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Friday, May 30, 2014 - 07:30 AM

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Vision Zero Package Clears City Council (link

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: MTA Bands Peregrine Falcon Chicks (link)

Streetcar Funding Slashed by D.C. Council (link

Feds: One Year of Car Crashes Costs the U.S. $871 Billion (link

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GM may have delayed another recall - not for the ignition switch problems in the news of late, but for a faulty brake light system. The company recalled some 8,000 Pontiac G6 cars in 2009, but waited five years to recall another 2 million vehicles (AP

And that's not the only problem for General Motors. Self-driving cars could become a "serious competitive threat" to GM, a company executive said. But he also said Google's prototype is "kind of cool." (The Verge

A second diver has died attempting to find missing victims of the South Korean ferry disaster. (Reuters)

New York's 7 train expansion was held up by "an ambitious plan, the vagaries of an Italian summer, an unusual funding model and a complex elevator design." Not just complex: diagonal. (NY Times

Breathing room for Long Island Railroad commuters: no strike until September, at the earliest. (NY Post

A man died after being hit by an Amtrak train in Upper Manhattan Thursday afternoon. (AM NY

Meet the "sturgeon surgeon," the biologist tracking the impact of the Tappan Zee bridge rehab on local fish populations. (NY Times)

Planning a trip to Europe this summer? First of all, lucky you. Second, here's how to not enrage subway riders on your tourist jaunt. Like in London, where if you stand on the wrong side of the escalator, people "are probably mentally running you through with a samurai sword." (CityLab

Atlanta police arrested a man in connection with an attack on two transgendered women on a MARTA train last week. (Project Q Atlanta

Too obsessed with your smartphone to keep your eyes on the sidewalk? Well, there's an app for that. (Information Week

Planes fly. But they have to get to the airport somehow, right? Turns out people have been snapping shots of planes on roads for decades. (io9

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