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Countdown timers may be causing crashes. The Highway Trust Fund is on the brink. Gas-guzzlers will pay more to park in Madrid. Virginia cyclists get some breathing room. And finally, gorgeous dollar van route maps.

Sidewalk Closed: Group Says D.C. Not Focused Enough On Pedestrian Safety

Some D.C. residents are banding together to try to pressure the District to tackle pedestrian safety.

'Las Bicicletas' Hit NYC Streets

Large metal bike sculptures will start popping up in New York City on Wednesday. It's a public art installation that first premiered in Mexico City — and the artist hopes it will encourage more people to take up riding.

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President Obama will call for eliminating corporate tax breaks to replenish the Highway Trust Fund. Transit fares are going up today in several cities. G.M. has now recalled 28 million vehicles. And: check out the SEFT-1, a car built by two Mexican artists to explore that country's abandoned railroads.

NYC Council Eyes Transit Tax Benefit for Commuters

A bill before the City Council would require companies with more than 20 workers to offer commuter transit benefits, letting employees set aside pre-tax dollars to spend on MetroCards and other travel costs.

Don't Change Alternate Side Parking Rules, Says NYC Department of Sanitation

 A bill before City Council would allow drivers to move their cars back as soon as the sweeper has passed, rather than waiting for the whole 90-minute window to end.  But the Department of Sanitation says even with GPS on sweepers, the idea is unworkable.

AAA Lashes Out Against D.C. Congestion Plan

The AAA is vehemently opposed to a plan that improves walking, biking, and transit in the D.C. region because it "ratchets up the District's hostility to motorists to a fevered pitch."

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If past international sporting events are any guide, Brazil's World Cup stadiums are going to be money suckers. An emergency exit slide inflated during a United flight. And: some Uber drivers may have figured out how to get around background checks.

MTA Bus Service Changes Sunday

Four years after the MTA slashed service on dozens of bus routes to close a budget gap, some of it is on the comeback trail. Here's what's new, what's returned, and what's being extended.

Meeting Between MTA and LIRR Workers Yields Nothing but More Bad Feelings, Finger Pointing

A MTA-scheduled meeting that the LIRR unions had threatened to boycott did indeed happen Friday — but without any resolution to the ongoing contract dispute.

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The committee investigating Bridgegate wants more sworn testimony. L.A. approved a rail-to-airport connection. Hyundai made a car that can detect speed cameras. And: the solitary life of the blimp pilot: great views, but one must pee in a bottle.

Meet the MTA's Reinvention Committee

A former U.S. DOT secretary will be co-chairing a group tasked with preparing New York City's transit system for the ravages of climate change — and the city's changing demographics.

City's Most Subsidized Transportation, Rockaway Ferry, Extended Through October

Commuters from the Rockaways who've come to rely on the daily ferry service between Rockaway Beach and Lower Manhattan have been given another lifeline.

Cabbies Snarl Traffic In Downtown D.C. To Protest Rideshare

Several hundred horn-honking D.C. taxicabs descended upon downtown Washington to protest what they view as unfair competition from unregulated, on-demand ridesharing services.

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The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet has moved south. Muni is getting a new map. The Corvette Museum will keep its car-swallowing sinkhole. And: things could be looking up for the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

LIRR Unions: MTA's Latest Offer "Grandstanding;" May Skip Talks

The MTA says its latest offer to the unions represents "the next level." But union leaders are angry the MTA unveiled the offer to the media — and are threatening to skip Friday's scheduled bargaining session.

More Speed Cameras Coming to NYC and Long Island

The law allows for 120 new cameras to be installed near school zones in New York City, as well as 69 cameras in Suffolk County and 56 in Nassau. “If you think speed cameras are intrusive, don’t break the law," said Governor Cuomo.

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Sales of new MetroCards have plummeted since NY introduced a replacement fee. San Francisco wants to ban an app that lets users 'auction off' public parking spaces. And: a Philadelphia bank robber was caught after trying to use a SEPTA bus as a getaway car.

MTA Says Latest LIRR Offer Is 'Everything They Want'

The MTA's latest offer comes close to what the unions want — but new employees would be treated a little differently than existing ones.

When the Silver Line Opens, Your Dating Life Will Get a Lot More Exciting

Now that the D.C. region's Silver Line has an opening date, it also has an ad campaign.