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Pedestrian Deaths Drop Nationally (link)

Finally, a Guide to NYC's Honorary Street Names (link)

NYPD Commissioner to Ride the Rails in the Wee Hours (link)


Delays are up big-time on NYC's subways, in part because of the cold weather and overcrowding. (AM NY)

Houston will start closing some streets to cars on the first Sunday of every month. (KUHF)

In an effort to stem an increase in pedestrian deaths, San Francisco will be drilling down on dangerous intersections. Also up for the board of supervisors: voting on whether or not to make Vision Zero a city ordinance. (SF Examiner)

AAA is getting appropriately nervous about technology in cars. (MarketWatch)

The price tag to build Maryland's Purple Line light rail line has almost doubled. (WaPo)

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Police in one Manhattan neighborhood are targeting double-parked cars in an effort to make the streets safer for pedestrians, because "we've found a correlation between double-parking and collisions." (DNA Info)

That gleaming new PATH platform at the World Trade Center is marred by "clunky fixtures and some rough workmanships." (NYT)

The losing bidder for Massachusetts' commuter rail contract is going to court to stop the winner from taking over, citing favoritism. (Globe)

Meanwhile, that winner -- Keolis -- is facing its own problems in Maryland, due to its parent company's involvement in the Holocaust. (WBUR)

A tech-savvy bakery in Flushing hung a sign in its window displaying real-time bus arrival information. "If they see the bus is 12 stops away, they can come into the store and grab a cup of coffee," says the owner. (WPIX11)

There's a foot of ice on the Hudson River? Sounds like a good time to go ice yachting! (WNYC)