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Americans would pay more gas tax to fund transportation. And they might have to, since resolution on the Highway Trust Fund remains elusive. The first commercial drone flight got a thumbs up. And an enormous rope sculpture is being removed from a San Francisco BART station.

Court Gives Green Light to Accessible Taxis

It’s official: half of New York’s yellow cabs will be wheelchair-accessible by 2020, and a 30-cent surcharge is going to pay for it.

Judge: Taxi of Tomorrow Is Legal

An appeals court ruled that the city's plan to have a fleet composed entirely of Nissan vans can move forward.

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Detroit automakers have pledged $26 million to city pensions and the local art museum. A SEPTA strike could happen this weekend. A carriage horse briefly tasted freedom in Manhattan. The original "Miss Subways" has died. And: Hong Kong filmgoers get a texting-while-driving surprise.

800 Green Taxis Fined for Taking Manhattan Passengers

The meters in green cabs automatically shut off outside their designated zone, and their lights dim, but some drivers are still soliciting fares.

Ghost Train No More: G Train Service Increases in NYC

One of NYC's fastest-growing subway lines just got a service bump: the MTA is now running G trains every eight minutes. 

Driver in Fatal NJ Crash Lacked Sleep, Complaint Alleges

The Wal-Mart truck driver accused of causing a crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that critically injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian had not slept for more than 24 hours.

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The Sao Paolo subway strike continues. Federal regulators can't stay on top of bus company safety violations. NYC bike shop owners blame Citi Bike for declining business. Getting home from the Belmont Saturday was...interesting. And: a classic California license plate is making a comeback.

Rideshare vs. Taxicabs: The Inside Story from Chicago

As Chicago moves to legalize ridesharing, the question remains: Should they follow the same rules of the road as taxis? WBEZ spent a day with a cabbie, and a night with a rideshare driver to find out

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G.M.'s internal investigation found "a pattern of incompetence." The Great San Francisco Transit Sickout of 2014 is over. SEPTA workers have voted to authorize a strike. And: we're going to need a bigger Citi Bike, now that NYC's bike share has a cameo in "Sharknado 2."

More Americans Are Moving for Short Commutes

Five percent of Americans who moved between 2012 and 2013 did so to make their commute easier.

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G.M. releases the findings of an internal recall probe today, and "the report will be painful." São Paulo subway workers are striking...one week before the World Cup kickoff. Giant piles of dirt may be the reason a Delaware bridge is tilting. And: an iconic Brooklyn sign could be coming down.

New York City Hits 100 Traffic Deaths This Year

WNYC has been closely tracking traffic deaths in 2014 by exhaustively surveying multiple data sets. City tallies of traffic fatalities are significantly lower than our numbers.

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San Francisco's transit sickout could ease up today. Philadelphia will begin piloting all-night SEPTA service. D.C.'s bike share is slapping down DIY child seats. The eternal Citi Bike docking struggle, captured on film. And: how NYC defeated subway graffiti in the 1980s, train by train and line by line.

All Your NYC Traffic Safety Questions Answered

We answered your questions on Vision Zero, pedestrian safety, wearing headphones while riding a bike and what we're learning about traffic deaths across the city.

Ask Transportation Nation Anything - on Reddit Now

Transportation Nation's Kat Aaron and WNYC Data News producer Jenny Ye are doing a reddit AMA ("Ask Me Anything") today at 11 a.m. ET on when and why traffic deaths happen in NYC.

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San Francisco transit workers are staging a sickout. A Queens-bound #7 train mysteriously filled with smoke. Our country's vehicle recall system is facing some challenges. And: the FAA may allow filmmakers to fly drones.

Bus Drivers Train to Avoid Collisions — But Does it Work?

The MTA's new hires start with a 10-day training period behind the wheel with an instructor. After that, trainees spend four weeks driving an actual route with an experienced driver watching over them. Is it enough?

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Rio de Janeiro's bus rapid transit system is open for business. The co-owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer was killed in a plane crash. New York's MTA was fined $2,000 in the 2009 death of a worker. A volcanic ash cloud is disrupting air travel in Australia. And: Mariah Carey, straphanger.

How Many Deaths Does It Take to Redesign an Intersection?

A 25-lane Queens intersection had already claimed one life before 23-year-old Ella Bandes died there last year.