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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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Senate Energy Bill Would Have "Modest Impact" on Consumers, Says EPA

(Washington, DC - Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation) Gasoline prices are likely to rise under the energy and climate change bill the Senate is planning to tee ...

Oil Execs on the Hill, But Not Much on Gas Prices, Energy Policy

Lamar McKay, Chairman and President of BP America sits in today's House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing. (Getty Images)

(Washington, DC -- Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation) You didn’t really think oil CEO’s were going to get a grilling ...

Bronx Gets Electric Truck: 15,999 To Go.

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) Hunts Point, the Bronx is New York's major food distribution center. There's a fruit and vegetable wholesaler, a seafood market -- and lots of lots of trucks. The area, in the poorest congressional district ...

TN Moving Stories: Where's the paint, Black Hawk bicylists down, and Wichita imagines its transit future

Upturn in the economy, downturn in supplies: road crews grapple with nationwide paint shortage. (WAMU)

Can't we all just get along? "To say we all can't fit on the road together is ridiculous," says one recently ticketed Black Hawk bicyclist. (Denver Post)

Rethinking Wichita: city unveils ...

JetBlue VP: Airplanes No Good For New York-Boston (AUDIO)

(New York, NY - Collin Campbell, Transportation Nation) Jet Blue Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Rob Maruster has a refreshingly comprehensive view of transportation. "I may be shooting ourselves in the foot here, with five daily flights ...

TN Moving Stories: Empty buses = empty seats at World Cup. What is UAW's Future? Spirit strikes, strands

Spirit strikes, cancels all flights. No talks scheduled as of Monday morning. (Reuters) Video:

Empty seats at World Cup blamed on fans who don't trust public transportation. ...

Planning Group: Tear Down That Drive!

Photo: Terreform and Michael Sorkin Studio

(Andrea Bernstein, Transportation Nation) In the last five years, New York has added hundreds of miles of bike lanes and closed parts of Broadway to cars, a re-allocation of street space that has ...

TN Moving Stories: DOT wants oversight of mass-transit; a Spirit strike? Solo teen sailor found stranded

As anniversary of DC Metrorail crash approaches, LaHood quietly pushes for more federal oversight. (Washington Post)

Spirit Airlines, pilots inch closer to weekend strike. (AP)

Freight rail, federal DOT working out differences slowing high-speed rail plans. (Crain's)

West Virginia laments rail expansion ...

GOP Fail to Stop Obama Plan to Regulate Carbon, but Get a Test for July?

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and others hoped to strip the Environmental Protection Agency of its authority to regulate carbon. The move failed 47-53 in the Senate today. "Murkowski might have lost the vote, it looks like she won the war: It's hard to see a strong climate bill getting 60 ...

Minneapolis Rolls Out Bike Share

Friends Mark Hawkins, right, and Sherri Juenemann stopped to check out one of the new Nice Ride bicycle kiosks in Minneapolis. Nice Ride is the largest bike sharing program in the country, and allows riders to pick up, ...

TN Moving Stories: Navigating World Cup traffic, Twin Cities bike share kicks off, and food trucks in trouble for feeding meters

Senator Boxer: LA must build 30 years worth of transit in ten years. (Huffington Post)

Alabamans wonder: would boycotting local BP stations hurt the oil company--or local mom-and-pop stores? (Anniston Star)

Um, remember how World Cup organizers weren't worried about transportation? Scratch that. (Sport ...

Shall We Kick Off The Energy Debate?

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) in January with Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (at left) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

(Washington, DC - Todd Zwillich, Transportation Nation) -- The much-anticipated Senate debate over energy and climate ...

Boston Bike Share Postponed

(Andrea Bernstein Transportation Nation) Boston's bike share was supposed to start this summer, but it's been pushed off at least until April, 2010. Nicole Freedman, Director of Bicycle Programs for the Boston Redevelopment Authority, explains "we felt like we need more time to ensure we could get the operations correct." ...

Why Don't More Women Bike to Work?

Female biker's feet in heels

Rachel Bents, St. Paul consultant, now bikes to work after to give up her leased car a few weeks ago. (MPR Photo/Dan Olson)

(Minneapolis, MN - Dan Olson,