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Citi Bike 2.0

Monday, March 30, 2015

The new head of New York's bike share company didn't mince words: “Things were broken when we came in.” Now, he said Citi Bike is tackling some of the system's biggest problems.
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Transportation Nation

Citi Bike's Parent Company Changes Name

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Alta Bicycle Share not only has new ownership, but a new name. Effective immediately, the company is now known as Motivate.
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Transportation Nation

Citi Bike's 'Shoddy' Management Left Riders In the Lurch: Audit

Friday, December 12, 2014

A new audit confirms what most New York City bike share users have already experienced: the system suffered from bad management. But officials say better days are ahead.
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Transportation Nation

Citi Bike Saved

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New York City's troubled blue bike share system has a white knight. That means more bikes, more neighborhoods—and a higher cost of membership.
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Transportation Nation

Citi Bike Deal Delayed, But Expansion Slated for Next Year

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

While fending off questions about a delay in a deal to bailout Citi Bike, the city's transportation commissioner let herself be pinned down on one point: the system will expand in 2015.
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Transportation Nation

Citi Bike Workers Get the Go-Ahead on Union Push

Thursday, August 21, 2014

After a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board, workers at the bikeshare company could vote within weeks to form a union. 
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Saving Citi Bike

Monday, August 04, 2014

Final talks are underway on a deal to expand NYC's bikeshare program, Citi Bike, to new neighborhoods and to a new, higher membership fee. Kate Hinds, WNYC transportation reporter, shares the details.

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More Than Half of Citi Bike's Early Members Did Not Renew

Friday, August 01, 2014

A WNYC analysis of Citi Bike data suggests that almost 30,000 of the system’s first users haven't renewed. So what's the problem?

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Transportation Nation

Equinox CEO on Citi Bike: I Can Confirm We're In Negotiations

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

While it's been widely reported that REQX Ventures is in talks to acquire a majority stake in Citi Bike, it's been difficult to get anyone involved in the negotiations to talk on the record about it. Until now.

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Transportation Nation

Citi Bike Celebrates Anniversary With Cupcakes and Complaints

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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.

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Transportation Nation

Tax Break for Bike Share?

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Commute to work via bike share? Hold onto your receipts: one U.S. Senator wants bike share to be a tax-deductible expense.

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Transportation Nation

Head of Citi Bike Resigns

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WNYC

The head of New York City's bike share program is stepping down.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Could Citi Bike Go Broke?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

After months and months of rosy reports about ridership, reports last week show that Citi Bike is actually in big financial trouble. How did this happen? Kate Hinds, WNYC transportation reporter, and Andrea Bernstein, WNYC metro reporter and editor, discuss the numbers and how Citi Bike could be saved.

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Transportation Nation

Citi Bike's Winter of Discontent

Friday, March 21, 2014

WNYC

Spring has arrived — and with it, the high season for New York City's bike share program. With nearly 100,000 annual members, its popularity has exceeded estimates. But the program is still in a financial hole.

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Transportation Nation

When Will New York's Bike Share Expand? "Not Ready to Say Yet."

Friday, February 21, 2014

Towards the end of his recent interview with NYC's new transportation commissioner, Brian Lehrer asked the question that Citi Bike's 96,000+ members all want to know: when will the system expand? Here was her response, in full.

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Transportation Nation

"It's Hard to Say" if U.S. Bike Share Systems Will Survive Bixi's Bankruptcy -- Reporter

Friday, January 24, 2014

WNYC

Earlier this week, Montreal's Bixi bike share program filed for bankruptcy. Now, a reporter closely following that company's sorry financial history says that could have implications for the Bixi-designed software used by many bike share systems in the U.S.

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Transportation Nation

Bankruptcy of Bike Share Company Will Not Immediately Affect Systems in U.S. Cities

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

WAMU

Montreal's bike share company, which also supplies equipment and technology to the largest bike share systems in the U.S., has filed for bankruptcy—but transportation officials in the U.S. say that won't have any immediate impact on operations.

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Transportation Nation

Polar Vortex Be Damned — New Yorkers Will Still Citi Bike

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

New York's bike share program is experiencing its first winter, and even though ridership is dipping with the temperatures, Citi Bikers are riding anyway.

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Transportation Nation

Exit Interview: Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan

Friday, December 27, 2013

WNYC

The controversial outgoing commissioner of the Department of Transportation—who brought pedestrian plazas and Citibikes to NYC—says before she arrived, the city streets couldn't meet the demands placed on them. 

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Transportation Nation

The Weather Outside is Frightful*, But the Bike Share Deals are Delightful

Monday, November 18, 2013

New York's bike share system is closing in on 100,000 annual members -- but the dark, cold winter months are closing in. So to keep bikers biking, the system is offering some enticements.

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