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Select Bus Service Comes to 125th Street — Sort of

The busy corridor is now home to the city's seventh Select Bus Service route. But only part of the street got a painted bus-only lane.

Citi Bike Celebrates Anniversary With Cupcakes and Complaints

New York's bikeshare system turns one on May 27th. But after the bankruptcy of a key supplier, persistent software problems, and a stalled expansion, the path forward is far from clear.

Massimo Vignelli, Designer of Iconic NYC Subway Map, Dies

His version — colorful lines against a white background, only a nod to geography — was in use for much of the 1970s and lives on in the MTA's Weekender map.

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Penn Station wants to upgrade its retail tenants -- and its train arrivals board. Chicago's bike share set a one-day record. Sydney is lowering its speed limit. And: lack of transit may be behind Wisconsin's 'brain drain.'

Over 4,800 Drivers Caught Speeding in NYC -- In Two Days

A two-day crackdown on speeding in New York City has resulted in nearly five thousand tickets for drivers.

Jersey City Sues the Port Authority

Jersey City says the Port Authority is getting a sweetheart tax deal — and it's going to court to collect.

No Bus Lane On 16th Street Northwest Until 2016 At The Earliest

A dedicated bus lane on 16th Street Northwest would help S Line commuters to get work more quickly, but D.C.'s transportation department says the earliest that could happen is...2016.

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L.A.'s MTA voted to increase fares. U.S. airlines are now the world's most profitable. Baltimore's bike share program won't happen until the summer of 2015. And: Berlin lawmakers want gender equality for crosswalk signals.

NYPD Tickets for Dangerous Driving Up

For the third month in a row, tickets for the most dangerous moving violations are up citywide. But some precincts are lagging. 

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, Beartooth Pass Drivers

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and for much of the country that means warm weather, beaches, or barbecues. On one Montana highway, the holiday weekend means it's time to clear the 26-foot snow drifts.

As H Street Changes, Can Long-Time Residents Stay?

The new streetcars coming to D.C. are expected to bring billions in economic development, but residents who lived through the bad times might be priced out of staying through the good.

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G.M. is getting ready to put internet connectivity in its cars. L.A. is voting on fare increases. Sao Paulo bus drivers are on strike -- and the subway system is completely overwhelmed. And: a mama bear lifted her cub to safety off of a busy highway in Canada.

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Houston is paying for a new road with funds from its transit authority. D.C. is testing its new 7000 Series rail cars. L.A. got $2.1 billion in federal funding for the Purple Line. And: France is shaving down train platforms after ordering the wrong size rail cars.

LIRR One Step Closer to Strike

The mediation is nonbinding, but it potentially brings the nation's largest commuter railroad one step closer to a strike as early as July.

For D.C. Residents, Streetcar Return Will Pose Practical Challenges

It's been 52 years since streetcars last ran on D.C. streets, and city officials have been working to prepare residents, drivers, cyclists, and business owners for what life with trolley will look and feel like.

Speeders Beware: Crackdown Starts Wednesday

New York police are launching a 48-hour speed ticketing blitz, with fines from $90 to $600.

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Wisconsin must spend $13.5 million on transit to settle a highway lawsuit. Florida's SunRail is now open for revenue service. 167,000 small planes are still using leaded gasoline. Detroit is getting closer to a streetcar line. And: today is National Transit Call Congress Day.

Is Your City a Pedestrian Death Hotspot?

Between 2003 and 2012, more than 47,000 pedestrians were killed nationwide. Find out which cities are safer and why.

NYC Transit Workers Approve Contract

After two years of negotiations, the city's largest transit system and its largest union look to have finally settled a protracted contract dispute.

D.C. Metro to Take Control of Silver Line Next Week

After months of delay, the largest public transit project in the D.C. region could finally be zeroing in on an opening date.