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You Live In NYC. Do You Know What The Speed Limit Is?

(Kate Hinds, WNYC/Transportation Nation) “Many New Yorkers do not even know what the speed limit is,” said New York City Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan. Speaking today at the intersection where Broadway, Amsterdam Avenue and West 71st Street meet in ...

NY Candidate Cuomo: Congestion Pricing "Moot"

(New York -- Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo has been a bit of a cipher when it comes to transportation and transit. He's bemoaned MTA inefficiencies, called into question an employer-tax imposed ...

NYC DOT Says Brooklyn Bike Lane Dramatically Reduces Speeding, Sidewalk Bicycling

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) On a day with competing rallies about the controversial bike lane that the city installed on Prospect Park West in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, the city's Department of Transportation released some data that it ...

NJ Dems: Governor Christie Pulled Transit Tunnel Numbers "Out of Thin Air"

(New York -- Matthew Schuerman, WNYC) A top New Jersey Democrats says he's combed through the hundreds of pages that led Governor Chris Christie to dump the ARC train tunnel under the Hudson River and found ...

Pro-Transit Groups say Cuomo Proposal to Abolish MTA "Empty Rhetoric"

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) You might think pro-transit groups would be allies with New York Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo (he's not the guy who wants to "take a baseball bat" to Albany). But Transportation Alternatives and the left-leaning Drum Major Institute have released a 5-step plan for stabilizing ...

ARC Transit Tunnel Deadline Approaches ...Again; Christie Says There's No "Money Tree"

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) Tomorrow is the second manufactured deadline for life or death of an $8.7 billion rail tunnel from New Jersey to New York, but there's little that's happened in the last two weeks to suggest NJ Governor Chris Christie, a fiscal conservative whose star in on the ...

TN Moving Stories: Toyota Recall, Dueling Bike Rallies in Brooklyn, and Swedes Invent Invisible Bike Helmet

Toyota recalls 1.5 million vehicles worldwide for brake and fuel problems. (New York Times)

Midterm elections may reroute high speed rail projects. (Marketplace)

Tough week for transportation in DC: The Virginia Department of Historic Resources is objecting to a change in the planned Metrorail line ...

TIGER Grants: DOT and HUD Get Together

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) As we reported earlier today, the United States Department of Transportation released the full list of transportation investment grants (known as TIGER II)--a pool of money totaling $600 million for 75 separate ...

Proposed Billings Bypass Divides Montanans

(Billings, Montana - Jackie Yamanaka, Yellowstone Public Radio) I-90 in Billings, Montana is part of the Camino-Real International Trade Corridor-- a well-traveled NAFTA route that truckers use to move goods through Mexico, the United States, and Canada.

But: ...

TIGER II Grants Officially Announced

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the winners of their $600 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant competition today. According to the DOT's press release: "Roughly 29 percent of TIGER II money goes ...

TN Moving Stories: ARC Supporters Fan Out Across NJ; Critical Mass Bicyclists Win Suit; and You Say You Want a Rail-Volution?

ARC tunnel supporters fanned out across the state yesterday to rally, get signatures, pass out fliers. Can the tunnel be saved? Governor Christie's response: "I don't know. I’ll wait to see what they tell me on Friday about the money. It’s all about the money." (Star Ledger)

"Critical ...

Construction Workers Rally to Save ARC Tunnel

(North Bergen, NJ -- Scott Gurian, WNYC) Supporters of a new commuter rail tunnel under the Hudson River rallied Tuesday in North Bergen, New Jersey, to save the project, saying it represents thousands of construction jobs for ...

The World Trade Center Rises: View From the Top and a Trip to the Sandwich Shop

Infrastructure geeks, don't miss these gorgeous and moving photos by our colleague, Stephen Nessen.

Stephen's been up in the Freedom Tower as recently as last week.

WNYC began visiting the World Trade Center site in April 2010 and continues to ...

Infrastructurist: What Transit Capacity Looks Like

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) For the visual learners out there, Infrastructist came up with this infographic charting the growth in ridership—it has more than quadrupled since 1984. NJ Transit wants that green line above to keep getting fatter. ...

Election Report: Obama bails out GM, Dems tanking in Michigan.....

Luz Guardarrama voted Obama in 2008, but says shes "tired" of politics and will stay home this year. Nothing particularly impresses her about the Obama tenure, not even the bailout of the auto industry.

(Jackson, ...

Cuomo: The MTA Shouldn't be an Authority and other Transit Ideas

(Kate Hinds, Transportation Nation) Candidates in last night’s New York State Gubernatorial debate had 60 seconds to describe how they would to fix the MTA. (The exact question came from a Parkchester resident who was interviewed by News ...

TN Moving Stories: Moynihan Station Breaks Ground, ARC Rally Today, and Are Electric Car Subsidies A Good Idea?

Moynihan Station breaks ground; will expand Penn Station and become the railhead for Amtrak and New Jersey Transit. (WNYC)

There's an ARC tunnel rally today in North Bergen (WNYC). Meanwhile: "I don't want to hear about the jobs it will create. If I don't have the ...

NYT Poll Finds 22% Would Cut Transportation to Balance Budget

(Alex Goldmark, Transportation Nation) Buried deep within an excellent New York Times poll about the governor's race is a striking finding: 22% of New Yorkers would cut transportation to balance the budget. Given the choice of ...

Transit Tunnel Proponents, Caught Off Guard, Fight Back

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) Almost up until the time New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he'd be shutting down the largest transit construction project in U.S. DOT history, federal government supporters and local planners seemed to ...

Congressional Disruption: Senior House Transportation Leader, DeFazio, Now FacesTight Race

(Washington, D.C. — Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation) One of the House's most powerful voices on transportation all of the sudden finds himself in a tough re-election race.

Even in an anti-incumbent year, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), was considered one of ...