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Crowding Prompts Renewed Calls For D.C. Bus Lane

If you stand at a bus stop on 16th Street NW south of the U Street intersection after 8 a.m. on a typical weekday, there’s a good chance the next S line bus heading downtown will not stop to pick you up. It’s nothing personal. The driver simply cannot fit ...

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There's even more confusion about what could have happened to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. London is testing new pedestrian crosswalk sensors. Boston's MBTA will experiment with late-night service. And Amtrak's writers' residency program is accepting applications.

Following Building Collapse, Metro-North Service Now Running In and Out of Grand Central

(Updated 5:20) All Metro-North service on the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven lines to and from Grand Central Terminal has been fully restored.

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The Justice Department has begun a criminal investigation into General Motors’ delayed safety recall. Two Bridgegate targets spent a day in court. These are heady days for the global shipping industry. And: will crowsourcing images help find the missing Malaysia Airlines flight?

New Jersey Kicks Tesla to the Curb

New Jersey's Motor Vehicle Commission adopted a new rule banning the direct sales of automobiles in the state—delivering a blow to electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla.

Our Aging Infrastructure is in Worse Shape Than You Thought

We know New York is an old city with aging infrastructure, but now we have an idea of just how vulnerable it is — not to mention how much it will cost to fix.

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A Supreme Court ruling could jeopardize the federal "rails to trails" program. NJ Transit skipped a hearing devoted to its performance during the Super Bowl. A Boston Green Line train derailed. And a spoiler alert for the next season of True Detective, which could revolve around...transportation.

New York Fines Peer Ride-Sharing Service

New York's governor is cracking down on RelayRides, a peer-to-peer car sharing service that has become popular among younger, mostly urban residents.

NYC Leading Nationwide Transit Boom

New York City is leading a nationwide boom in public transportation use.

Metro-North Track Worker Killed; NTSB Investigating

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team of investigators to New York following the death of a Metro-North track worker early Monday morning. The incident brings further scrutiny to the transit agency, which has suffered a series of devastating episodes in the past year alone.

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Public transit usage in the U.S. is at its highest levels since 1956. NJ Transit's recent missteps will be dissected at a state hearing today. Chicago is getting ready to go all in with its Ventra fare payment system. And: Los Angeles is using art tours to teach people how ...

Brooklyn Residents Want a Discount on Verrazano Tolls, Too

Now that the MTA has agreed to give Staten Island residents a toll cut, everyone wants in on the action.

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Arrests for panhandling on the NYC subway are up -- waaaay up. The railroad industry says it needs more time to implement safety measures. Portland won't be getting a bike share system this year after all. And: just how much Chicago road salt winds up in Lake Michigan?

City Vague on Traffic Safety Price Tag

Officials admitted that making city streets safer will almost certainly cost money. But when the City Council asked for details on that spending at Thursday's budget hearing, details were few -- despite the fact that several city agencies say it's full speed ahead on Vision Zero. 

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Delays are up on NYC subways. AAA is getting nervous about technology in cars. San Francisco is eyeing Vision Zero. The losing bidder for Massachusetts' commuter rail contract is going to court. And: a foot of ice on the Hudson? Sounds like conditions are perfect yachting.

NYPD Commissioner to Ride the Rails in the Wee Hours

Riding the subway late at night? Keep your eyes peeled, because New York's top cop might be, too.

Pedestrian Deaths Drop Nationally

Following a three-year uptick, preliminary data indicates the number of pedestrians killed in traffic crashes may now be on the decline.

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President Obama has proposed his budget, and the transpo details are here. The new head of NJ Transit may be cleaning house. D.C.'s mayor says Secret Service protocols are paralyzing traffic. NJ Gov. Christie may have shortchanged Hoboken out of $700,000 in Sandy aid.  And: why, in NYC, there's no ...

First Look at Florida's New Commuter Rail Line

Officials are cutting the ribbons on a string of new SunRail stations that will start serving the Orlando area this spring.

Why Spend More Money on Roads if People are Driving Less?

That old axiom of transportation policy—to relieve congestion build more lanes—may be giving way to the realization that it's not worth it.