Illinois senators have passed rules for the new, growing industry of “ride sharing” services, and they appear to be the strictest statewide regulations in the country so far.
D.C.'s Bike to Work Day festivities are expected to break records, and bike commuting in the District is on the rise. But advocates say bicyclists are undercounted, leading to a disproportionately low investment in the city's cycling infrastructure.
The changes come in response to a scathing report from federal regulators, which found that Metro-North had a “deficient safety culture” and emphasized on-time arrivals over safety and maintenance.
NYC's mayor is reining in the city's outer borough taxi program. Ten thousand gallons of crude oil burst from a pipeline and swamped streets in Los Angeles. E-bikes are emerging as a huge hazard in China. And: happy Bike to Work Day!
Arlington County officials say that when its new streetcar line is built out, it will provide the majority of transit trips in the area. But opponents say that's overstated -- and that the increasing cost doesn't justify the project.
Despite a presidential scolding, the House isn't exactly wading in to the transportation funding fray. The jitney business is booming in NJ. More children are killed in drunk driving wrecks in Texas than anywhere else in the U.S. And: a bourbon-filled steel train sculpture sold for $33.8 million.
Fatal crashes on commuter railroads are rare. But for people who work in transportation, deep exhaustion is common. “Two-thirds of the train operators and one-half of the pilots said they rarely get a good night’s sleep,” said one expert.
The MTA plans to add dozens of train trips to the L and M subway lines this fall, primarily because of explosive growth in the parts of North Brooklyn served by the lines.
With the White House projecting the Highway Trust Fund will run out of money this summer, President Barack Obama visited the Tappan Zee Bridge to press Congress for a solution.
President Obama will be talking infrastructure at the Tappan Zee Bridge today. Seattle's mayor is scrambling to prevent massive bus cuts. People feel better about driverless cars if they give the car a name. And: in the market for a transit-themed soap opera? Your search is over.
Officials have made changes to 96th Street and Broadway to make the intersection safer for pedestrians and drivers.
During a grueling, six-hour hearing, representatives of app-based transportation companies tried to convince D.C. City Council members — not to mention the city's even more skeptical taxi commissioner — that they did not need to be strictly regulated.
Check out the Swedish approach to traffic safety. The rail company involved in last summer's train explosion in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, is facing criminal charges. U.S. DOT head Anthony Foxx wants a four-year transpo bill. And: Pepsi turned a London bus stop into a mind-bending experience.
A fiery crash is sparking calls for more oversight of the hot air balloon industry. Drones are flying around in a "free for all." Queens might get dedicated bus lanes. Philly's on-train cameras are saving the city millions. And San Francisco's Bay Bridge is being dismantled piece by piece.
How do you take down a 77-year old bridge without using explosives? The same way it was built -- only this time, in reverse order.
Like so many venerable New York traditions, Metro North's bar car from Manhattan to Connecticut has gone the way of the Redbird.
Mayor de Blasio’s executive budget, released yesterday, puts some numbers to the Vision Zero plan. The fiscal details come after months of questions from the City Council and transit advocates, about how the city was going to pay for its commitment to eliminate traffic deaths by 2014.
California approved another leg of its high-speed rail project, but the cost went up by $1 billion. The Eurotunnel turned 20. Florida's new commuter rail line is hotter than the sun's corona. And: Houston's annual Art Car Parade is this weekend.
Portland, Oregon, had the most bike commuters – more than six percent. Which shouldn't surprise anyone who's watched Portlandia. And while more people are biking to work overall, most people still drive.
Bike share stations in Manhattan are predominantly used by men, while women prefer brownstone Brooklyn, the East Village and the Lower East Side.