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Advocates Push for Tougher Penalties for Drivers Who Kill

Councilman Brad Lander says drivers who kill pedestrians by speeding and running red lights still face little consequence.

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After the Arrests of 6 Bus Drivers, MTA Asks for 'Fairness'

A law that makes it a criminal offense to injure or kill someone in a crosswalk was passed unanimously last year. Now, it's become controversial.

Witness: Driver 'Suddenly Pulled Forward' Into Path of Metro-North Train

Preliminary data from this week's deadly Metro-North collision shows the crossing gate warning system was "operating as designed," according to federal investigators.  

Metro-North Investigation to Ask: Why Was She There?

Federal investigators are on site in Westchester County, trying to determine what was happening in the moments before a Metro-North train collided with an SUV.

6 Killed in Metro-North Crash in Westchester

A crowded Harlem Line train crashed into a Mercedes SUV in Valhalla on Tuesday evening, creating a fatal explosion — and the deadliest incident in the railroad's history.

Even 40 Inches of Snow Would Be No Problem for These Trains

Today's storm hasn't been deemed "historic," as was last week's blizzard. But if it were to be, could the subways stay open? We analyzed every segment of the system to find the answer.

Ice on the Third Rail Strands 7 Trains

Service on the No. 7 subway line was halted Monday morning after a build up of ice cut power to the third rail.

MTA Had Plan to Keep Subways Running Despite Heavy Snow

It's called Plan V. But Gov. Cuomo instead shut the nation's largest mass transit system down for the first time because of snow.

Your Coming MTA Fare Hike, Explained

As expected, the MTA voted Thursday to raise fares and tolls. But before you fixate on the 25-cent increase, take heart: there's another way of looking at it.

The New MetroCard Probably Won't Be a Card

The MTA is at least five years away from implementing its new fare payment system. Meanwhile, it has to keep the MetroCard limping along.

Citi Bike's Parent Company Changes Name

Alta Bicycle Share not only has new ownership, but a new name. Effective immediately, the company is now known as Motivate.

Threatened Cuts to Overnight PATH Service Officially Dead

Something that wasn't likely to happen in the first place now really won't happen.

The DMV Could Be More than Just a Place to Sit and Wait

Governor Cuomo's DMV commissioner resigned last month. Now, transportation advocates want the department transformed into one that cares about street safety.

Queens Family Still Waits for Justice in Traffic Death

A judge finally hears what happened when an SUV ran over 3-year-old Allison Liao, then says he'd deliver his ruling in the future.

20% of What? Taxi Payment Systems Don't Agree

Credit card machines in New York City cabs suggest tips of 20, 25 or 30 percent. But it turns out many riders end up tipping 21 percent. Why?

NYC Pedestrian Deaths Hit Record Low...Maybe

According to the New York City Department of Transportation, fewer pedestrians died this year than ever before. But that depends on how you do the counting.

NY State DMV Commissioner Resigns

Barbara Fiala, who held the post since 2011, largely flew under the radar — until a tumultuous autumn had street safety advocates calling for her resignation.

Streetcar Opening Awaits Fourth D.C. Mayoral Administration

You won't be riding D.C.'s streetcar on the first day of 2015.

Subway Emergency Exit Alarms Will No Longer Drive You Nuts

New Yorkers, our long national nightmare of alarmed subway emergency exit doors is finally over.

MTA's New Etiquette Campaign: Keep Your Knees Together and Your Bodies Off the Pole

As subway ridership reaches record numbers, New Yorkers are getting "gentle but firm" reminders about courtesy and spatial awareness.

New Year's Eve Streetcar Ride In D.C.? Maybe, But No Promises

The final round of safety documentation has begun, and there's a chance — a chance — that the system's opening could squeak in under the 2014 wire.