Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and for much of the country that means warm weather, beaches, or barbecues. On one Montana highway, the holiday weekend means it's time to clear the 26-foot snow drifts.
The new streetcars coming to D.C. are expected to bring billions in economic development, but residents who lived through the bad times might be priced out of staying through the good.
G.M. is getting ready to put internet connectivity in its cars. L.A. is voting on fare increases. Sao Paulo bus drivers are on strike -- and the subway system is completely overwhelmed. And: a mama bear lifted her cub to safety off of a busy highway in Canada.
Houston is paying for a new road with funds from its transit authority. D.C. is testing its new 7000 Series rail cars. L.A. got $2.1 billion in federal funding for the Purple Line. And: France is shaving down train platforms after ordering the wrong size rail cars.
The mediation is nonbinding, but it potentially brings the nation's largest commuter railroad one step closer to a strike as early as July.
It's been 52 years since streetcars last ran on D.C. streets, and city officials have been working to prepare residents, drivers, cyclists, and business owners for what life with trolley will look and feel like.
New York police are launching a 48-hour speed ticketing blitz, with fines from $90 to $600.
Wisconsin must spend $13.5 million on transit to settle a highway lawsuit. Florida's SunRail is now open for revenue service. 167,000 small planes are still using leaded gasoline. Detroit is getting closer to a streetcar line. And: today is National Transit Call Congress Day.
Between 2003 and 2012, more than 47,000 pedestrians were killed nationwide. Find out which cities are safer and why.
After two years of negotiations, the city's largest transit system and its largest union look to have finally settled a protracted contract dispute.
After months of delay, the largest public transit project in the D.C. region could finally be zeroing in on an opening date.
A bill to expand transit tax benefits for commuters is being held up in the Senate. San Francisco's Transbay Transit Center is over budget. G.M. must pay a $35 million fine. And: listen to a conversation about the stuff New Yorkers leave behind in taxis.
Illinois senators have passed rules for the new, growing industry of “ride sharing” services, and they appear to be the strictest statewide regulations in the country so far.
D.C.'s Bike to Work Day festivities are expected to break records, and bike commuting in the District is on the rise. But advocates say bicyclists are undercounted, leading to a disproportionately low investment in the city's cycling infrastructure.
The changes come in response to a scathing report from federal regulators, which found that Metro-North had a “deficient safety culture” and emphasized on-time arrivals over safety and maintenance.
NYC's mayor is reining in the city's outer borough taxi program. Ten thousand gallons of crude oil burst from a pipeline and swamped streets in Los Angeles. E-bikes are emerging as a huge hazard in China. And: happy Bike to Work Day!
Arlington County officials say that when its new streetcar line is built out, it will provide the majority of transit trips in the area. But opponents say that's overstated -- and that the increasing cost doesn't justify the project.
Despite a presidential scolding, the House isn't exactly wading in to the transportation funding fray. The jitney business is booming in NJ. More children are killed in drunk driving wrecks in Texas than anywhere else in the U.S. And: a bourbon-filled steel train sculpture sold for $33.8 million.
Fatal crashes on commuter railroads are rare. But for people who work in transportation, deep exhaustion is common. “Two-thirds of the train operators and one-half of the pilots said they rarely get a good night’s sleep,” said one expert.
The MTA plans to add dozens of train trips to the L and M subway lines this fall, primarily because of explosive growth in the parts of North Brooklyn served by the lines.