Are you riding? Considering it? Angry at all the attention bikes get? Or excited to be a new bike share member? Get out your pens and poetry quills and join The Takeaway's Bike Haiku Challenge.
Thousands of U.S. bridges are at risk of collapse. Engineers are trying to raise the Costa Concordia. The new bike/pedestrian path on the Bay Bridge is hugely popular. Something else that's popular: Arlington's new bus service. And: in case of apocalypse, keep your bike share key handy.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey didn't give the public enough time to comment on its 2011 toll hikes -- which is no surprise to some longtime critics. "They operate like a state," says one New Jersey legislator. "They have a budget bigger than 26 U.S. states."
New York State is borrowing $700 million to keep the Tappan Zee Bridge work on track. Beijing's subway wants to make it worth your while to recycle. Florida is mulling new ways to finance transportation. And: the Islanders hopped on LIRR to their future home at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
At its first public board meeting since word broke last month NJ Transit disregarded its own hurricane plan during Sandy, executives were sticking to their story.
NJ is considering extending the PATH train to Newark Airport. The Grand Central Terminal of Minnesota will be next door to the Twins ballpark. D.C.'s new Silver Line is featured in the new Metro map. And: the first feature film ever shot in Saudi Arabia is about...a girl and her dream to buy a bike.
Creating a pedestrian plaza in Times Square was "the stupidest idea I’d ever heard," said New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. But it only took his transportation commissioner ten minutes to change his mind. And now the area, he said, is retail gold.
MARTA is cracking down on "nuisance" riders. L.A.'s proposed Broadway streetcar has a $200 million funding gap. Canada sold off part of its stake in GM. Houston is standardizing parking signs. And: the British government is vigorously defending a proposed high-speed rail line.
Tens of thousands of New Yorkers -- whether they are plugged into this week's Fashion Week offerings or no -- are already employing a hot new color for spring 2014 merely by hopping on a Citi Bike.
It's primary day in NYC. Meanwhile, in Boston, people can vote on the area's new transit map. The Texas DOT is targeting young Hispanic males in an effort to curb drunk driving crashes. And: Hong Kong can barely handle the number of infrastructure projects going on.
Most like bikes and buses, but they're iffy on bike lanes. Some have clearly defined transportation platforms, while some don't even mention it on their website. One candidate even wants a monorail system. Here's where the top mayoral candidates stand on transportation.
NYC kids head back to school today -- and so too do the city's first speed cameras. States are lining up to oppose the American-US Airways merger. The Port Authority sold naming rights to the World Trade Center for $10. And: the classic VW bus is riding into the sunset.
Mexico City's traffic is teeth-grindingly challenging. Boston is re-energizing a dormant rail line. BART and its labor unions are back to sniping at each other. Seattle may use its speed camera revenue to build safer routes to schools. And: introducing the winner of the first-ever the Laggy award.
The kittens whose sheer cuteness caused subway service at one New York City station to grind to a halt last week are now living the good life in Bushwick — at least for the next month or so. Potential adopters, start your engines.
Redesigning New York City streets to be more pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly doesn't hurt car travel times. That's according to a new report quantifying the streetscape-changing efforts of the Department of Transportation.
To put it in other terms: transit ridership is up, traffic is down, and there's been a 58 percent increase in cycling since 2008.
The chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee rode shotgun on a 33-mile driverless car jaunt.
Leaky water is plaguing D.C.'s Red Line. Maryland's MARC trains will soon run on weekends. A task force is picking apart Chicago's transit system. Taxi speeds are up in Manhattan's business district -- even with bike lanes and pedestrian plazas. And just in time for school: a photo exhibit of kids waiting for the bus.
The 'MTA has two sets of books' canard rose again at last night's NYC mayoral debate. Boston is getting far less Homeland Security funding than it requested. Texas says its San Antonio-Austin commuter rail line will go live in ten years. And: the NYC subway map through the years.