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After five years and $11 billion, the U.S. isn't much closer to a high-speed rail system. Republicans see Uber as a way to woo the younger demographic. Honolulu is shutting down bus service in advance of the upcoming hurricane. And: pro tips for staying cool on summer bike rides.

NYC Airports on Record Pace

The NYC region's five airports set an all-time record for passenger traffic in the first half of this year.

Cab Pass You By Because Of Your Race? D.C. Streamlines Complaint Process

D.C. officials say they've made it easier to report taxicabs that discriminate against potential riders based on race.

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Bedbugs were found on three New York City subway cars. Private investors are warming up to California's high-speed rail project. A bus driver involved in yesterday's Times Square crash was arrested. And: when a passenger in Perth became trapped, fellow commuters pushed the train to free him.

LIRR Disability Fraud Could Happen Again, Says GAO Report

Six years after an investigation revealed rampant fraud among retired Long Island Rail Road workers, a new study says federal safeguards aren't in place to prevent it from happening again.

Streetcars Run Into Problems As Operator Training Begins On H Street

Streetcars rolled down H Street NE Monday for the first time in decades, but testing revealed the kinds of issues it will face when it's up and running — and must share the street with other vehicles.

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The new House Majority Leader has California's high-speed rail system in his crosshairs. The transportation kinks are still being ironed out of the 49ers new stadium. Long Island Rail Road engineers don't have a contract. And: why yes, there is a Game of Thrones subway map.

Want to Increase Transit Usage? Ditch Free Parking, Says Study

When employers offer free parking, workers are more likely to ditch the bus, train, or bicycle and hop into their cars.

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Due to a miscommunication, an Acela train left Penn Station without its passengers. D.C. will begin training streetcar operators this week. The G.M. ignition switch fund has begun accepting claims. And: Boston's transit police are gently tweeting etiquette lessons.

Broadway Speed Limit Down to 25

From Columbus Circle to West 220th Street, the speed limit will be 25 mph instead of 30.

The Park Avenue Tunnel Will Ring With the Sound of...Crustaceans

The Summer Streets installation was recorded in Russia, Thailand, Iceland and around the world.

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The Senate passed a highway trust fund bill. Learning to drive in Manhattan is...interesting. Panasonic signed on to help Tesla build its Gigafactory. And: the driverless cars of the future will still require insurance.

More Than Half of Citi Bike's Early Members Did Not Renew

A WNYC analysis of Citi Bike data suggests that almost 30,000 of the system’s first users haven't renewed. So what's the problem?

Just How Bad Is Metro's Blue Line?

Now the Silver Line is open, there's more competition for space in one train tunnel under the Potomac.

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Truck crashes are on the rise. Ambulances could benefit from a redesign. The Port Authority will use a fence try to prevent suicides off the George Washington Bridge. And: it's so hot in Moscow right now that airplane tires are sinking into the tarmac.

Congratulations, C Train. You’re Not the City’s Worst Subway Anymore

According to the annual State of the Subways poll, that dubious honor goes to the #2 train, which had longer-than-average waits between trains and more frequent breakdowns. And did we mention crowding?

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The Senate passed a Highway Trust Fund bill designed to annoy House Republicans. Transit agencies are getting into the real estate business. New Jersey just can't quit its jughandles. And: want to watch a shark attack people on a subway car? Tonight's your night.

These Are 10 of the People Killed by Cars in NYC This Year

Here are the stories of 10 people who have died in car crashes in 2014 — 10 of the 138 killed on New York City streets. They are children and seniors, New Yorkers and visitors, drivers, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians.

Port Authority Pays $300K Bridgegate Legal Bill

Your tolls at work:  It’s cost $301,003 so far for top legal talent to represent Port Authority of New York and New Jersey staffers involved in the Bridgegate scandal.

Equinox CEO on Citi Bike: I Can Confirm We're In Negotiations

While it's been widely reported that REQX Ventures is in talks to acquire a majority stake in Citi Bike, it's been difficult to get anyone involved in the negotiations to talk on the record about it. Until now.