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Applying Pressure to Make Transit More Affordable

Transit advocates posed the question to commuters: what would you do with $443 a year in savings on your MetroCard?

Pedestrian Infrastructure Lacking Ahead Of Saturday's Silver Line Opening

The Silver Line opens July 26, but pedestrian amenities like sidewalks and crosswalks are still lacking in parts of Fairfax County.

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Arrests for subway sex crimes are on the rise in NYC. There have been three collisions involving Houston light rail this week. Capital Bikeshare's key shortage may finally be over. And: no, Alec Baldwin won't apologize for that whole riding his bike on the sidewalk episode.

G Train Shutting Down Between Brooklyn and Queens For 5 Weeks

The MTA says the shutdown, beginning Friday night, is necessary so the agency can make repairs to tunnels that were flooded by Sandy.

$12 Billion Gap Between Need and Funding at MTA, Comptroller Says

The MTA is looking at more than $100 billion worth of projects over the next 20 years — and nowhere near that much money. That’s according to a new report by New York State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

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There's a "new world order" in oil train safety. LA explores hit-and-run alerts. GM recalls another 800,000 cars. The computer system that issues American passports crashed. And Bostonians can jaywalk without (much) fear of fines. 

Port Authority Promises Better Days Ahead for Beleaguered Bus Terminal

The Port Authority will spend $90 million on some quick fixes to improve its aging Midtown Manhattan facility. But officials say what the bus terminal really needs is to be completely replaced. That solution, however, is at least ten to 15 years away.

Silver Line Could Make Commutes Longer for Fairfax Residents

Thousands of Virginia commuters could pay more for a longer trip on the Silver Line starting in just a few days.

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Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg flew to Tel Aviv to make a point. The Senate could vote on transportation funding today. Five countries are responsible for 20% of the world's traffic deaths. And: Sarah Palin is blaming a Sammy Hagar song for her speeding ticket.

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One San Francisco street has seen more than half of the city's pedestrian deaths so far this year. Dallas has a new bike czar. NYC's yellow taxis are facing stiff competition. And: it turns out that transportation is a favorite topic for...Broadway musicals.

"We’ve been around the block. We probably helped pave it."

The current Secretary of Transportation — and 11 of his predecessors — are urging Congress to get its act together and enact a long-term fix for the rapidly dwindling Highway Trust Fund.

Changes To D.C.'s Blue Line Leave Some Commuters Seeing Red

Some Metro rail commuters began their work week on a grumpy note, and it had nothing to do with the mere fact that it was Monday morning. But the new rail schedule is necessary to accommodate the opening of the Silver Line — which will happen this weekend.

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NYC wrongly accused hundreds of people of operating illegal cabs. A future of driverless cars might actually mean more traffic, not less. New Orleans has a transit plan. And: a video of the world's first dog to drive a car.

In Virginia, Highways Grow Wider And Come With Tolls

The state’s top transportation planners unveiled plans Thursday designed to ease the commute on one of the region’s most congested roads. Commuters will get more highway capacity, but unless they are in an HOV-3 carpool they will have to pay a toll to use it.

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The Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed over Eastern Ukraine was shot down by an anti-aircraft missile. Pennsylvania police might finally get radar guns. Bikeshare companies need more bikes. And phew, Long Island Rail Road won't be striking this weekend. 

Strike Averted!

After several rounds of contentious negotiations, New York's governor has announced a tentative contract deal between the MTA and Long Island Rail Road workers, who were days away from walking off the job.

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The MTA and LIRR Unions are talking, but not nicely. Car companies are eying Iran's 78 million consumers. Muni cars in San Francisco will get black box recorders. And the FBI is worried that driverless cars will be used as weapons. 

Queens Commuters Bracing for LIRR Strike, Too

It’s not just Nassau County residents who would be hit by a Long Island Rail Road strike. Queens commuters can expect crowded buses, extra wait times and even lines at the subway, according to the MTA.

Clock Ticking, Talks Resume to Avert Rail Strike

Following a call from New York's governor, the MTA and unions representing Long Island Rail Road workers resume negotiations Wednesday afternoon. Without a settlement, 5,400 workers will walk off the job at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.

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Congress passed a stopgap measure to pay for the Highway Trust Fund. At least 44 million gallons of crude oil move through New York via train each week. The new Goethals Bridge will get a suicide-prevention fence. And: welcome to New Orleans, where transit costs are high and service is ...