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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.

Ghost Train No More: G Train Service Increases in NYC

One of NYC's fastest-growing subway lines just got a service bump: the MTA is now running G trains every eight minutes. 

Driver in Fatal NJ Crash Lacked Sleep, Complaint Alleges

The Wal-Mart truck driver accused of causing a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that critically injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian had not slept for more than 24 hours.

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The Sao Paolo subway strike continues. Federal regulators can't stay on top of bus company safety violations. NYC bike shop owners blame Citi Bike for declining business. Getting home from the Belmont Saturday was...interesting. And: a classic California license plate is making a comeback.

Rideshare vs. Taxicabs: The Inside Story from Chicago

As Chicago moves to legalize ridesharing, the question remains: Should they follow the same rules of the road as taxis? WBEZ spent a day with a cabbie, and a night with a rideshare driver to find out

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G.M.'s internal investigation found "a pattern of incompetence." The Great San Francisco Transit Sickout of 2014 is over. SEPTA workers have voted to authorize a strike. And: we're going to need a bigger Citi Bike, now that NYC's bike share has a cameo in "Sharknado 2."

More Americans Are Moving for Short Commutes

Five percent of Americans who moved between 2012 and 2013 did so to make their commute easier.