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19 Injured in F Train Derailment

The derailment happened around 10:30 a.m. in a tunnel near the 65th Street Station in Woodside. The MTA says the middle six cars of the train left the track.

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New York's bike share could get a new investor. Pittsburgh is expanding its network of 'smart' traffic signals. Volvo is prototyping an inflatable car seat. A Florida man who jammed drivers' cell phone calls was fined. And for your viewing pleasure: the trending video of the Baltimore street collapse.

D.C. Regulators Try To Tackle 'Rideshare' Insurance Confusion

In a marathon, three-hour long hearing, tech companies tried to make the case to D.C. officials that their companies would be driven out of the city if new insurance regulations are adopted.

Devil Is In the Details of NYC Traffic Safety Bills

Almost every speaker at the marathon City Council hearing expressed strong support for the Vision Zero plan to reduce traffic deaths. But with 22 pieces of legislation on the table, almost every speaker also wanted some changes.

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Thursday's headlines are all about fire and rain. A CSX train carrying crude oil derailed in Virginia, and the James River caught on fire. Meanwhile, torrential downpours disrupted roads and transit from New York to D.C. And: Chicago's bike share system got a sponsor.

Longtime Long Island Rail Road President Replaced

Newsday didn't mince words: Helena Williams was fired.

MTA Preparing LIRR Strike Contingency Plans

The MTA is planning to put bus service in place if Long Island Rail Road workers strike as threatened this summer. But not every MTA board member thinks that's a good idea.

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The White House wants to lift a ban on tolling Interstate highways. San Francisco is testing signal prioritization for buses. Citi Bike won another court case in NYC. Chicago may regulate pedicabs. And: Floridians seem to be catching SunRail fever.

Safety Hazards Seen in Yet-To-Be Opened Maryland Transit Hub

Chunks of concrete could break off and fall on commuters—unless the Silver Spring Transit Center's beams and girders are strengthened. That's one of the key findings in a report released Tuesday on the long-running problems with the transit facility.

Christie Makes Totally Boring Choice for Port Authority Chair

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has chosen a retired insurance executive, John Degnan, to serve as chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

SunRail Commuter Train Service Opens This Week

After over two decades and $1 billion, Florida's newest commuter rail system is launching this week. And to lure a population unused to transit, SunRail is offering two weeks of free rides — and some teachable moments.

The Silver Line Will Be Safe, Say Project Leaders

Before D.C.'s new Silver Line can open to passengers, "bobbing" circuitry needs to be fixed. Translation: the Silver Line signals have to synch better with the Orange Line, or else trains will stop in their tracks.

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Google's self-driving car has mastered city streets. NYC cops are cracking down on subway dancers and acrobats. AAA will fix your bike's flat tire in some states. Amtrak dropped its sponsorship of the Clippers. And: London Underground workers are staging a 48-hour strike.

Massive City Council Transpo Hearing Next Step in Vision Zero

Drivers who hit pedestrians in crosswalks could get jail time, under a bill before the City Council. That’s just one of the twenty-two traffic safety measures being considered by city legislators Wednesday.

Slow Down for More Speed Cameras

New York City could get 140 speed cameras, up from five today, if a bill that was approved Monday becomes law. And that might mean a lot of revenue--those five cameras alone have issued more than than 12,000 speeding tickets since mid-January.

Senator: Port Authority Being Raided by States

The repair of the Pulaski Skyway, Schumer noted, should not be a Port Authority project.

Amtrak is Letting Some Animals Come Along for the Ride

Got a cat or (smallish) dog? Want to take that four-footed companion on a trip within Illinois? All aboard!

Uber On Defensive in D.C. As Regulators Weigh New Rules

The District is joining cities across the country in attempting to regulate the tech startups that allow consumers to order “rideshare service” through a smartphone app. 

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Loopholes and lax enforcement were factors in the Korean ferry disaster, Detroit bridges are "structurally deficient," Metro-North settles some derailment lawsuits, and NYC's young male drivers will get some extra safety lessons. 

Queens Man Dies at 'Dangerous' Richmond Hill Intersection

A nearby resident, who says he has seen a number of collisions in the area, says people know not to jaywalk across Atlantic Avenue.