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What Does Maryland's New Governor Mean for the Future of the Purple Line?

The Republican businessman who won Tuesday's Maryland gubernatorial election might not squash the transit project as many assume.

If NYC Fixed This Intersection, Why Do People Keep Dying There?

A WNYC analysis shows that the most common location for NYC pedestrians to die is in a crosswalk with the light.

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Voters passed transportation ballot initiatives in several states. The CEO of Uber has big plans. And: a map of where the (expensive) bike thefts are reported in Manhattan.

What It Takes to Get a Speed Camera in D.C.

Residents of one D.C neighborhood finally got a speed camera installed at a busy intersection, but they say the process is too difficult and time-consuming — and won't fix the problem.

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Today's election will not only decide the future composition of Congress, but big transportation issues in states across the country.

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The U.N. released a dire report about greenhouse gas emissions. Halloween is grisly for pedestrians. And: that no-fly zone in Ferguson this summer was set up to keep media out.

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1,249 passengers have had enhanced Ebola screening at 5 U.S. airports. N.J. stays mum about crude oil rail shipments. And: a dismal NYC subway station is getting a one-day makeover.

Giant Bit Drills Subway Car

The construction drill bit pierced the ceiling of a subway tunnel in Queens, coming into contact with an occupied train a short distance away from a station platform.

At a Corner With New Safety Measures, Another Death-By-Bus

After a bus killed a 23-year-old woman at a Queens intersection, the DOT redesigned the streets for better safety. And now, a bus has killed a man at the same spot.

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Canada is stepping up oil shipment safeguards. Democratic districts won more federal transportation grants. A Celtic rode Boston's T. And the real star of the World Series? Chevy guy.

Ridesharing Legislation Passes D.C. Council Over Protests Of Cabbies, Teamsters

Uber is not going anywhere. That was the message from the D.C. Council, which voted 12-1 to legalize and regulate ridesharing apps like UberX, Lyft and Sidecar.

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Citi Bike expands, slowly. Chicago bridges will close for tightrope walking. The hunt for Uber's unicorn. And, a street harassment journey through New York City. 

Citi Bike Saved

New York City's troubled blue bike share system has a white knight. That means more bikes, more neighborhoods—and a higher cost of membership.

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The NTSB will releases the likely causes behind five recent Metro-North incidents today. Also coming up today: big Citi Bike news. And: photos from the 110th anniversary of NYC's subway.

It's Official: NYC Speed Limit Dropping to 25

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation Monday lowering the speed on most city streets from 30 miles an hour to 25, starting November 7.

Fulton Center To Open Next Month

The Grand Central of downtown will open to passengers in November, providing a light-infused entrance to nine separate subway lines in Lower Manhattan.

Are The Roads Becoming More Dangerous For Bike Riders?

The number of bicyclists killed in crashes with cars is on the rise, according to a new report, reversing a downward trend going back three decades. But is it actually more dangerous?

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A 50-year flight attendant looks back. A Citi Bike gets doubled-up. People still don't like the TSA. And Philly transit workers move closer to a strike.

In Case of Hurricane, Take the R or the G Lines to Work

Two years after Sandy, the MTA's sealed two subway tunnels under the East River (at least theoretically), but has lots of other work to do.

Amid Funding Fight, D.C. Cuts Streetcar System From 22 To 8 Miles

D.C. officials said a conflict with the D.C. Council over funding would likely cut the planned 22-mile system by more than half.