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New York Democrats are heavily promoting the city's transit-friendliness to DNC organizers. Time defends the Obama Administration's high-speed rail program. And: remembering Robin Williams, avid cyclist.

If Hell Had a Hell It Would Be the Port Authority Bus Terminal

Problems at the "functionally obsolete" transportation hub begin as soon as you walk in.

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Cab companies have finally found a common enemy: rideshare. The U.S.'s energy boom is leaving Alaska in its rear view mirror. The FAA has banned U.S. airlines from flying over Iraq. And: the subway bedbugs have transferred to the #5 train.

NJ Transit Problems at 2014 Super Bowl Were Underrated, Report Reveals

As news of the growing crowds spread, Gov. Chris Christie's chief counsel and NJ Transit's executive director disagreed over whether to use buses when people were waiting nearly three hours for trains.

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The Port Authority is being subpoenaed. Public transit ridership is skyrocketing in Nashville. And: thieves have stolen dozens of bizarre signs that were part of a NYC Department of Transportation public art installation.

MTA Wants to Keep Second Avenue Subway Momentum Going

The first phase of the Second Avenue Subway won’t open until the end of 2016, but the MTA says it’s already planning for the next expansion.

 

Video: The Circle of Life on the NYC Subway

The cast of the Lion King recently rode the A train, and treated normally jaded passengers to a seemingly impromptu performance of one of the songs in the musical.

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After five years and $11 billion, the U.S. isn't much closer to a high-speed rail system. Republicans see Uber as a way to woo the younger demographic. Honolulu is shutting down bus service in advance of the upcoming hurricane. And: pro tips for staying cool on summer bike rides.

NYC Airports on Record Pace

The NYC region's five airports set an all-time record for passenger traffic in the first half of this year.

Cab Pass You By Because Of Your Race? D.C. Streamlines Complaint Process

D.C. officials say they've made it easier to report taxicabs that discriminate against potential riders based on race.

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Bedbugs were found on three New York City subway cars. Private investors are warming up to California's high-speed rail project. A bus driver involved in yesterday's Times Square crash was arrested. And: when a passenger in Perth became trapped, fellow commuters pushed the train to free him.

LIRR Disability Fraud Could Happen Again, Says GAO Report

Six years after an investigation revealed rampant fraud among retired Long Island Rail Road workers, a new study says federal safeguards aren't in place to prevent it from happening again.

Streetcars Run Into Problems As Operator Training Begins On H Street

Streetcars rolled down H Street NE Monday for the first time in decades, but testing revealed the kinds of issues it will face when it's up and running — and must share the street with other vehicles.

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The new House Majority Leader has California's high-speed rail system in his crosshairs. The transportation kinks are still being ironed out of the 49ers new stadium. Long Island Rail Road engineers don't have a contract. And: why yes, there is a Game of Thrones subway map.

Want to Increase Transit Usage? Ditch Free Parking, Says Study

When employers offer free parking, workers are more likely to ditch the bus, train, or bicycle and hop into their cars.

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Due to a miscommunication, an Acela train left Penn Station without its passengers. D.C. will begin training streetcar operators this week. The G.M. ignition switch fund has begun accepting claims. And: Boston's transit police are gently tweeting etiquette lessons.

Broadway Speed Limit Down to 25

From Columbus Circle to West 220th Street, the speed limit will be 25 mph instead of 30.

The Park Avenue Tunnel Will Ring With the Sound of...Crustaceans

The Summer Streets installation was recorded in Russia, Thailand, Iceland and around the world.

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The Senate passed a highway trust fund bill. Learning to drive in Manhattan is...interesting. Panasonic signed on to help Tesla build its Gigafactory. And: the driverless cars of the future will still require insurance.

More Than Half of Citi Bike's Early Members Did Not Renew

A WNYC analysis of Citi Bike data suggests that almost 30,000 of the system’s first users haven't renewed. So what's the problem?