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Clock Ticking, Talks Resume to Avert Rail Strike

Following a call from New York's governor, the MTA and unions representing Long Island Rail Road workers resume negotiations Wednesday afternoon. Without a settlement, 5,400 workers will walk off the job at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.

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Congress passed a stopgap measure to pay for the Highway Trust Fund. At least 44 million gallons of crude oil move through New York via train each week. The new Goethals Bridge will get a suicide-prevention fence. And: welcome to New Orleans, where transit costs are high and service is ...

Yellow Cab Blues

We visit a school for new cabbies in New York, where immigrant drivers learn to navigate the city streets and charm passengers for better tips.

We want to hear from you: What's the most interesting thing you've learned from a cab driver? Cabbies, what's the most interesting thing you've learned from a passenger?

As Rail Worker Walkout Looms, Cuomo Urges Patience

New York's governor talked of a fair deal for everyone, but a Long Island Rail Road union head says he assumes a strike is on.

D.C. Streetcars Will Launch in November. Maybe.

The H Street-Benning Road streetcar line, Washington’s first in a half century, will open for passenger service the first week of November at the earliest. Under this best-case scenario, the streetcar would open almost a year after the District had first hoped. 

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At least 19 people were killed when a subway train derailed in Moscow. It's hard to gauge how Montreal's bike share system is doing. Mike Huckabee likes private planes. And: as the Highway Trust Fund approaches its doomsday, states aren't waiting to act.

Andrew Cuomo Has a Bridge to Sell You

New York's governor is building a new Tappan Zee Bridge, funded by tolls. How much more will drivers have to pay? He's not as forthcoming about that bit. 

City-Owned Vehicles Are Speeding in School Zones (And So Is Everyone Else)

New York City's 20 speed cameras issued more than 41,000 tickets between January and June. More than 200 went to city-owned vehicles.

Talks to Avert Rail Strike Collapse

With just six days to go before a possible walkout that could shut down the Long Island Rail Road, talks between LIRR workers and the MTA broke down.

Ridesharing Critics Urge Caution As D.C. Regulation Put On Hold

The move to regulate ridesharing services like UberX and Lyft will likely be put on hold as the D.C. Council moves towards a recess next week, but some say that leaves riders in limbo over whether the cars have adequate insurance coverage.

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The White House really, really wants a Highway Trust Fund deal. Fresno County is having buyer's remorse about the state's high-speed rail program. And: Helsinki wants to make car ownership pointless.

MTA: "We're Ready" to Face a LIRR Strike

Shuttle buses, park and rides, and new ferry service will be put into place if Long Island Rail Road workers walk off the job on July 20 — the earliest date workers can legally strike.

Long Island Telecommuters, Start Your Engines

In the event of a Long Island Rail Road strike, Nassau County commuters looking to work from home have an option beyond their kitchen tables or local coffee shops.

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Air travel could double within 20 years, and environmentalists are not happy. Congressional mudslinging continues over the Highway Trust Fund. Rural roads are dangerous too. And phew, you can still sing on Winnipeg buses.

Christie's New Port Man: I Would Have Acted Differently in Bridgegate

John Degnan, nominated by Christie to replace David Samson, says he would have  taken immediate action upon learning that lanes had been closed on the George Washington Bridge.

With Rail Strike Looming, It's 1994 All Over Again

A World Cup tournament, Governor Cuomo up for re-election, the threat of a Long Island Rail Road strike — 20 years ago was the last time LIRR workers walked off the job.

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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has spent agency money on some interesting projects, like...a clam processing plant. Bike share programs across the nation are stumbling — but not in Denver. And: meet your friendly Chicago Red Line conductor.

Car Sharing App Lyft Hits Roadblock in NYC

The NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission said Lyft is unauthorized to dispatch cars to pick up passengers.

Man Visiting D.C. Has Wild Ride on Uber

The man says the Uber driver ran red lights and nearly mowed down pedestrians in his panicked flight from Washington.

If LIRR Workers Strike, Don't Look to Congress to Settle It

Get back to the table and stay there until you get a deal. That was the message Wednesday from New York's Congressional delegation.