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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Rush to join China-led bank embarrasses Washington

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Rush to join China-led bank embarrasses Washington

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99% Invisible

158- Sandhogs

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Eighty years ago, New York City needed another tunnel under the Hudson River. The Holland Tunnel and the George Washington Bridge could no longer handle the mounting traffic between New Jersey and Manhattan. Thus began construction of the Lincoln Tunnel.

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WNYC News

Big Plans and Trade-Offs in NY Budget

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The $141 billion plan funds education reforms, economic development and infrastructure, but critics say those initiatives come at the expense of others. 

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WNYC News

Cuomo to Call for an AirTrain to LaGuardia

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Gov. Cuomo told a business group he’ll propose a train link to LaGuardia, an overhaul of airports, and improvements to the MTA, roads and bridges.

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WNYC News

When It Comes to Red Light Cameras, NJ's Numbers Don't Add Up

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Red light cameras across New Jersey have gone dark for now. Local officials across the state want to bring them back, but Trenton's past fumbling of the program could doom its future.

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WNYC News

A Rare Visit to One of New York's Abandoned Islands

Thursday, October 16, 2014

If you want to see what the city would look like if we packed up and left today, there’s no better place than North Brother Island.

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99% Invisible

136- Lights Out

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

On July 13th, 1977, lightning struck an electricity transmission line in New York City, causing the line's automatic circuit breaker to kick in. The electricity from the affected line was diverted to another line.

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Transportation Nation

Despite Investments, Dulles Airport Sees Drop In Passengers

Friday, October 10, 2014

More travelers are opting for Reagan National Airport over Dulles Airport, and local officials say that Congress is partly to blame.
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Transportation Nation

First Look: The MTA's 2015-2019 Capital Program

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway, a contactless fare payment system, and Metro-North trains into Penn Station: it's all part of the MTA's proposed new five-year capital plan.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Here's Why Thousands of Sandy-Damaged Homes Still Haven't Been Rebuilt

Monday, September 08, 2014

The city's post-Sandy Build it Back program, has been bogged down with red tape for years. What will it take to get homeowners finally back on track?

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Money Talking

Four Business Issues Congress Could Tackle This Fall

Friday, August 29, 2014

Tax inversions. Infrastructure. Immigration. The minimum wage. When the summer recess ends, what will Congress do about these business-related issues?

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PRI's The World

In India, reliable electricity is no guarantee

Friday, August 15, 2014

People in India have had to adapt to the country's notoriously unreliable electricity. Deepak Singh is staying with his parents in Lucknow for the summer, where he has relearned how to live without the promise of sustained power.

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99% Invisible

115- Cow Tunnels

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The westernmost part of Manhattan, between 34th and 39th street, is pretty industrial. There’s a bus depot, a ferry terminal, and a steady stream of cars. But in the late 19th early 20th centuries, this was cow country.

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Transportation Nation

NYPD to Crack Down on Speeding

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

New York police are launching a 48-hour speed ticketing blitz, with fines from $90 to $600.

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Transportation Nation

Obama Urges Infrastructure Push in Tappan Zee Speech

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

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.

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Transportation Nation

See the San Francisco Bay Bridge Being Dismantled, Piece by Piece

Monday, May 12, 2014

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.

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Transportation Nation

$42 Million for Traffic Safety in Mayor's Budget

Friday, May 09, 2014

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.

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Transportation Nation

D.C. Residents Seek Safer Streets After Crash

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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More people are walking and riding to work in the nation's capitol. But city streets remain perilous.

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Transportation Nation

Obama Administration Faces Tough Sell On Transportation Spending

Thursday, April 10, 2014

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx is launching a national bus tour to highlight the need for infrastructure investment.

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Transportation Nation

Repairs on the "D-" Pulaski Skyway Start Saturday

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

New Jersey officials aren't sugar coating it: things are going to be "very difficult" for the 40,000 drivers who use it every day.

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