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Claim: MTA's Technical, Supervisory Failures Led to 600 Snowbound Buses

MTA bus stranded in blizzard

Stranded bus driver wants some help.

(New York -- Jim O'Grady, WNYC) The MTA says it's investigating why 600 buses had to be abandoned during this week's blizzard, ...

Big 3: How the U.S. Auto Industry Turned Things Around

Things are looking pretty good for the auto industry right now, especially compared to 2009, which was a disaster. Reporter Alisa Roth talks with Bob Moon about what the industry did to turn things around, how the Big 3 are ...

The Paradox of the Dulles Airport Toll Road

(Washington, D.C. -- David Schultz, WAMU) Nowadays, the cash toll roads generate is often put toward more than just the maintenance and upkeep of the road itself.

That's what's happening in Northern Virginia: the Dulles Toll Road connects the ...

Wyoming To Build $10M Wildlife Highway Crossings

(Balmori Associates rendering of possible wildlife crossing)

(Jackie Yamanaka, YPR) - Wyoming is spending $9.7 million dollars to create a series of wildlife underpasses and overpasses to help pronghorn antelope cross the road.

Antelope that ...

New Subway Fares in NYC -- All You Need to Know

New tolls and subway fares take effect in New York City today. In case you missed our primer on the changes, you can find it here.

It answers questions like how to calculate the best Metrocard to buy ...

TN Moving Stories: Car Boom in China, Ohio DOT's Green Lantern, and Happy Fare Hike Day

NYC MTA fare hikes take effect today. Click here for a primer.

The New York Daily News says that the MTA failed to follow its own emergency protocol before the blizzard that crippled large swaths of the subway system.

Car sales in China: how long will ...

Charity CEO Picked to Head Minn. Transit Board

Susan Haigh, has been picked as the new leader for the board that runs the Twin Cities transit system. has been picked by Gov.-elect Mark Dayton as the new leader for the board that runs the Twin ...

Illegal Streets: Off the Map, Not Off the Grid

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) In his press conference yesterday, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was asked a question about how long it would take the city to plow every street. His response generated some curiosity.

"I don't know that you ...

Mapping NYC's Unplowed Streets

As New York City continues to dig out of the big blizzard, many residents are crying foul, saying snow on their streets hasn't been cleared fast enough. This refrain has been especially common in the outer boroughs.

Hard data on cleared streets is hard to come by because the ...

NYC Subways Edge Closer to Normal; Not There Yet

#SubSnow: The scene at Cortelyou Rd (B, Q) as Track Workers &... on Twitpic

The scene at Cortelyou Rd (B, Q) as Track Workers & Maintainers dug out the ...

TN Moving Stories: NYC Snow Recovery Continues, Moscow Misspent $8 Billion in Transpo Money, and $5 a Gallon Gas - Coming in 2012?

A Bolt Bus boards on West 33rd Street, NY (Alex Goldmark)

New York City's transit system still hasn't fully recovered from the storm, with many bus routes not operating at all (New York Daily News). Things are ...

Tips for Biking in Winter

(Image Brian Hughes, Toronto Star)

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) To all the brave cycling souls itching to get back out there on two wheels, Brian Hughes made this great graphic tips list of how to bike in winter. ...

TN Moving Stories: Aftermath of the Storm, "Reserving" Parking Spaces in Boston, and Does Urban Biking Have a Diversity Problem?

More on the storm's aftermath: mass transit in NYC will be limping along today. "As of late yesterday, every line that was operating had delays." (New York Daily News) Nationally, stranded travelers are still having great difficulty getting home. (AP)

Here's a good round up of ...

Tolls and Transit Fares Rising in NYC — A Primer

(New York -- Jim O'Grady) A fare increase will make almost every form of transit in the New York area more expensive starting Thursday. Subway and bus fares are going up, along with tolls on seven bridges and two ...

Can We Ever Be Safe From Terrorism on Mass Transit?

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) The main thing keeping us safe from terrorist attacks on mass transit systems is lack of terrorist effort. That's the conclusion of a sobering review of government data by USA Today.

The newspaper writes:

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FTA Awards Transit Funding; Second Avenue Subway & LIRR Big Winners

Second Avenue Subway (NYC MTA)

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) The Federal Transit Administration awarded a round of grants today for transit projects currently underway -- see details from the FTA's press release below.

FTA Announces $182.4 Million in ...

Boxing Day Blizzard Takes on Transportation Systems

Plows and Salt Spreaders in New York City. (Submitted by WNYC listener.)

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) From the Carolinas up to Maine, severe winter weather shut down airports, slowed roads and stalled transit systems Sunday night and Monday morning.

All New ...

TN Moving Stories: Snowtorious Storm Smacks Northeast, and Cycling on a Roll in DC

Abandoned taxi, NYC (Alex Goldmark)

Blizzard slows down travel in the Northeast (WNYC): in New York City, airports and rail shuts down, but other transit gamely presses on (NY1) --with the

NYC Subway Video from 1949 -- Happy Holidays

Here's a video from 1949 of the NYC subway. Enjoy the vintage ride.

Happy Holidays from the Transportation Nation crew.

TN Moving Stories: Build Your Own Bamboo Bike, and Combatting Beijing Traffic

Fast rail, slow build out: "Only 20 miles of track on the 284-mile Amtrak route between Chicago and St. Louis will be upgraded to handle 110-mph trains by 2012, state officials said Thursday." (Chicago Tribune)

Want to build your own bamboo bike? You can, in Brooklyn. Video below! ...