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GM recalls another 3.4 million vehicles. Boston train drivers can't keep phones in their pockets or bags while on duty. Delaware's bridge woes are rippling up and down the East Coast. And Bay Area train technicians won the "transit industry’s version of the NBA Finals." 

Metro In 'Final Stretch' Before Silver Line Service Starts

D.C.'s transit agency says it will announce the start date of Silver Line service to Tysons Corner and Reston one week from today. "We are in the final stretch," said Metro's general manager.

No, C Train Riders, You Are Not Getting New Subway Cars

No, it's not a heat-induced hallucination: that really is a newer-model C train rumbling down the tracks. But, like the summer months, it's fleeting.

Traffic Tickets Up Again in NYC

By this time last year, the New York Police Department had issued just under 6,000 tickets for failing to yield to pedestrians. This year: almost 15,000.

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Philadelphia's transit strike is over, but France's rail strike is dragging on. Russia cut off gas to the Ukraine. San Francisco's Central Subway reached a tunneling milestone. And: check out a video of the singing NYC subway motorman.

Hailing a Green Cab in the Forbidden Zone: Riders Say Why Not?

Passengers are either unaware of the rules or don't care about them.

Lower Speed Limits Still Possible for NYC

New York Senator Jeff Klein is planning to introduce a bill to lower speed limits in New York City. But time is tight, as the final days of the legislative session approach in Albany.

D.C. Transit Union Wants To Organize Streetcar Workers

The opening date for the D.C. streetcar is not the only aspect of the project mired in uncertainty. The local transit union is attempting to organize the future streetcar operators and maintenance workers.

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The Port Authority is being investigated by the SEC. Tesla opens its patents. Bikeshare programs might increase cyclist head injuries. And residents of Chinatown are sick of being swamped by buses. 

D.C. Increasing Wheelchair-Accessible Cabs

The number of wheelchair-accessible taxicabs in D.C. is expected to more than double this fall.

NJ Transit Now Knows Where to Put Its Trains When a Storm Comes

A year and a half after Sandy, NJ Transit now has a comprehensive plan to handle weather emergencies.

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World Cup goers, travel easy: there will be no subway strike in Sao Paolo today. Port Authority Bus Terminal commuters aired their grievances. Don't e-smoke your e-cigarette on Chicago transit. And: toads can cross safely on one Philadelphia road.

NJ Transit: We're Doing What We Can with the Port Authority Bus Terminal

There is a daily flood of complaints from New Jersey Transit bus commuters at the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Stop Studying Dangerous Intersection and Take Action, Say Capitol Hill Residents

Residents of a Northeast D.C. neighborhood where a pedestrian was badly injured in a crash say the District is partly to blame for failing to fix a dangerous intersection.

MTA Security Program Almost $300 Million Over Budget, Years Overdue

Improvements to security at the MTA will cost hundreds of millions more than originally planned, and won't be done until 2017. 

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Americans would pay more gas tax to fund transportation. And they might have to, since resolution on the Highway Trust Fund remains elusive. The first commercial drone flight got a thumbs up. And an enormous rope sculpture is being removed from a San Francisco BART station.

Court Gives Green Light to Accessible Taxis

It’s official: half of New York’s yellow cabs will be wheelchair-accessible by 2020, and a 30-cent surcharge is going to pay for it.

Judge: Taxi of Tomorrow Is Legal

An appeals court ruled that the city's plan to have a fleet composed entirely of Nissan vans can move forward.

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Detroit automakers have pledged $26 million to city pensions and the local art museum. A SEPTA strike could happen this weekend. A carriage horse briefly tasted freedom in Manhattan. The original "Miss Subways" has died. And: Hong Kong filmgoers get a texting-while-driving surprise.

800 Green Taxis Fined for Taking Manhattan Passengers

The meters in green cabs automatically shut off outside their designated zone, and their lights dim, but some drivers are still soliciting fares.