Here's a cool map. It shows the transit systems of New York and New Jersey as they link to each other beneath the Hudson River.
Two Bay Area engineers have released a scathing report about the official analysis of the broken rods on the Bay Bridge, Charles Piller of the Sacramento Bee reports.
Following last week's fatal derailment, two Senators want trains outfitted with cameras pointing at the engineer. Meanwhile, New York's MTA says it's made some safety upgrades. Today's Port Authority hearing will be live tweeted. And: you with YOU slept this well on planes.
The MTA says as of the Monday morning commute, new protections are in place on the Metro North route where a train derailed last week.
A controversial appointee of Governor Chris Christie has resigned from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, just as lawmakers are stepping up scrutiny of alleged politically-motivated closures of the George Washington Bridge by the Christie aide. The Record of North Jersey is reporting that David Wildstein ...
The Federal Railroad Administration of the Department of Transportation announced an emergency order Friday requiring Metro-North to control passenger train speeds.
New York City announced Friday that half the city taxi fleet would be wheelchair accessible by 2020. The move is part of a settlement agreement in a major class-action lawsuit brought in 2011 that charged the city was in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
NYC will vastly increase its number of wheelchair-accessible taxis. Lawmakers want railroads to adhere to a 2015 deadline to install Positive Train Control. In 30 years, Georgetown might have a Metro station. And: a video of Charles Barkley's first subway ride...which happened yesterday.
The Metro-North train that derailed Sunday, killing four people and injuring dozens, was equipped with an alarm designed to keep the train operator awake. But that alerter was located at the other end of the train, and engineer William Rockefeller was in the cab.
Following word that the already-delayed Silver Line would need additional testing before it could be turned over to D.C.'s transit authority for passenger service, Virginia Senator Mark Warner whipped off a letter complaining that delays hurt commuters -- and cost millions in lost fare box revenue.
"It is ironic that even as the death totals have declined dramatically with violent crime in this city, this year the number of people killed on our streets - pedestrian and traffic -- will almost equal the homicide total," said New York City's once and future police commissioner on Thursday.
The Metro-North train that derailed Sunday did not have an alerter system in the cab where the driver apparently dozed off. California's bullet train has been handed another setback. A huge storm shut down trains in Scotland. And: are car loans the next subprime disaster?
The federal gasoline tax, last raised in 1993 to 18 cents per gallon, would increase five cents per year over three years and have future increases tied to inflation, under legislation proposed Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR). With the Highway Trust Fund set to go broke in ten months, the congressman ...
BART’s biggest unions, SEIU 1021 and ATU 1555, are suing the agency's board and the district’s management over what BART is calling a “clerical mistake” in their new contract. The unions say management is trying to backtrack.
In the wake of Sunday's fatal Metro-North derailment, the federal government sent New York's MTA a strongly-worded letter requiring the transit agency to set up a confidential close call reporting system.
The NTSB ousted the Metro-North engineer's union from its inquiry after the union leader spoke to press. Meanwhile, BART's labor unions are suing the transit agency over a contract dispute. Vancouver bets on CNG buses, to the vexation of some. And: a nifty idea to integrate history with your bus ...
UPDATED. The U.S. Department of Transportations's Joseph Szabo sent a letter to the MTA Tuesday that said "four serious accidents in less than seven months is simply unacceptable" and expressed "serious concerns" after Sunday's derailment in the Bronx.
Starting next year, Boston's transit system will run until last call -- at least on weekends.
The deadly derailment of a Metro-North commuter train in New York Sunday may be adding a sense of urgency to the efforts of freight and passengers railroads to adopt technology that could prevent similar accidents.
Metro-North Railroad will resume more than 98 percent of its regular Hudson Line service in time for Wednesday morning’s commute following Sunday's massive derailment. According to Governor Cuomo, the railroad was able to clear debris, begin rebuilding tracks and restore one of the three tracks in the area that was ...