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A spacecraft completed a four-billion-mile trip. Truckers may be pressured to drive sleepy. Motorcycles are key to health care in Malawi. And a beagle helps return items left on planes.

NYC Could Ban Texting While Biking

Councilman Mark Treyger said the city needs to do more to prevent reckless bicycling if it really wants to get to eliminate traffic accidents.

Paperwork Holding Up D.C.'s Streetcar

It's unclear precisely when streetcars will begin running along H Street NE in D.C., but sources say that issues with paperwork may be pushing back the start date.

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The U.S. and China reached a deal to combat climate change. NYC may ban texting while cycling. And: D.C. is tying a drop in transit ridership to an uneven commuter tax benefit.

NYC DOT Commissioner "Surprised" DMV Dropped Tickets Against Driver Who Killed Queens Toddler

New York City's normally guarded transportation commissioner had some pointed comments about the DMV's dismissal of tickets against a driver who had killed a three-year old girl.

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Chicago's Pink Line is "a social experiment in color." Dallas is fast-tracking downtown transit plans. And: the NYC DOT commissioner talks about the city's new speed limit.

MTA Opens 'Magical' Fulton Center Transit Hub

Officials cut the ribbon at the soaring new station in lower Manhattan on Sunday ahead of its public debut on Monday.

Cyclists Pressure D.C. Council To Change Crash Law, But Passage Uncertain

A legislative effort to help pedestrians and bicyclists injured in D.C. traffic crashes seek compensation for their injuries has been postponed.

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An airbag manufacturer may have known of deadly risks a year ago. Rockaway ferry supporters are not happy service has ended. And: jet fuel costs are down, but don't expect a fare war.

NYC's New Speed Limit: Your Questions, Answered

A major plank of Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero initiative is going into effect. Here's what you need to know.

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A new headset can help blind people navigate cities. Changes are coming to the Congressional Transportation Committee. And climate change could mean a high line for cars. 

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.