Recent Articles

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.

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

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.

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

NJ Governor Christie's office is being probed about how it's paying for work on the Pulaski Skyway. London's transit system built a bus stop entirely out of Lego. NYC's top cop thinks subway cars should have cameras. And: would-be carjackers in Seattle were foiled by a manual transmission.

MTA Megaprojects: Behind Schedule and Over Budget

The revamped Fulton Transit Center, which was supposed to open this Thursday, now...won't. And that's not the only MTA megaproject that's behind schedule.

Metro Sets Official Start Date For Silver Line: July 26

After months of delays and contractor problems, the Silver Line finally has an opening date.

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

A faulty rail was apparently not the cause of the May subway derailment in Queens. New Jersey's bike share program is delayed. Millions of cars are being recalled due to airbags. And: San Francisco will start operating a bus shower for the homeless.

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Some people involved with Bridgegate could be facing indictment. A Cincinnati sinkhole almost swallowed a city bus. L.A. may replace concrete sidewalks with rubber ones. And: vintage Checkers descend upon Brooklyn today.

Speed Limit Bill Passes Both Houses; Awaits Cuomo's Signature

Both houses of the New York State Legislature have voted to give New York City the authority to lower its speed limit to 25 miles per hour.

Vehicles To Yield (Slightly) on NYC Streets This Summer

Oceanic sounds in the Park Avenue Tunnel and a car-free Central Park herald the return of summer.

Two More NYC Subway Lines To Get Scrutinized

The MTA is reviewing the A and the C lines. But while there's good reason to believe the study will lead to service improvements, the agency is also trying to manage expectations.

Arlington Streetcars Won't Go To Referendum. Now What?

Both sides in the battle over Arlington County's proposed streetcar lines are weighing in on a big decision by the county board.

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Pedestrians in one Connecticut city can carry yellow flags across one street. The entire NYC subway system came to a brief halt Wednesday. Trains carrying oil are crashing, exploding and spilling in record numbers. And: a video tribute to subway dancers.

Ball's In Albany's Court on Speed Limit Bill

The speed limit bill before the New York Senate was expected to come to a vote Thursday -- but a top Republican is casting doubt on whether he'll let that happen.

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

California's high-speed rail project scored a budget win. It's week two of the French rail strike, and it's getting ugly. Thousands of ducks blocked a street in Thailand. And: the people of Houston like the new Red Line.

Silver Line Commuters, Start Your Engines

Now that an opening date for the Silver Line is within sight — even if Metro remains tight-lipped as to when it might be — transit officials want commuters to know they should take a bus, not their cars, to the train.

NYC Precincts Stepping Up Ticketing For Dangerous Driving

Ticketing was up in most precincts for the six major categories WNYC has been tracking: using a cell phone while driving, disobeying a sign, failing to stop at a signal, making an improper turn, not giving the right of way to a pedestrian, and speeding.

NYC DOT: Public Plazas Should Be Everywhere — Not Just Manhattan

New York City's transportation commissioner said she wants to make sure street transformations like bike lanes and pedestrian plazas make it to all five boroughs — not just Manhattan.