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BART Oakland Airport connector roars back to life

This proposed walkway to new train has been cut from plans, which now call for riders to walk across these lanes of traffic.

(Nathanael Johnson, KALW) Streetsblog and the ...

Legacy of D.C. Metro Crash Could Be Felt Nationwide

(David Schultz, WAMU News) Metro, Washington D.C.'s embattled transit authority, has changed drastically in the past 12 months - ever since two of its trains crashed into each other a year ago this week, killing eight ...

TN Moving Stories: Yes, peanut, you're cleared for takeoff, and Denver overhauls zoning laws

Denver passes new zoning rules; first overhaul since 1956 (Denver Post)

Judge blocks moratorium on deep water drilling; Obama administration to appeal (The Takeaway)

The Maryland Transit Administration apologizes to passengers stranded on sweltering train, opens probe (WAMU)

Massachusetts lawmakers agree to ban texting ...

Senators Now Crossing the Aisle for Electric Car

(Washington, DC - Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation) Lawmakers are hoping for a chance to give the electric car a jolt in the ...

One Year After Crash, Is Metro Safer?

Rescue workers respond to the site of two Red Line Metrorail trains that collided with one another last June in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

(Washington, DC - David Schultz,

TN Moving Stories: Don't eat off the floor of the M train, and AZ drivers exhale

LA subway got 50% bump in ridership from Lakers parade yesterday. (LA Daily News)

Mmmm! Only 50% of New York's subway cars are rated clean. Just so you know, "clean" means "light dirt." (WNYC)

Meanwhile, across the river, New Jersey's Transportation Trust Fund will run out ...

Facing Big Bus Cuts, New York City to Expand Van Network

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) Facing system-wide cuts in mass transit this weekend, WNYC has learned New York City is looking to vastly expand it private commuter van network. So-called dollar vans, which actually cost $2.00, operate throughout the ...

Talking, Texting and Bumping Into Things

(Collin Campbell, Transportation Nation) We've tried to keep up with the federal government's push to get drivers off of their cell phones. The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has ...

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Automakers, airlines among big winners as China lets its currency appreciate (Reuters)

Pew survey finds adult drivers text, talk on phone as much as teens. (Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project)

Less parking, more parks as Baltimore rewrites zoning for ...

New York Deal Steps up Bus Lane Enforcement

Bus(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) Since New York began experimenting with select bus service, there's been one giant obstacle: New Yorkers tend to view painted ...

Minnesota Says It's Making Progress With Bridge Inspections

(St. Paul, Minnesota - Dan Olson, MPR News) The Winona Bridge underscores Minnesota's aging transportation infrastructure. State bridge inspectors on a routine inspection last week spotted spreading corrosion, made a repair and slapped on ...

LaHood: States Should Spend Faster

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) President Barack Obama travels to Columbus , Ohio today to cut the ribbon on the ...

Souvlaki VS a Spot, on New York City's Streets

The "Treat Truck" food truck parking in Manhattan(New York, NY - Kate Hinds, WNYC) Food trucks are a fixture of New York City's corners. From halal chicken and rice to fancy desserts, they offer a curbside piece of ...

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Obama, LaHood to Ohio to mark start of the 10,000th road project launched under recovery act. (Columbus Dispatch)

Boston commuter rail link to South Coast takes step forward with purchase of frieght tracks. (Boston Globe)

Toyota resumes building Mississippi facility, promising 2,000 jobs. UAW ...

Breaking: New York Reaches Transit Card Deal

(Matthew Schuerman, WNYC). School systems have been under pressure around the nation to cut transportation costs. Minneapolis plans to cut bus service for students who elect not to go to their district schools. Douglas County, Colorado, will start charging school kids to ride the yellow bus. But some ...

Detroit Means Top-Quality Cars, For First Time in Decades

(New York, NY - Charlie Herman, WNYC) For the first time in a nearly a quarter of a century, the U.S. auto industry beat out its foreign competitors in the quality of new cars and trucks.

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How do you translate "rumble strip?" Colorado nonprofit teaches English-language road skills to refugees. (Greeley Tribune)

Prepare for takeoff: Spirit Airlines, pilots reach agreement, flights to start tomorrow. (Miami Herald)

If you teach them, they will share the road: Boise police try education, not ticket writing, ...

Federal Report: Biking, Walking up, Still Tiny Percent of all trips

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) Via Ray Lahood's blog, the federal highway administration today releases the "National Walking and Biking Study: ...

New York's Second Avenue Starts Turning Green

(Marianne McCune, WNYC) Painting on the protected Second Avenue bike lane got underway overnight. The lane, which will go north to 34th Street, is part of the city DOT's plan to extend its ...

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Cast your mind back to when Oakland's Madison Square Park was a thriving neighborhood. And then BART came. (KALW)

Yes, you too can solve transportation problems: Slate asks its readers to help create Nimble Cities. (Slate)

Rats! Lower Manhattan subway lines are infested! (WNYC)

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