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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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NY Begins Distracted Driving Crackdown... with Special Trooper Patrols

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

WNYC

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.

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To Stop Teens from Texting While Driving, NY Will Suspend Licenses

Monday, July 01, 2013

WNYC

New York is trying a new tactic to stop teens from texting and driving: suspend their licenses after a first offense. 

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Feds to Probe Helicopter's Emergency Landing in Hudson River

Monday, July 01, 2013

WNYC

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. 

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The Bronx Gets a New SBS Bus Route

Saturday, June 29, 2013

WNYC

[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.

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Chicago Launches Bike Share: A Divvy Day One Dispatch

Friday, June 28, 2013

WBEZ

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.

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Anthony Foxx Confirmed as Transportation Secretary

Thursday, June 27, 2013

WNYC

Anthony Foxx, the young mayor of Charlotte, N.C., has been unanimously confirmed to be the new Secretary of Transportation by the U.S. Senate.

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NYC's Port Authority Bus Terminal Could Get Replaced

Thursday, June 27, 2013

WNYC

UPDATED 4:15 p.m. The world's busiest bus facility, the Port Authority Bus Terminal in NYC, could face a major overhaul or even a replacement. 

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Amtrak's Hiring Strategy: Veterans, Lots of Them

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

WNYC

Amtrak wants a quarter of all new hires to be military veterans by 2015. The national rail network says it's not only a public service -- but also because veterans have the specialized skills is needs.

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Bike Share Speak: Backwards Seat = Broken

Monday, June 24, 2013

New York's bike share program is barely a month old, and users are already developing ways to communicate faulty equipment to each other -- and to the city.

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After Sandy, Trusting Neighborhoods Bounced Back Faster, Survey Finds

Monday, June 24, 2013

WNYC

It's not all about money. To dig out from the damage left behind by Sandy, some more ephemeral assets of a neighborhood can make a difference.

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