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To Fight City Hall, Uber Plays to Race

Uber and the de Blasio administration seemed to be nearing a compromise on capping Uber's growth. Then the app-based service released ads suggesting the cap would hurt non-white people.

Despite Last-Minute Pleas, NJ Transit Votes to Raise Fares

As expected, the New Jersey Transit board voted to raise fares by nine percent, as well as cut some service. But that didn't stop members of the public from urging a different course.

NJ Transit Fare Hikes Don't Run on a Schedule

On Wednesday, New Jersey Transit's board is likely to approve the agency's first fare hike in five years. When will there be another one? There's no way to predict.

See Every New Citi Bike Headed to the Upper East and West Sides

Two of Manhattan's most densely populated neighborhoods are getting finally getting Citi Bike stations.

Sandy-Damaged Subway Tunnel Begins 40 Weekends of Rehab

Insiders call it the 'Cranberry Tube.' But it got pretty unappetizing during the storm.

The West Side of Prospect Park Is Now Car-Free (Sorry East Side)

Now that cars are out, park-goers are looking for the city to crack down on a new bogeyman: cyclists.

NYC to Google Maps: Help Drivers Avoid Left Turns

New York City is re-engineering streets to make them safer for pedestrians. Now, two City Council members want technology to give those efforts a boost.

Albany Leaves de Blasio's MTA Board Picks in Limbo

But one of Cuomo's picks sails through.

Pedestrian Deaths Holding Steady in NYC

At the end of June, 60 pedestrians have been killed in New York City traffic crashes, the same as last year, despite the mayor's efforts to bring down the numbers.

Central Park Now Partially Car-Free

Sections of Central Park are permanently closed to traffic. But that hasn't stopped some people from grumbling.

As Traffic Speeds Slow, NYC Wants to Curb Car Service Growth

Car and bus traffic is slowing down in Manhattan, and the city doesn't know the cause. But it has a theory.

Citi Bike Tricks Out for Pride Week

Going to the Pride Festival this weekend? Ride in style.

PHOTOS: The Subway Line That Changed Brooklyn Is Turning 100

It was the first subway line to go south of Prospect Park. You know it as the B, J, M, Z, L, N, R, and Q lines. But in 1915, it was the BMT. 

NYC Mayor Taps Three for MTA Board

New York City's voice on the MTA board is about to get a little louder.

Your Subway Commute Unlikely To Become a Sonic Delight Anytime Soon

The sound you hear when you swipe a MetroCard is more of a toneless beep than anything approaching music. But one musician is on a quixotic quest to change that.

Yes, It's June and the MTA Doesn't Have Capital Program Funding Yet

It traditionally takes Albany several months to pass the MTA's five-year capital program. But this year, it looks like it will remain unfinished business.

Feds: No Mechanical Failure Found in Fatal Amtrak Derailment

There are still no answers as to why an Amtrak train was going twice the speed limit when it derailed in Philadelphia last month. But a Congressional hearing yielded some insights.  

LOOK: Peregrine Falcons High Atop NYC Bridges

See? New York City really is the perfect place to raise a family.

MTA Chairman Warns of "Crisis"

For nine months, transit advocates have been sounding the alarm that the MTA doesn't have funding for its five year capital plan — but the head of the MTA has been cool. Until now.

City Comptroller: We Gave $10B to MTA Already!

As the MTA struggles to find billions of dollars to fund its five-year capital plan, NYC's comptroller says the agency should look to Albany, not the locals.