Do big cities have an undeserved reputation for danger? A new study says when all types of fatal injuries are considered, you're 20 percent more likely to die from injury in most rural areas than in urban ones.
Officials say the plane skidded on its nose down the 7,000-foot runway before coming to a halt on a grassy area.
As 10 a.m. approached, Renato Lopes rushed up to the last working Citi Bike at 33rd and 8th Ave oozing haste and gratitude.
UPDATE: Morning rush hour service is restored on Metro-North's Hudson Line following a 10-car derailment Thursday night in a particularly narrow stretch of track in the Bronx. Trains are running on a single track with scattered delays.
Driving is stressful. To MIT researcher Kael Greco, piloting an automobile falls somewhere on the anxiety scale above giving a class presentation and below sky diving but just barely.
Motor City files for bankruptcy, but it's a special kind of bankruptcy for cities. Leaf sales are up. So is transit ridership in Seattle. Also, in today's links, a transit whisperer, a Victorian-era bike superhighway, and renderings of a car-free SF Market Street.
You can order an ice cream like a taxi Friday, and the truck will show up with it.
Day two of air flow testing in the NYC subway and around the city is happening Friday, the NYPD announced.
Is heat to blame for commuter rail failures? Atlanta's planned new transit line is already sparking business. A Texas crackdown on 'curbstoning,' painted buses in L.A. and Lagos, and much more.
NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg issued an executive order Wednesday requiring all new government facilities to be designed in a way that encourages physical activity, like taking the stairs. He wants to help the rest of the city do the same with new legislation and a new academic center. It's all part of a push to spread a philosophy called Active Design.
NY becomes the first transit agency to issue catastrophe bonds. Minnesota's Metro Transit turns to high tech data science to predict fare evaders and foil their freeloading. Mass. Senate takes up a key transpo bill and a fierce defense of the Fung Wah bus. All that and more in today's links.
Riding the G train could make a little more sense by the end of the year and wait times could drop if proposals released Monday by the NY MTA are implemented.
The rental car company Enterprise continues to expand into car and ride sharing through acquisition. This time, the industry giant picked up five year-old Zimride that helps people carpool on longer distance rides.
International travel is up, and so are the wait times at airports to pass through customs. (See chart below)
The NYPD and researchers from Brookhaven National Laboratories will release a harmless gas through 21 subway lines as part of a plan to monitor air flows and chart potential responses, including evacuation routes and where to place emergency equipment.
New York State Police will use special undercover SUVs to catch distracted drivers as part of a summer crackdown starting this July 4th holiday weekend.
New York is trying a new tactic to stop teens from texting and driving: suspend their licenses after a first offense.
The Federal Aviation Administration has begun gathering information into a helicopter that was forced to make an emergency landing in the Hudson River on Sunday.
[UPDATED July 1, 2pm] SBS bus service started Sunday along Webster Avenue connecting the Fordham and Morrisania sections of the Bronx with the No. 2, 5 and 6 subway trains in the South Bronx.
Chicago opened its bike sharing program Friday. By next spring, the city will have 400 stations and 4,000 bikes, making it one of the largest in the U.S.