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BREAKING Poll: Plurality Favors Keeping Prospect Park West Bike Lane As Is

Prospect Park Bike Lane

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) Assemblymember Jim Brennan of Brooklyn is out with a poll showing 44 percent of residents favor keeping the two-way, protected bike lane on Prospect Park West in ...

BREAKING: Deal to save LI Bus

This just in:

We'll have more in a bit.

MTA, NASSAU COUNTY, STATE SENATE ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT
TO SAVE LONG ISLAND BUS SERVICE

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Nassau County and State Senate Republicans, lead by Senator Charles Fuschillo (R, Merrick) and Senator Jack Martins (R-C-I, Mineola), today announced an ...

DOT: Traffic Fatalities Drop to Record Low

The U.S. Department of Transportation released 2010 statistics on U.S. traffic fatalities. Last year was the safest year on American roads in recorded history with 32,788 deaths, down three percent from 2009.

Here's the official DOT release. -TN

Full Text of Obama's Clean Fleet Speech at UPS

Here's the full text of the President Barack Obama's remarks on clean fleet technology. -TN

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT

ON THE CLEAN FLEET PARTNERSHIP

Landover UPS Facility, Landover, Maryland

12:33 P.M. EDT, April 1, 2011

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Hello, everybody. Thank ...

Make the Holland Tunnel a Bike Tunnel?

On April 1(!) Brian Lehrer asked listeners to weigh in on the proposal to transform the Holland Tunnel into a bike-only tunnel to be re-named the Charles Schumer Tunnel. Political perspective from Andrea Bernstein

Segment here.

What do you think about this bike lane expansion project?

...

Local D.C. Bus Service To Both Grow And Contract, Riders Not Happy

DDOT got an earful from angry riders of its Circulator bus service.

(Washington D.C. - David Schultz, WAMU) The District of Columbia began operating its own local bus service in 2005. It's called the Circulator.

The idea ...

WNYC's Brian Lehrer Talks Bike Lanes

Tune in right now! The Brian Lehrer Show will be fielding calls for the next 20 minutes on New York's newest bike lane. In New York, that's AM 820, FM 93.9, or streaming live on wnyc.org.

NYC DOT: Pedestrian-on-Pedestrian Crashes Alarmingly Frequent

(Image: CC by Flickr user Professor Bop)

(Rufus Q Stripe, Transportation Nation) According to the first-ever comprehensive traffic study to include the category, pedestrian-on-pedestrian crashes are rampant in all five boroughs of New York City. ...

TN Moving Stories: US Traffic Fatalities Hit Lowest Point In 60 Years, Toronto Went From "Transit City" to "Transit Pity", and: Look Up! Invisible Bug Highway

U.S. traffic fatalities fell to the lowest levels in 60 years--representing a 25% decline since 2005 (New York Times). US DOT head Ray LaHood writes: "Despite this good news, we are not going to rest on our laurels."

A Los Angeles Times columnist says ...

Houston Contemplating Natural Gas-Powered Buses

(Houston--Wendy Siegle, KUHF News) Over the last 10-15 years or so, transit agencies across the country have been switching to natural gas technology to fuel their bus fleets. Many cite the rising price of oil as an incentive for ...

NY Congressman Mocks Himself on Parking Ticket Debt

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) NY Congressman Anthony Weiner is seen as "a contenda" in New York's next Mayoral election (okay, in 2013, but people need something to talk about while we're waiting for spring).

The youngish outer-borough congressmember got lots of airtime (and kudos from the kind of people who ...

The K Train Rides Again -- If Only In the Roll Sign

The K train lives on -- if only on the roll sign (photo by Kate Hinds)

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) When I first began riding the rails in New York City, riders could take the K train ...

What's Up With Those Inter-City Bus Investigations? The Latest Here

Alex Goldmark and Soterios Johnson discuss the lastest on the ever-growing list of investigations into the safety of the burgeoning long-haul bus industry. Listen here.

Bonus: hear Senator Frank Lautenberg read the news bulletin.

TN Moving Stories: Philadelphia Planning Center City Bike Lanes, NYS Passes Budget, and Will Atlantans Vote Together as a Region...For Transit?

Two north-south bike lanes are being planned for Philadelphia's Center City. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

New York State's just-passed budget allots $8.5 billion for transportation spending. (Albany Times-Union)

Members of the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) named Montana/Wyoming's Beartooth Highway their top scenic route. (Cody Enterprise)

WEDNESDAY: Personal Car-Sharing on the Takeaway

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When you really think about it, you probably don't use your car all that much. You drive to work – then leave your car in the lot all day while you’re inside. Or you leave town for ...

Roundup: Bus Safety in the Senate, FMCSA Takes Super Luxury Out of Service

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) The Senate Commerce Committee held a wide-ranging hearing on motor coach safety Wednesday. You can watch an archived webcast here.

During the hearing New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg announced the company that operated one ...

News Analysis: As Political Climate Shifts, Obama Energy Policy Holds

((Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) At the almost-end of the 2008 presidential primary season -- May, 2008 -- gasoline prices went through the roof , ...

Tougher DUI Bills In MT Closer To Becoming Law

(Helena, MT-Jackie Yamanaka, YPR) – A bill that would close a loophole in Montana law that allows suspected drunken drivers avoid taking a breath/blood test is one step closer to becoming law.

The Montana House of Representatives gave final approval to Senate Bill 42 after making ...

Breaking: DOT Takes Super Luxury Tour Bus Company Out of Service

This just in. The Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is taking out of service one of the two so-called Chinatown bus companies involved in deadly crashes earlier this month.

Here's the statement from DOT:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Places Super Luxury Tours Bus Company Out-of-Service for ...

New Bi-Partisan Smart Tech Transportation Bill Introduced In House

(Houston--Wendy Siegle, KUHF News) U.S. Reps. Mike Rogers, R-MI, and Russ Carnahan, D-MO, have introduced a new smart transportation technology bill (H.R. 995) into the House that would give six cities the opportunity to share in $1.2 ...