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All D.C. Taxis May Soon Support E-Hailing

The D.C. Taxicab Commission is floating a proposal that would require the city's 7,000 taxicabs to do what has made Uber so popular: use an app that allows riders to e-hail them.

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Seattle now has bike share. Sri Lanka is reopening a war-torn train line. Meet the man the NY Post is calling a 'subterranean seducer.' And: should oil be less flammable?

200 People Have Been Killed in Traffic Crashes in NYC This Year

An elderly woman was struck by a jeep on Canal Street early Tuesday morning. So far, half the people killed in traffic collisions this year have been pedestrians. 

MTA Chief: Metro-North Staff Overworked and Fatigued

MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast told NTSB investigators that traffic control staff worked without a day off for weeks.

Ban Cars? Debate Intensifies Over Traffic Safety In Central Park

After two pedestrian deaths on the park's loop road, ideas range from a car ban to flashing lights in crosswalks.

Despite Investments, Dulles Airport Sees Drop In Passengers

More travelers are opting for Reagan National Airport over Dulles Airport, and local officials say that Congress is partly to blame.

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A woman gave birth in a NYC taxi. Golden Gate bus drivers voted to strike. And a reminder: don't joke about having Ebola while sitting on a plane.

Honk If You're Angry About Ridesharing: D.C. Cabbies Stage Protest

Hundreds of D.C. taxicabs took part in a massive demonstration against Uber, protesting what they say is unfair competition from rideshare apps.

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As freight trains move more oil, Amtrak — & trains carrying consumer goods — are delayed. L.A. is going after apps that sell parking meter time. And: a trippy video of new London trains.

NJ Transit Rail Commuters Face Challenges Above and Below Ground

Commuters are starting to worry about a future of tunnel closures. But a precarious, 104-year-old rail bridge could also cause problems.

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Lower speeds limits are coming to New York Streets. Ebola screening at airports is "problematic." And rideshare apps may be the answer to taxi discrimination.

Drivers Who Crash Are Ticketed Less In Manhattan

Police are less likely to ticket drivers who crash in Manhattan than in other boroughs. Citywide, less than 6 percent of all traffic crashes result in a citation.

NYC's Speed Limit Set to Drop to 25 MPH

In a move safe streets advocates and elected officials are hailing as historic, New York City's speed limit is now set to change for the first time since 1964.

New York Governor Says MTA's $15 Billion Budget Gap Is Part of the "Dance"

Cuomo is characterizing a yawning gap in the MTA's five-year capital project plan by dismissing it as part of the budgetary process.

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An Arizona highway may file metric system road signs under 'failed experiments.' Seattle's transit agency cut 28 bus routes. And: a new NYC law would require tax breaks for transit.

After a Fatal Crash, the Grief Holds On

Lizi Rahman's son Asif was killed by a truck on Queens Boulevard in 2008. When people are killed by cars, the death can create a unique kind of grief. 

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Facebook bus drivers seek to form a union. Virginia bus commuters get a break from Beltway traffic. Milwaukee cyclists ride a little easier. And, world peace foiled by the Gulf Stream. 

NTSB Releases Details, Not Cause, of Deadly Metro-North Derailment

Blood stained the seats, floors and doors of several commuter rail cars after a derailment that killed four people in the Bronx in 2013, the NTSB reported Friday.

State Review Board Nixes MTA Capital Program

A veto is the latest blockade facing the 2015-2019 infrastructure plan after it was revealed the program is facing a $15.2 billion funding deficit.

New Hudson Tunnel: Show Me the Money

We've all had a few days to digest the news the region may need to immediately begin work on plans to build a new trans-Hudson rail tunnel. Now comes the fun part: paying for it.