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The DMV Could Be More than Just a Place to Sit and Wait

Governor Cuomo's DMV commissioner resigned last month. Now, transportation advocates want the department transformed into one that cares about street safety.

Queens Family Still Waits for Justice in Traffic Death

A judge finally hears what happened when an SUV ran over 3-year-old Allison Liao, then says he'd deliver his ruling in the future.

20% of What? Taxi Payment Systems Don't Agree

Credit card machines in New York City cabs suggest tips of 20, 25 or 30 percent. But it turns out many riders end up tipping 21 percent. Why?

NYC Pedestrian Deaths Hit Record Low...Maybe

According to the New York City Department of Transportation, fewer pedestrians died this year than ever before. But that depends on how you do the counting.

NY State DMV Commissioner Resigns

Barbara Fiala, who held the post since 2011, largely flew under the radar — until a tumultuous autumn had street safety advocates calling for her resignation.

Streetcar Opening Awaits Fourth D.C. Mayoral Administration

You won't be riding D.C.'s streetcar on the first day of 2015.

Subway Emergency Exit Alarms Will No Longer Drive You Nuts

New Yorkers, our long national nightmare of alarmed subway emergency exit doors is finally over.

MTA's New Etiquette Campaign: Keep Your Knees Together and Your Bodies Off the Pole

As subway ridership reaches record numbers, New Yorkers are getting "gentle but firm" reminders about courtesy and spatial awareness.

New Year's Eve Streetcar Ride In D.C.? Maybe, But No Promises

The final round of safety documentation has begun, and there's a chance — a chance — that the system's opening could squeak in under the 2014 wire.

In Record Year, D.C. Builds Nine Miles Of Bike Lanes

The District, which is marking a record year for bike lane construction, now has a total of 69 lanes.

MTA To Combat Subway Delays With 'Platform Conductors'

Ridership on the New York City subway is booming — and so are delays.

The NYPD Doesn't Publicize Traffic Deaths a Quarter of the Time

A homeless man, killed in a hit and run, was almost forgotten.  A WNYC investigation found his was one of 69 traffic deaths police didn't publicize, leaving crimes unsolved.

Citi Bike's 'Shoddy' Management Left Riders In the Lurch: Audit

A new audit confirms what most New York City bike share users have already experienced: the system suffered from bad management. But officials say better days are ahead.

This Bus Is Slower Than a Lava Flow

The M79, an actual motor vehicle that zooms across Manhattan at about half the speed of flowing lava, just won this year's Pokey award. 

Bus Safety Campaign Blames Everyone But Drivers

The video PSAs seek to "educate" people about how to not be hit by a bus, but they focus on texting and selfies — not the behavior of drivers.

Frustrations Mount With New Doubts About D.C.'s Streetcar Launch

Businesses and residents along H Street are becoming impatient, as parking spots disappear while the streetcars continue safety runs — without passengers.

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

NASA successfully launched its new Orion spacecraft. Florida's commuter rail may expand service. And: meet the NY MTA's 'barn mother.'

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Demonstrators protesting a NYPD officer's non-indictment blocked traffic across Manhattan. And: subway excavation unearthed a Roman farm from the 6th century BCE.

Minivan Driver Kills Child, Injures Pregnant Mom

A 10-year-old girl died and her mother gave birth after a minivan struck them around 9 p.m. Tuesday night.

Metro's Funding Needs Run Up Against Local Budget Realities

Metro says it needs more money from its jurisdictions in D.C., Maryland and Virginia or it may have to cut rail service, even during rush hour.