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Old Railcars Slow Down Metro Progress

Metro’s fleet of aging trains — scheduled for replacement over the next several years — continues to bedevil commuters, risking Metro’s message that things actually are getting better halfway through a six-year, $5 billion rebuilding effort.

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The holiday is over for Congress, which must deal with the soon-to-be-broke Highway Trust Fund. Chicago's transit system is overcharging teens. British tourists set a new record for visiting all 468 NYC subway stations. And: is Arlington County the suburb of the future?

Citi Bike Bailout Not Till End of Summer

The city's financially beleaguered bike share system is being bailed out by the same company that owns a chain of gyms.

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Freight-hopping meets the smartphone age. NASA may get to Mars yet. Federal regulators step in to LIRR negotiations. And if you're hitting the road, we have your road trip playlist.

Hit the Road: Transportation Tunes for Your Long Weekend

Take a midnight train. Get on your bike. Rollerskate. Whatever your mode of transport, we’ve got you covered with jams for your long weekend voyages

Federal Mediators Now Trying to Avert LIRR Strike

The National Mediation Board is now trying to resolve the ongoing contract dispute — and avoid a LIRR strike, which could come as soon as July 20th.  

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Countdown timers may be causing crashes. The Highway Trust Fund is on the brink. Gas-guzzlers will pay more to park in Madrid. Virginia cyclists get some breathing room. And finally, gorgeous dollar van route maps.

Sidewalk Closed: Group Says D.C. Not Focused Enough On Pedestrian Safety

Some D.C. residents are banding together to try to pressure the District to tackle pedestrian safety.

'Las Bicicletas' Hit NYC Streets

Large metal bike sculptures will start popping up in New York City on Wednesday. It's a public art installation that first premiered in Mexico City — and the artist hopes it will encourage more people to take up riding.

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President Obama will call for eliminating corporate tax breaks to replenish the Highway Trust Fund. Transit fares are going up today in several cities. G.M. has now recalled 28 million vehicles. And: check out the SEFT-1, a car built by two Mexican artists to explore that country's abandoned railroads.

NYC Council Eyes Transit Tax Benefit for Commuters

A bill before the City Council would require companies with more than 20 workers to offer commuter transit benefits, letting employees set aside pre-tax dollars to spend on MetroCards and other travel costs.

Don't Change Alternate Side Parking Rules, Says NYC Department of Sanitation

 A bill before City Council would allow drivers to move their cars back as soon as the sweeper has passed, rather than waiting for the whole 90-minute window to end.  But the Department of Sanitation says even with GPS on sweepers, the idea is unworkable.

AAA Lashes Out Against D.C. Congestion Plan

The AAA is vehemently opposed to a plan that improves walking, biking, and transit in the D.C. region because it "ratchets up the District's hostility to motorists to a fevered pitch."

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If past international sporting events are any guide, Brazil's World Cup stadiums are going to be money suckers. An emergency exit slide inflated during a United flight. And: some Uber drivers may have figured out how to get around background checks.

MTA Bus Service Changes Sunday

Four years after the MTA slashed service on dozens of bus routes to close a budget gap, some of it is on the comeback trail. Here's what's new, what's returned, and what's being extended.

Meeting Between MTA and LIRR Workers Yields Nothing but More Bad Feelings, Finger Pointing

A MTA-scheduled meeting that the LIRR unions had threatened to boycott did indeed happen Friday — but without any resolution to the ongoing contract dispute.

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The committee investigating Bridgegate wants more sworn testimony. L.A. approved a rail-to-airport connection. Hyundai made a car that can detect speed cameras. And: the solitary life of the blimp pilot: great views, but one must pee in a bottle.

Meet the MTA's Reinvention Committee

A former U.S. DOT secretary will be co-chairing a group tasked with preparing New York City's transit system for the ravages of climate change — and the city's changing demographics.

City's Most Subsidized Transportation, Rockaway Ferry, Extended Through October

Commuters from the Rockaways who've come to rely on the daily ferry service between Rockaway Beach and Lower Manhattan have been given another lifeline.

Cabbies Snarl Traffic In Downtown D.C. To Protest Rideshare

Several hundred horn-honking D.C. taxicabs descended upon downtown Washington to protest what they view as unfair competition from unregulated, on-demand ridesharing services.