Amsterdam, Amazon's impact on Seattle's downtown, and NYC's top transit advocate gets some love in the NYTimes. 

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo Links from Around the Web

Friday, August 23, 2013

Apple is buying up another transit routing company, Minn. leaders are balking at a light rail plan, Pittsburgh moves into real-time, and the UK gets nationwide bike share. All that and more in today's links. 

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Patent Troll Suing Transit Agencies Is Foiled

Thursday, August 22, 2013

WNYC

Public transit agencies are safe from lawsuits that would threaten their abilities to tell passengers when trains and buses will arrive. Yes, that's right, there was a legal threat to providing basic information to riders. 

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo Links from Around the Web

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Americans are fretting less over drunk drivers. The bus manufacturer where U.S Sec. of Transpo Foxx used to work is filing for bankruptcy. Kabul needs more traffic lights. Plus we have links on the science of the Hyperloop, airline regulations, a mobile transit ticketing success. 

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NYC Subways Inch Closer to Full Cell Coverage with Verizon Deal

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WNYC

This week, Verizon became the last of the major cell phone carriers to ink a deal to deliver cell service to the NYC subway system. But that doesn't mean all the platforms will be buzzing with incoming calls. 

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WNYC

Tesla Model S is so safe its rating is off the charts, youth radio weighs in on millennials and cars, and bike polo is booming. Who knew it was a century old sport. That, and more, in today's link roundup. 

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How a Happy Crab Helped Reduce Pedestrian Fatalities by 56 Percent

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

WNYC
WAMU

Our friends at WAMU report on a safety success story from Ocean City Maryland. The beach town has embraced a new mascot: a traffic safety-obsessed crab dressed as a lifeguard. He's very effective. 

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

WNYC

A slew of storm readiness news is back in the headlines, from NJ Transit's missteps to the smart call by Amtrak to allow tunnels to flood. There's also some research on lady cyclists, scrutiny of red light cameras in NJ, and a high speed portal to inspect high speed trains really fast. And, of course, more ... 

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Amtrak Made a Smart Call to Let Tunnels Flood During Sandy

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

WNYC

Amtrak might have been able to avoid the flooding in at least one of its Hudson River tunnels during Sandy, but it is probably best that it didn't.

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