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Albany Leaves de Blasio's MTA Board Picks in Limbo

But one of Cuomo's picks sails through.

Pedestrian Deaths Holding Steady in NYC

At the end of June, 60 pedestrians have been killed in New York City traffic crashes, the same as last year, despite the mayor's efforts to bring down the numbers.

Central Park Now Partially Car-Free

Sections of Central Park are permanently closed to traffic. But that hasn't stopped some people from grumbling.

As Traffic Speeds Slow, NYC Wants to Curb Car Service Growth

Car and bus traffic is slowing down in Manhattan, and the city doesn't know the cause. But it has a theory.

Citi Bike Tricks Out for Pride Week

Going to the Pride Festival this weekend? Ride in style.

PHOTOS: The Subway Line That Changed Brooklyn Is Turning 100

It was the first subway line to go south of Prospect Park. You know it as the B, J, M, Z, L, N, R, and Q lines. But in 1915, it was the BMT. 

NYC Mayor Taps Three for MTA Board

New York City's voice on the MTA board is about to get a little louder.

Your Subway Commute Unlikely To Become a Sonic Delight Anytime Soon

The sound you hear when you swipe a MetroCard is more of a toneless beep than anything approaching music. But one musician is on a quixotic quest to change that.

Yes, It's June and the MTA Doesn't Have Capital Program Funding Yet

It traditionally takes Albany several months to pass the MTA's five-year capital program. But this year, it looks like it will remain unfinished business.

Feds: No Mechanical Failure Found in Fatal Amtrak Derailment

There are still no answers as to why an Amtrak train was going twice the speed limit when it derailed in Philadelphia last month. But a Congressional hearing yielded some insights.  

LOOK: Peregrine Falcons High Atop NYC Bridges

See? New York City really is the perfect place to raise a family.

MTA Chairman Warns of "Crisis"

For nine months, transit advocates have been sounding the alarm that the MTA doesn't have funding for its five year capital plan — but the head of the MTA has been cool. Until now.

City Comptroller: We Gave $10B to MTA Already!

As the MTA struggles to find billions of dollars to fund its five-year capital plan, NYC's comptroller says the agency should look to Albany, not the locals.

PHOTOS: No Rats, No Pillars, No People in This Peek at the 2nd Ave. Subway

The city's first new subway line in 60 years is supposed to open next December. It's 82 percent complete. Now, things are getting interesting.

Federally-Mandated Safety System Still Years Away for MTA

Following last week's deadly crash, Amtrak says it will have Positive Train Control in place by the end of the year. But it's going to take New York's commuter railroads a little longer.

STEP ASIDE: The MTA Wants to Speed Up Three Subway Lines

The 6, 7 and F lines get special treatment as subway delays become rampant. (And straphangers on all lines get a video primer on why delays happen.)

Bridge Demolition to Disrupt LIRR Service This Weekend

Delays on the commuter rail roads happen almost every day — but this weekend's disruption on the Long Island Rail Road will be a little different.

Obama Administration To Trans-Hudson Tunnel Stakeholders: Get it Together

The federal government stands ready to help the region build new Hudson River tunnels. But first, a federal official says New York and New Jersey need to show some leadership.

Why Left Turns Are So Deadly

Face down oncoming traffic. Dive into a gap before the light changes. Peek around your A-pillar. Whoa! There's a pedestrian right in front of you.

A Little More Money for the MTA Doesn't Buy Happiness

De Blasio proposes to increase what the city chips in for transit, but the budget still fails to keep pace with inflation.