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Alex Goldmark

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Speed Likely Cause of Spain High-Speed Train Crash that Killed at least 78

Thursday, July 25, 2013

NPR

Excessive speed around a tight curve is suspected as a cause of the deadliest high-speed train crash to happen in Europe in recent memory. The BBC reports 78 people died and more than 140 were injured, when a Renfe train derailed last night near Santiago de Compostela.

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NYC Council Bill Calls for Citywide Bus Rapid Transit Network

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

WNYC

New York City's transit authority has introduced five Select Bus Service routes in recent years and proposed more than 20 others, but that's not enough for some supporters of faster buses who want to use legislation to speed the city's adoption of Bus Rapid Transit.

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Nose Gear Collapse Under Review in Southwest Airlines Rough-Landing

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

WNYC

The Nation Transportation Safety Board is reviewing the data and cockpit voice recorder of Southwest Flight 345 to determine why the front landing gear collapsed upon landing Monday night. 

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Study: America Has Hit Peak Pickup Truck Too

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

WNYC

Univ. of Michigan researcher Michael Sivak has been producing a steady stream of reports hailing the onset of peak car, the high point of American car ownership. Tuesday he released a few more charts hammering home the point and a study showing even pick up truck popularity is on the decline since a peak around 2006. 

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Truckloads of Bikes Not Enough to Meet Citi Bike Demand at Penn Station

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

WNYC

Following our story on the problem of popularity facing New York's bike sharing program, we get a photo essay on the Citi Bike Facebook page that shows how hard the company is working to keep up with peak demand... and how it's still not enough. 

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Study: Cities Safer than Countryside -- Because Car Crashes Deadlier Than Guns

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

WNYC

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.

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Plane Scare as Landing Gear Malfunctions on LGA Runway

Monday, July 22, 2013

WNYC

Officials say the plane skidded on its nose down the 7,000-foot runway before coming to a halt on a grassy area.

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At Penn Station, the Early Bird Catches the Citi Bike

Monday, July 22, 2013

WNYC

As 10 a.m. approached, Renato Lopes rushed up to the last working Citi Bike at 33rd and 8th Ave oozing haste and gratitude.

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Updated: After Bronx Derailment, Some Hudson Line Service Restored

Friday, July 19, 2013

WNYC

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.

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MIT Is Making a Road Frustration Index to Measure Stresses of Driving (Video)

Friday, July 19, 2013

WNYC

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. 

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo Links from Around the Web

Friday, July 19, 2013

WNYC

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. 

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Uber Dispatching Ice Cream Trucks Like Taxis Friday

Thursday, July 18, 2013

WNYC

You can order an ice cream like a taxi Friday, and the truck will show up with it. 

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NYPD, Researchers to Release Tracer Gas in Subways Again Friday

Thursday, July 18, 2013

WNYC

Day two of air flow testing in the NYC subway and around the city is happening Friday, the NYPD announced. 

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, July 18, 2013

WNYC

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. 

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Mayor Bloomberg Says You're Not Using the Stairs Enough

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

WNYC

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. 

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

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. 

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NY MTA Tries to Make G Train Less Annoying

Monday, July 15, 2013

WNYC

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.

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Why Enterprise Bought Ride Share Upstart Zimride

Monday, July 15, 2013

WNYC

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.

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CHART: Which Airports Have the Longest Customs Lines?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

WNYC

International travel is up, and so are the wait times at airports to pass through customs. (See chart below)

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NYPD to Spew (Non-Toxic) Gas in Subway System

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

WNYC

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.

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