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Bikes on Broadway

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) From Good: Broadway Bombing is a race that runs from the northernmost point of New York City's Broadway, all the way to its southern terminus. This bike (Vimeo user crihs) strapped a camera to his bike and completed the race in 38 minutes.

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NYC's Roosevelt Island Tram, After Repairs, To Be Airborne Again

Image: Roosevelt Island Operating Commission

(New York - Jim O'Grady, WNYC) The Roosevelt Island Tram will take to the skies above the East River this morning after shutting down for nine months of ...

TN Moving Stories: Copenhagen To Open Bike Superhighways, and the Return of the Roosevelt Island Tram

More on the FTA demanding repayment of $271 million in ARC Tunnel money from New Jersey Transit in the Wall Street Journal.

Construction company Schiavone, which has worked on the subway stations at Times Square and South Ferry, admitted that it defrauded government programs and evaded federal minority ...

Feds to NJ: We're Telling You AGAIN -- You Owe Us for Killing ARC Tunnel

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) The Federal Transit Administration has told New Jersey Transit -- for a second time -- that it's on the hook for more than $271 million after canceling a rail tunnel connecting the state with ...

Take That, Non-Levitating Bicycle Thieves

Enter into the creative process as a group attempts to build a prototype of a bike lock that secures your bike against a post -- then raises it up.

Yes, the video is entirely in German, but I think we can all agree that the desire to build a better ...

TN Moving Stories: Reconnecting What the BQE Severed, Mass Transit Expanding in L.A., and Looking Ahead to Intelligent Flight Paths

New York City ponders how to reconnect two neighborhoods that were severed years ago by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. (WNYC)

Second Avenue Sagas talks budget woes with the MTA's Jay Walder.

The Guardian is providing live updates from the U.N. climate change summit, which opens ...

Norm Mineta, Former Sec. of Transportation, "Roads and Highways" top Transpo Priority, Defends Earmarks, Questions Some Defense Spending

Norm Mineta in 2001. Image: Alex Plummer / FEMA

Norm Mineta served as Secretary of the Department of Transportation in both the Clinton and George W. Bush Administrations. Lately Mineta's been teaming up with Republicans and Democratic DOT ...

DC Metro Governance: What Does It Mean? (And Why Should I Care?)

(Washington, DC -- David Schultz, WAMU) I know, I know -- the makeup of a local transit authority's board of directors is not exactly the sexiest topic, especially not at a time when most people are thinking ...

Remainders: Traffic EVERYWHERE

It's the busiest traffic day of the year, whaddya expect? But if you're a glutton for punishment, you can check NYC traffic conditions via live cam here. Here's the CalTrans link, Houston is here. ...

Is Your Flight Delayed?

The FAA has this cool new map to check airport delays. The live link is here.

Texas Approves Rail Plan But Passenger Rail Still A Long Ways Off

(Houston -- Wendy Siegle, KUHF News) The Obama Administration recently gave out $2.4 billion dollars for passenger rail. Some states are desperately vying for federal funding, while others are sending the money back to Washington. The newly ...

Best Bus Route in America Contest Winners Announced

Image: Arthur Cherry via GOOD

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) GOOD magazine has announced the winners of their hunt for the "Best Bus Route in America." The Midwest swept the final awards, ...

Spirit Employees Probably Not In A Holiday Mood

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) Spirit Airlines' computer system has crashed. A visit to their website this morning at 11:13am revealed this image:

According to CNN, the crash is creating long lines at airports, because the ...

TN Moving Stories: Transpo Contractors Investigated Over Minority Hires, DC Metro Shakeup Coming, and Monetizing Old Car Batteries

Arrive early and bring your patience: It's the biggest travel day of the year!

And it's snowing in the cities of Transportation Nation partners Minnesota Public Radio (Minneapolis) and Yellowstone Public Radio (Billings.) Could ...

Scanned or Patted Down? Share Your Airport Stories with The Takeaway

Traveling this holiday? Our partner, The Takeaway, wants your travel stories. From their website:

Have you gotten scanned or patted down?

A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) volunteer demonstrates ...
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NY Deputy Mayor: Bike Share Isn't about More Bike Lanes, High Rises Could Pay for Transit, and Other Ideas...

Installing the First Avenue Bike Lane photo: Marianne McCune

(Andrea Bernstein) WNYC's Brian Lehrer asked his listeners today for suggestions to help New York City Deputy Mayor Stephen Goldsmith raise money for ...

Lautenberg Enters the Secaucus 7 Fray

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg sent a letter to Governor Christie today. "The No. 7 Subway proposal...merits serious consideration," he writes, urging the governor to begin a dialogue about it with the various partners. Read it below.

Comments on Bike Share: Cost Effective? Safe?

Interesting web conversation going on at our sister site, WNYC.org on bike share. You'll see both the questions -- isn't it too expensive? What about the helmets? Will I really use it? and the listener-generated answers. Check ...

Janette Sadik-Khan on NYC's Proposed Bike Share Program

NYC transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan spoke with WNYC's Richard Hake this morning about the city's plans to operate a bike share program. (The RFP can be found here.) You can listen to the interview ...

TN Moving Stories: Christie Likes #7 Extension Idea, and London's Double Decker Bus Gets Revamped

NJ Governor Christie says extending the #7 subway across the Hudson is “a much better idea” than the ARC tunnel, but he hasn't yet spoken to Mayor Bloomberg about it. (AP via New York Times)

Traffic fatalities in NYC are at an all-time low, but pedestrians make up ...