How can the 'broken windows' theory of policing be applied to reducing traffic deaths? Rigorously ticket moving violations like speeding and failure to yield, because "bad drivers are bad in a lot of ways."
A Bridgegate report from Gov. Chris Christie's hand-picked legal team will be released this morning. Albany seems to be ignoring NYC's requests for more speed cameras. Indiana is setting the stage for a major transit expansion. And: find your cosmic love connection under the Manhattan Bridge.
The head of New York City's bike share program is stepping down.
University of Connecticut basketball fans will have a train of their own. The men's team is slated to play Iowa State at Madison Square Garden this Friday. Wisely, Metro-North will be providing extra service.
One in eight deaths worldwide is linked to air pollution. It's unclear where New York is getting the money to pay for the new Tappan Zee Bridge. Houston is developing a bike master plan. NJ spent big on snow removal this winter. And: text while driving in the Bay Area, and you could wind up on a billboard.
The Journal Square and World Trade Center PATH stations will be closed for most weekends in 2014 so the Port Authority can conduct Sandy work and upgrades to the rail line. But starting this weekend, there will be another option across the Hudson...at least for the next six weeks.
After months and months of rosy reports about ridership, reports last week show that Citi Bike is actually in big financial trouble. How did this happen? Kate Hinds, WNYC transportation reporter, and Andrea Bernstein, WNYC metro reporter and editor, discuss the numbers and how Citi Bike could be saved.
The operator of Chicago subway was "extremely tired" before the train jumped the tracks. Montreal's bankrupt bike share program will operate this year, but its future is cloudy. The Highway Trust Fund is circling the drain. GM misled families about a flaw in the Chevy Cobalt. And: a truck carrying 42,000 pounds of honey spilled in California.
More people rode New York City's subways last year than any time since 1949 — and Brooklyn is one of the reasons for the boom.
A Chicago subway jumped the platform and climbed an escalator. The Port Authority's animal killing program is having little effect on bird strikes. Governor Christie's lawyers say Governor Christie had nothing to do with Bridgegate. And: the Castro is getting rainbow crosswalks.
Spring has arrived — and with it, the high season for New York City's bike share program. With nearly 100,000 annual members, its popularity has exceeded estimates. But the program is still in a financial hole.
Citi Bike needs a financial life preserver. Clayton County, Georgia, might actually get transit. Maryland's Purple Line is inching forward. BP won the rights to drill in the Gulf of Mexico. And: bike softly — and carry a big horn.
Australia spotted something that might -- might -- be pieces of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet. New York's commuter rail will get inward-facing cameras and audio recorders. New Jersey auto dealers are delighted that Tesla's being booted. And: happy first day of spring!
Only about half of Detroit's meters are functional -- and that's just the tip of the city's parking problems iceberg. Amtrak wants a funding bump. LaGuardia's future could be white and glassy. And tonight: learn about the future of NYC's MetroCard.
Paris has lifted driving restrictions following a decrease in air pollution. A task force is recommending that Chicago create a transit superagency. GM is recalling even more vehicles. And: today is Transit Driver Appreciation Day.
Kate Hinds, WNYC transportation reporter, and Jim Cameron, founder of the Commuter Action Group, discusses the Federal Railroad Administration's report on Metro North, which was prompted by the fatal train derailment in The Bronx last December. The report found that the agency prioritized punctuality over safety, along with other troublesome issues.
Californians are setting cars aside in favor of transit. The Port Authority has some...unique rules. A Los Angeles subway dig has uncovered a treasure trove of prehistoric fossils. And: check out these overpasses (and underpasses) designed to help animals cross roadways.
New York's Metro-North has a "deficient safety culture." Air pollution in Paris is so bad right now that transit and bike share are free this weekend. Indiana's mass transit bill cleared the state legislature. And: an entry in Great Moments in Selfie History, Plane Crash Edition.
There's even more confusion about what could have happened to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. London is testing new pedestrian crosswalk sensors. Boston's MBTA will experiment with late-night service. And Amtrak's writers' residency program is accepting applications.
(Updated 5:20) All Metro-North service on the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven lines to and from Grand Central Terminal has been fully restored.