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After 47-Second Hearing, Driver Who Ran Over 3-Year-Old Is Found ‘Not Guilty’

Our news analysis found that despite videotaped evidence of an SUV hitting 3-year-old Allison Liao, a judge took less than a minute to dismiss the case.

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City Aims to Boost Bridge Safety for Cyclists

The Department of Transportation plans to focus on the 16 bridges connecting Northern Manhattan and the Bronx.

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A fatigue specialist was nominated to head the NTSB. Facebook's bus drivers voted to unionize. Japan unveiled a maglev train that can go 311 mph. And: a hearing on NYC's cycling future.

Subway Platform Barriers Not Easy to Come By

The fatal shoving of a 61-year-old man in front of a D train earlier this week is renewing calls for protective subway platform barriers. But that retrofit is far from simple.

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So much Uber news. And: streetcars in Virginia get cancelled, an arrest in a subway attack, airbag recalls expand, and Sesame Street takes the subway. 

After 47-Second Hearing, Driver Who Ran Over 3-Year-Old Is Found ‘Not Guilty’

Our news analysis found that despite videotaped evidence of an SUV hitting 3-year-old Allison Liao, a judge took less than a minute to dismiss the case.

Lower Speed Limit for Central Park

Two pedestrian deaths over the summer sparked a debate about traffic in the park. 

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If the federal tax code is any guide, Congress wants you to drive to work. LIRR trains could get cupholders. Uber and Spotify inked a deal. And coming soon: a new MTA etiquette campaign.

Your Subway Fare is Going Up. It's Only a Question of How.

New York City transit riders will be paying more next March. The question is how.

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D.C.'s Metro fixes a software glitch. Investigations continue into Malaysia Airlines crashes. Michigan may see a higher gas tax. And "the first map and typeface of the earth."

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Dallas gets bikeshare. Uber's rolling in Pennsylvania - but not Philly. Cycling is bigger than "the steel industry" in Europe. And: Philae's flight path, in gif form.

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A spacecraft completed a four-billion-mile trip. Truckers may be pressured to drive sleepy. Motorcycles are key to health care in Malawi. And a beagle helps return items left on planes.

NYC Could Ban Texting While Biking

Councilman Mark Treyger said the city needs to do more to prevent reckless bicycling if it really wants to get to eliminate traffic accidents.

Paperwork Holding Up D.C.'s Streetcar

It's unclear precisely when streetcars will begin running along H Street NE in D.C., but sources say that issues with paperwork may be pushing back the start date.

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The U.S. and China reached a deal to combat climate change. NYC may ban texting while cycling. And: D.C. is tying a drop in transit ridership to an uneven commuter tax benefit.

NYC DOT Commissioner "Surprised" DMV Dropped Tickets Against Driver Who Killed Queens Toddler

New York City's normally guarded transportation commissioner had some pointed comments about the DMV's dismissal of tickets against a driver who had killed a three-year old girl.

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Chicago's Pink Line is "a social experiment in color." Dallas is fast-tracking downtown transit plans. And: the NYC DOT commissioner talks about the city's new speed limit.

MTA Opens 'Magical' Fulton Center Transit Hub

Officials cut the ribbon at the soaring new station in lower Manhattan on Sunday ahead of its public debut on Monday.

Cyclists Pressure D.C. Council To Change Crash Law, But Passage Uncertain

A legislative effort to help pedestrians and bicyclists injured in D.C. traffic crashes seek compensation for their injuries has been postponed.

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An airbag manufacturer may have known of deadly risks a year ago. Rockaway ferry supporters are not happy service has ended. And: jet fuel costs are down, but don't expect a fare war.

NYC's New Speed Limit: Your Questions, Answered

A major plank of Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero initiative is going into effect. Here's what you need to know.