A wave of mass protests have swept across Brazil for six straight days bringing hundreds of thousands of demonstrators to the streets in opposition to transportation fare increases. And it worked.
They like buses. They really really like them. But the New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission -- not so much. On those issues, at a mayoral forum devoted to transportation issues, the candidates found common ground.
In some parts of the country, $80,000 will buy you a house. In San Francisco, that same money gets you one parking spot.
Protests currently rocking major cities in Brazil began over a hike in bus fares. Kansas City wants to unify its five transit agencies. Houston wants to eliminate noisy, disruptive rail crossings by putting trains in a sealed rail corridor. And: filmmaker Casey Neistat test-drives NYC's bike share.
The system is still experiencing problems. But after we wrote about this last week, the percentage of stations out of service for four or more hours dropped from an average of ten percent to about two and a half percent.
After Capital Bikeshare employees complained about unfair wage practices, the Department of Labor opened an investigation into Alta Bicycle Share -- the company operating bike share systems in New York, D.C., and Boston.
When New York's MTA closes the three northernmost stations on the G line later this summer, riders may have commuting options beyond shuttle buses: the transit agency is in talks with Citi Bike about the expansion of the city's bike share system to the affected areas.
The busiest bike lane in the District of Columbia will be repaved this summer.
Monday's derailment near New York Penn Station has thrown a very large wrench into Tuesday's commute. Rail networks are fighting a federal requirement to install anticrash systems by the end of 2015. Vancouver is a North American bike commute leader. And: a 'flying train' concept, unveiled.
Bike sharing is coming to San Francisco and Silicon Valley this August. It’s being launched on a small scale at first -- just 750 bikes in the whole system. But the city is turning to the public to help them plan the system's expansion.
A sight you do not want to see in the morning as you're walking down Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn toward the L train subway stop is a long line of commuters outside the local livery cab dispatch station. It can only mean one thing: the trains aren't moving. That's what ...
Speeding is rampant in Brooklyn, according to a new study from the advocacy group Transportation Alternatives. When surveyors clocked the speed of passing cars on Brooklyn neighborhood streets, they found 88 percent were breaking the posted limit.
China will move 250 million rural residents into cities over the next dozen years. The bike lobby is real. JFK Airport is building a barrier to keep turtles off the runways. And: what it takes to deep-clean a Chicago city bus.
BART has asked a state mediator to step in and helps the stalled labor talks between the Bay Area transit agency and its five unions. The mediator, whom unions have welcomed, is scheduled to start next week. The current labor contract expires on June 30th.
Unauthorized changes to the Silver Line's safety systems were called "alarming" by the head of the FTA. A NJ Transit bus driver got lost for two hours. California's high-speed rail line can begin construction without more federal review. And: check out an X-Y axis of where NYC's mayoral candidates stand ...
Barclays was designed for public transit, but some visitors have a distinct preference for getting there behind the wheel: to wit, fans of Barbra Streisand and Andrea Bocelli.
Bogota is fighting a rise in pedestrian deaths. Three-hour lines at U.S. Customs checkpoints aren't uncommon at airports. New York's City Council wants Albany to move on speed camera legislation. And: Stephen Colbert would rather be conveyed by "four stout eunuchs" than by bike.
Tech companies are complaining. A D.C. Council member is urging restraint. And now the Federal Trade Commission is asking the D.C. Taxicab Commission to be careful when it comes to weighing new regulations for app-based hailing services reshaping Washington's vehicle-for-hire industry.
After years of study, D.C.'s transportation department implemented traffic calming measures on one stretch of road. But following complaints by a council member, the city reversed direction and returned the road to its old condition, angering residents who say the city bowed to political pressure.