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De Blasio Picks Trottenberg to be NYC Transportation Commissioner

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

WNYC

The city’s new commissioner of the Department of Transportation is Polly Trottenberg, whom Mayor-elect de Blasio called "a true and patriotic New Yorker" while announcing her appointment at a press conference on Tuesday.

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Transportation Nation

Meet Anthony Foxx, Young Transit-Loving Mayor, Employed by Bus Company, Tapped as U.S. Transpo Secretary

Monday, April 29, 2013

WNYC

President Barack Obama's choice as the next head of the U.S Department of Transportation is a young urban mayor with a short track record and a fondness for transit.

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WNYC News

Bike Share, Parking Take Center Stage at Council Hearing

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Upper West Side of Manhattan won’t get bike share until June 2013. That’s according to New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, in testimony before the New York City Council Tuesday.

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City Council Asks for Quicker Fix for Sinkholes

Monday, April 02, 2012

The upside to this year’s mild winter in New York City is that fewer potholes need to be fixed. But the downside is that it’s still taking too long to fix other problems, according to some City Council members.  

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New Jersey News

Rutgers Lands Federal Transportation Grant

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Rutgers University has scored a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The school's Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) was one of 22 institutions to get the federal grants this year.

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WNYC News

Grand Army Plaza’s Transformation Complete

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

A $1.5 million overhaul of Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza has been completed. The Department of Transportation added more walkways, bike lanes, and street dividers in order to make what was once the most dangerous intersection of the city safer.

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WNYC News

The City Wants To Help You Take A Load Off

Sunday, November 06, 2011

WNYC

New York is known as the city that never sleeps — but what about when you need to stop and rest or simply enjoy the view?

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WNYC News

Residential Parking Permits Get Nod from Council Committee

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

An Albany bill that would allow the city to establish on-street parking permits for neighborhood residents has won the support of the City Council's transportation committee.

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The Takeaway

Tracking Long-Distance Truckers

Thursday, April 21, 2011

WNYC's Transportation Nation recently discovered that the U.S. Department of Transportation has proposed a new rule for long-distance truck drivers. It would require truckers to install a device to monitor the number of hours they drive per day. DOT regulations state that truckers cannot work more than fourteen hours per day — and they can only drive eleven of those fourteen hours. Advocates of the digital monitor worry that drivers violate these rules and simply lie in their handwritten logs. But most long-distance truckers aren't too happy with the new DOT proposition. Harley Helms, long-distance truck driver and Takeaway listener, has had a such a device installed by his employer. He joins us with his take on digital monitors.

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WNYC News

Street Sweep: City Steps Up Efforts to Fill Potholes

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New York City's effort to fill potholes following a brutal winter is getting a boost from Mayor Michael Bloomberg's $2 million for street repair.

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The Takeaway

Flying the Expensive Skies, Airlines Face Government Scrutiny for Hidden Fees

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Airline fees are high enough, but do you really know how much you are paying for your plane ticket? Consider the amount you charge on your credit card when you purchase your tickets, plus the extra fees you pay to check your luggage or get that extra leg room or window seat. Those kinds of costs alone raked in an addition $8 billion in 2008 and 2009 for airlines, according to the Government Accountability Office.

Now airlines are facing mounting scrutiny from the Obama administration and Congress. And soon new guidelines may be put in place by the GAO.

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The Takeaway

Fighting Against Distracted Driving, LaHood Gets Lobbyists Off His Back

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Yesterday, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood criticized a Washington lobbying firm that was drumming up opposition to his distracted driving campaign. The Seward Square Group created the DRIVE coalition to promote driver education as an alternative to LaHood's proposal, which would lead to poor sales for mobile devices (they even went after Oprah).

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