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Paris has lifted driving restrictions following a decrease in air pollution. A task force is recommending that Chicago create a transit superagency. GM is recalling even more vehicles. And: today is Transit Driver Appreciation Day.

The Art Bridge Murals of Upstate New York

How to turn an upstate freight rail overpass into an artistic focal point: take local artists, add panoramic views of nearby attractions, and create mural magic.

 

Traffic Tickets Are Up Across the City

Less than a month into Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to cut down on pedestrian deaths, NYPD data shows most precincts have stepped up citations for speeding, failure to yield to pedestrians and failure to stop at traffic signals.

So Much for the Traffic Calming: D.C. Rolls Back Wisconsin Ave. Street Changes

The District Department of Transportation is preparing to end a traffic-calming project on one of D.C.’s busiest avenues a little more than a year after implementing the changes that quickly provoked a driver backlash.

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Californians are setting cars aside in favor of transit. The Port Authority has some...unique rules. A Los Angeles subway dig has uncovered a treasure trove of prehistoric fossils. And: check out these overpasses (and underpasses) designed to help animals cross roadways.

Why Nobody Likes the Middle Seat

More passengers are riding the commuter rails, but many of them would rather stand than sit between two other people.

What's Next for Metro-North

A new report from the federal agency charged with overseeing commuter rail safety has released a scathing report.

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New York's Metro-North has a "deficient safety culture." Air pollution in Paris is so bad right now that transit and bike share are free this weekend. Indiana's mass transit bill cleared the state legislature. And: an entry in Great Moments in Selfie History, Plane Crash Edition.

Report Blasts Metro-North for 'Deficient Safety Culture'

After a deadly derailment in December that killed four people, Metro-North's operations have come under intense scrutiny by federal authorities.

Data Breach for NYC Transit Workers

The social security numbers of about 15,000 workers were found on a CD.

Annoyed with a Jaywalking Ticket? Get Over It.

NYPD chief Bill Bratton says that the outcry over jaywalking tickets is overblown, but the numbers may tell a different story.

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.