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New York Gov. Cuomo: "Structural Changes" a Possibility for Port Authority

A day after New Jersey's governor said he'd like to "explore" splitting up the massive bi-state authority, his counterpart in New York says he agrees the Port needs to be overhauled.

Should the Port Authority Be Split Up?

Governor Chris Christie is "intrigued by the idea of dismantling the Port Authority operations." But dividing up its assets and responsibilities between New York and New Jersey doesn't make any sense, say transportation experts. 

D.C. Metro Fares Going Up

Metro's bus and rail fares and parking fees are going up, effective July 1. Here's how it will work.

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New York's governor proposed a $5 billion plan to keep the city's transit system safe during superstorms. Three Texas mayors are on board with high-speed rail. Boston doctors can prescribe bike share. And: in Mumbai, the incessant vehicle honking is making some people sick. 

'Broken Windows' and Vision Zero

How can the 'broken windows' theory of policing be applied to reducing traffic deaths? Rigorously ticket moving violations like speeding and failure to yield, because "bad drivers are bad in a lot of ways."

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A Bridgegate report from Gov. Chris Christie's hand-picked legal team will be released this morning. Albany seems to be ignoring NYC's requests for more speed cameras. Indiana is setting the stage for a major transit expansion. And: find your cosmic love connection under the Manhattan Bridge.

Head of Citi Bike Resigns

The head of New York City's bike share program is stepping down.

For Businesses, Capital Bikeshare Good For The Bottom Line

Stores near bike share stations in D.C. are seeing a quantifiable bump in business, says one planner.

All Aboard the Huskies Train

University of Connecticut basketball fans will have a train of their own. The men's team is slated to play Iowa State at Madison Square Garden this Friday. Wisely, Metro-North will be providing extra service.

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One in eight deaths worldwide is linked to air pollution. It's unclear where New York is getting the money to pay for the new Tappan Zee Bridge. Houston is developing a bike master plan. NJ spent big on snow removal this winter. And: text while driving in the Bay Area, ...

As PATH Stations Close for Weekend Work, Ferry Service Opens...For Now

The Journal Square and World Trade Center PATH stations will be closed for most weekends in 2014 so the Port Authority can conduct Sandy work and upgrades to the rail line. But starting this weekend, there will be another option across the Hudson...at least for the next six weeks.

How Did Silver Line Problems Slip By?

Despite several layers of oversight, problems on the Silver Line have delayed its opening date by at least six months.

New Details on Black Boxes for Taxis

One piece of Mayor de Blasio's 63-part Vision Zero plan was to install "black boxes" in the city's taxis. Now, the Taxi and Limousine Commission is fleshing out that idea.

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The operator of Chicago subway was "extremely tired" before the train jumped the tracks. Montreal's bankrupt bike share program will operate this year, but its future is cloudy. The Highway Trust Fund is circling the drain. GM misled families about a flaw in the Chevy Cobalt. And: a truck carrying ...

Subway Ridership Hits 65-Year High

More people rode New York City's subways last year than any time since 1949 — and Brooklyn is one of the reasons for the boom.

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A Chicago subway jumped the platform and climbed an escalator. The Port Authority's animal killing program is having little effect on bird strikes. Governor Christie's lawyers say Governor Christie had nothing to do with Bridgegate. And: the Castro is getting rainbow crosswalks.

Shedding Light on Deadly Collisions

Family members say they want easy access to reports that contain the details of how their loved ones died.

Citi Bike's Winter of Discontent

Spring has arrived — and with it, the high season for New York City's bike share program. With nearly 100,000 annual members, its popularity has exceeded estimates. But the program is still in a financial hole.

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Citi Bike needs a financial life preserver. Clayton County, Georgia, might actually get transit. Maryland's Purple Line is inching forward. BP won the rights to drill in the Gulf of Mexico. And: bike softly — and carry a big horn.

Which Subway Line is The Dirtiest?

Good news if you ride the L, bad news if you take the D train.