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MTA Megaprojects: Behind Schedule and Over Budget

The revamped Fulton Transit Center, which was supposed to open this Thursday, now...won't. And that's not the only MTA megaproject that's behind schedule.

Metro Sets Official Start Date For Silver Line: July 26

After months of delays and contractor problems, the Silver Line finally has an opening date.

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A faulty rail was apparently not the cause of the May subway derailment in Queens. New Jersey's bike share program is delayed. Millions of cars are being recalled due to airbags. And: San Francisco will start operating a bus shower for the homeless.

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Some people involved with Bridgegate could be facing indictment. A Cincinnati sinkhole almost swallowed a city bus. L.A. may replace concrete sidewalks with rubber ones. And: vintage Checkers descend upon Brooklyn today.

Speed Limit Bill Passes Both Houses; Awaits Cuomo's Signature

Both houses of the New York State Legislature have voted to give New York City the authority to lower its speed limit to 25 miles per hour.

Vehicles To Yield (Slightly) on NYC Streets This Summer

Oceanic sounds in the Park Avenue Tunnel and a car-free Central Park herald the return of summer.

Two More NYC Subway Lines To Get Scrutinized

The MTA is reviewing the A and the C lines. But while there's good reason to believe the study will lead to service improvements, the agency is also trying to manage expectations.

Arlington Streetcars Won't Go To Referendum. Now What?

Both sides in the battle over Arlington County's proposed streetcar lines are weighing in on a big decision by the county board.

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Pedestrians in one Connecticut city can carry yellow flags across one street. The entire NYC subway system came to a brief halt Wednesday. Trains carrying oil are crashing, exploding and spilling in record numbers. And: a video tribute to subway dancers.

Ball's In Albany's Court on Speed Limit Bill

The speed limit bill before the New York Senate was expected to come to a vote Thursday -- but a top Republican is casting doubt on whether he'll let that happen.

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California's high-speed rail project scored a budget win. It's week two of the French rail strike, and it's getting ugly. Thousands of ducks blocked a street in Thailand. And: the people of Houston like the new Red Line.

Silver Line Commuters, Start Your Engines

Now that an opening date for the Silver Line is within sight — even if Metro remains tight-lipped as to when it might be — transit officials want commuters to know they should take a bus, not their cars, to the train.

NYC Precincts Stepping Up Ticketing For Dangerous Driving

Ticketing was up in most precincts for the six major categories WNYC has been tracking: using a cell phone while driving, disobeying a sign, failing to stop at a signal, making an improper turn, not giving the right of way to a pedestrian, and speeding.

NYC DOT: Public Plazas Should Be Everywhere — Not Just Manhattan

New York City's transportation commissioner said she wants to make sure street transformations like bike lanes and pedestrian plazas make it to all five boroughs — not just Manhattan.

Speed Limit Bill Alive in Albany

With just two days to go before the New York State legislative session ends, Senator Jeffrey Klein has introduced a bill giving cities the authority to lower their speed limits.

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GM recalls another 3.4 million vehicles. Boston train drivers can't keep phones in their pockets or bags while on duty. Delaware's bridge woes are rippling up and down the East Coast. And Bay Area train technicians won the "transit industry’s version of the NBA Finals." 

Metro In 'Final Stretch' Before Silver Line Service Starts

D.C.'s transit agency says it will announce the start date of Silver Line service to Tysons Corner and Reston one week from today. "We are in the final stretch," said Metro's general manager.

No, C Train Riders, You Are Not Getting New Subway Cars

No, it's not a heat-induced hallucination: that really is a newer-model C train rumbling down the tracks. But, like the summer months, it's fleeting.

Traffic Tickets Up Again in NYC

By this time last year, the New York Police Department had issued just under 6,000 tickets for failing to yield to pedestrians. This year: almost 15,000.

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Philadelphia's transit strike is over, but France's rail strike is dragging on. Russia cut off gas to the Ukraine. San Francisco's Central Subway reached a tunneling milestone. And: check out a video of the singing NYC subway motorman.