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DC Regulators, Cabbies, Uber Agree: Illegal Street Hails Have To Stop

DC-area rideshare drivers are accepting illegal street hails, and the Taxicab Commission says it does not have enough inspectors to stop the unauthorized pickups. 

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Floods strand Phoenix drivers. New delivery startups don't need trucks. And an old lady backed up near Jerry Seinfeld's Porsche, yadda yadda. 

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Las Vegas explores mass transit options. A new device can project your mobile phone onto your windshield. And people keep getting into strangers' cars, thinking they're Uber.  

DC Regulators, Cabbies, Uber Agree: Illegal Street Hails Have To Stop

DC-area rideshare drivers are accepting illegal street hails, and the Taxicab Commission says it does not have enough inspectors to stop the unauthorized pickups. 

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Two freight trains collided in Arkansas. The Panama Canal turns 100. Philly may see a transit strike this year. And a pioneering sidewalk surfer died Friday. 

Measuring Metro's Performance: A Tight Squeeze Through The Rosslyn Bottleneck

D.C.'s transit system says it tries to get 26 trains through the Rosslyn tunnel every hour, but a number of problems have seen that service drop — much to the chagrin of many commuters.

NYPD Targets Scofflaw Cyclists

Cyclists, be on alert: The NYPD is targeting riders who break the rules of the road, as part of a two-week ticket blitz called “Operation Safe Cycle.”

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Frustrated NJ Transit riders exchanged angry tweets with Governor Christie. Drivers in the Detroit area are experiencing sticker shock after having their cars towed out of recent floods. A Maine city eliminated crossing guards because kids just don't walk like they used to. And: recreating the 1980s in a NYC ...

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So far there have been 23 million bike share rides in the U.S. without a single death. The FAA has implemented a no-fly zone over Ferguson, MO. And: the torrential rains have slowed down car production in Detroit.

Buskers Say NYPD Is Harassing Subway Performers

But the performers say they're just trying to earn a living.

MTA Wants to Help Subway Riders Find Their Way Above Ground

The neighborhood maps the MTA places in subway stations are getting a major reboot.

 

Bus Rapid Transit Gets its Day at the County Fair

Montgomery County (MD) politicians and transit advocates showed off what they hope will be a solution to the region's traffic congestion at the county agricultural fairgrounds on Monday: a bus.

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New York Democrats are heavily promoting the city's transit-friendliness to DNC organizers. Time defends the Obama Administration's high-speed rail program. And: remembering Robin Williams, avid cyclist.

If Hell Had a Hell It Would Be the Port Authority Bus Terminal

Problems at the "functionally obsolete" transportation hub begin as soon as you walk in.

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Cab companies have finally found a common enemy: rideshare. The U.S.'s energy boom is leaving Alaska in its rear view mirror. The FAA has banned U.S. airlines from flying over Iraq. And: the subway bedbugs have transferred to the #5 train.

NJ Transit Problems at 2014 Super Bowl Were Underrated, Report Reveals

As news of the growing crowds spread, Gov. Chris Christie's chief counsel and NJ Transit's executive director disagreed over whether to use buses when people were waiting nearly three hours for trains.

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The Port Authority is being subpoenaed. Public transit ridership is skyrocketing in Nashville. And: thieves have stolen dozens of bizarre signs that were part of a NYC Department of Transportation public art installation.

MTA Wants to Keep Second Avenue Subway Momentum Going

The first phase of the Second Avenue Subway won’t open until the end of 2016, but the MTA says it’s already planning for the next expansion.

 

Video: The Circle of Life on the NYC Subway

The cast of the Lion King recently rode the A train, and treated normally jaded passengers to a seemingly impromptu performance of one of the songs in the musical.

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After five years and $11 billion, the U.S. isn't much closer to a high-speed rail system. Republicans see Uber as a way to woo the younger demographic. Honolulu is shutting down bus service in advance of the upcoming hurricane. And: pro tips for staying cool on summer bike rides.

NYC Airports on Record Pace

The NYC region's five airports set an all-time record for passenger traffic in the first half of this year.