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More Speed Cameras Coming to NYC School Zones

Speed cameras are "a wake-up call" to change bad behavior, says Mayor Bill de Blasio. And now more of them will be coming to school zones across the city.

It's Baaack: Full G Train Services Resumes After 5 Weeks of Repairs

The G train is running normally again following an intensive burst of work to repair Sandy-related damage.

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Some cities are using art to calm streets. The entire country of Germany has banned Uber. And: the NYC subway bedbug count stands at 21 sightings in August.

What You Need To Know About NYC Bus Route Changes

Almost $5 million in bus “service enhancements” started Sunday, including longer routes, new routes and more stops.

We Took a Ride With NYC's Safest Cabbie

Frederick Amoafo just won the first International Taxi Driver of the Year award. WNYC rode along with Amoafo last month to see first hand how he navigates the mean streets of New York.

FROM THE ARCHIVES: 400 Expected to Die in Car Crashes This Weekend, Same as in 1959

The same number of people will die on the roads this weekend as in 1959.  And that's progress.

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Labor Day Weekend Edition! Congestion is a city's friend. Driverless cars could save gas. The reclining seat battle continues. And Google is in the drone game.

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Uber recruiting Lyft drivers may spark a federal investigation. Or maybe it's just a Lyft PR campaign? And to avoid crunched knees on a plane, pay the person front of you to sit upright.

Metro-North Not Safe Enough, Panel Finds

Safety culture at the LIRR and the subway system is “performing fairly well” — but at Metro-North, a panel finds “there is strong evidence to suggest that this is not the case.”

The G Train Is Back, And Riders Are Not Happy

As the G train returns to service next week, a free transfer from the G to the J/M will come to an end. Riders and elected officials are hoping to make it permanent. 

UberX Slashes Prices, Dealing A Blow to D.C. Cabs

Uber has fired another salvo in the intense competition for vehicle-for-hire business in the D.C. region, slashing rates for its popular “ridesharing” service UberX by 15 percent.

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A Volkwagen worker forms a union to fight the union. Uber is trying to sabotage Lyft. Cable cars in Colombia help people get jobs. And, take a film tour through NYC subway history.

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Federal highway safety funds went unspent. Rainstorms at Burning Man spark huge traffic jams. Tesla's CEO does personal customer service.

Subway Train Traveled Uptown on Downtown Track

A train operator drove from Canal Street past the Spring Street station on Aug. 11, only stopping when she saw the headlights of a southbound A train in the West 4th Street station.

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Car title loans are a $4 billion business in Texas. California's earthquake damaged an overpass. Complaining on social media is "commuter therapy." New York's "bike lobby" gains ground.

What Happens If a Livery Service Hires Unlicensed Drivers?

The simple answer is that a base gets a $500 fine for dispatching a driver who isn’t licensed by the TLC. The tricky part is proving that the driver was indeed dispatched.

6,000 New Boro Taxis Coming to NYC Streets

It will take a couple of months for the new vehicles to start rolling. The move doubles the fleet serving the outer boroughs and uptown Manhattan.

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More Philly students may pay to get to school. More freight trains are exempt from federal safety rules.  LAPD's drones are "locked up in a federal building." 

Citi Bike Workers Get the Go-Ahead on Union Push

After a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board, workers at the bikeshare company could vote within weeks to form a union. 

Ticketing For Dangerous Driving Up in (Almost) Every NYC Neighborhood

Nearly every police precinct in the city is writing more tickets for dangerous moving violations, according to a WNYC analysis of police data.