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Kat Aaron

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, April 17, 2014

New York City should do "whatever it takes" to keep Citi Bike going. The freight rail industry will miss a major safety deadline. There may still be survivors in the capsized Korean ferry. And local officials want free wifi at JFK and LaGuardia. 

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New York Has Sixth-Lowest Rate of Pedestrian and Cyclist Deaths

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cities with lower fatality rates were Boston, Seattle, Washington DC, Colorado Springs and San Francisco.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hundreds are feared dead after a ferry sank off the coast of Korea. Pushed out of NJ Transit, a train executive heads to Metro-North. The nation's highway fund may go bankrupt late this summer. Philly gets its overnight trains back. And two clowns promise to stop performing in the subway.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Pulaski shutdown was not Carmageddon. The police car that hit a pedestrian Sunday may not have had sirens on. Seattle Uber drivers consider unionizing. America could get levitating trains. And Tie the train dog got adopted. 

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Fund for Disabled Taxi Drivers Hits Legal Setback

Monday, April 14, 2014

A fund for sick and injured taxi workers has an uncertain future after a judge’s ruling Friday. 

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Company Behind Citi Bike Infrastructure Gets New Owner

Monday, April 14, 2014

The company behind much of Citi Bike’s hardware and software has a new owner.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, April 14, 2014

A pedestrian was struck by a police car uptown Sunday. The Pulaski Skyway is closed to Manhattan. Bankrupt bikeshare company Bixi finds a new owner. And the Netherlands is testing glow-in-the-dark road markings. 

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Freshkills Park To Open for Sneak Peeks

Friday, April 11, 2014

Once the world's largest landfill, it's now a 2,200-acre park.

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City's New Taxi Chief Gets the Official Nod

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Meera Joshi says she'll bring "inclusion, consensus and common sense" to the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission. 

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Repairs on the "D-" Pulaski Skyway Start Saturday

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

New Jersey officials aren't sugar coating it: things are going to be "very difficult" for the 40,000 drivers who use it every day.

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De Blasio's Pick for Taxi Chair Makes Her Case to City Council

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The woman nominated by Mayor de Blasio to run the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission says if she's confirmed, one of her top priorities will be to set a "new bar for driver and vehicle safety."

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NYC Could Get 120 More Speed Cameras

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Speed cameras for New York City streets didn’t make it into the final state budget bill, but twin bills in the Assembly and Senate would bring them to the five boroughs, along with Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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We're Citibiking to Work, Not Play

Monday, March 31, 2014

New Yorkers are using Citi Bike as a key part of their commute, not just for touristy joyrides, according to new data released by the bikeshare system and analyzed by NYU’s Rudin Center for Transportation.

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New Details on Black Boxes for Taxis

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

One piece of Mayor de Blasio's 63-part Vision Zero plan was to install "black boxes" in the city's taxis. Now, the Taxi and Limousine Commission is fleshing out that idea.

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Tracking NYC's Traffic Deaths

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

It's the year of "Vision Zero" but in 2014 there have already been 46 traffic deaths, from bikers to pedestrians to drivers and passengers. WNYC reporters Jim O'Grady and Kat Aaron talk about the new Transportation Nation database, tracking these deaths, and Jim's reporting on one victim -- four-year-old Allison Liao, struck by a car in Flushing, Queens.

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Mean Streets: Who Is Dying in Traffic Crashes and Why

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

More than half of the 27 pedestrians killed by cars in New York City this year died on major roadways. That’s just one of the findings of a new WNYC analysis of traffic deaths.

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Traffic Tickets Are Up Across the City

Monday, March 17, 2014

Less than a month into Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to cut down on pedestrian deaths, NYPD data shows most precincts have stepped up citations for speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians and failure to stop at traffic signals.

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Why Nobody Likes the Middle Seat

Monday, March 17, 2014

More passengers are riding the commuter rails, but many of them would rather stand than sit between two other people.

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Bratton Lowballs NYC Jaywalking Summonses

Thursday, March 13, 2014

NYPD chief Bill Bratton says that the outcry over jaywalking tickets is overblown, but the numbers may tell a different story.

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City Vague on Traffic Safety Price Tag

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Officials admitted that making city streets safer will almost certainly cost money. But when the City Council asked for details on that spending at Thursday's budget hearing, details were few -- despite the fact that several city agencies say it's full speed ahead on Vision Zero. 

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