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Environmental Design Change Won't Bust Silver Line Budget, Says MWAA

Thursday, September 18, 2014

WAMU
The cost of complying with Virginia's new storm water regulations won't put Silver Line Phase II to Dulles Airport over-budget, according to an MWAA official.
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Transportation Nation

Replacement Of Metro's Delay-Prone Old Rail Cars Delayed

Monday, September 15, 2014

Metro riders have been waiting a long time for new rail cars. And they'll have to wait at least a couple months longer.
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WNYC News

This Is the Face of Broken Windows

Monday, September 15, 2014

WNYC
Far from a rogue cop, the officer who applied the fatal chokehold to Eric Garner was the personification of the NYPD strategy of making low-level arrests to prevent more serious crime.

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WNYC News

Police, Protests and Primaries: This Week In Politics

Saturday, August 23, 2014

WNYC
Our reporters weigh in as the mayor says he won't march on Staten Island, while Zephyr Teachout marches into the Democratic primary against Gov. Cuomo.

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Memories Still Burn in Bensonhurst Over the Death of Yusuf Hawkins

Friday, August 22, 2014

WNYC
Bensonhurst has changed a lot since 1989, when a white mob killed a black teenager and Al Sharpton was stabbed in a schoolyard. But among old-timers, tensions remain.

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Transportation Nation

Measuring Metro's Performance: A Tight Squeeze Through The Rosslyn Bottleneck

Friday, August 15, 2014

D.C.'s transit system says it tries to get 26 trains through the Rosslyn tunnel every hour, but a number of problems have seen that service drop — much to the chagrin of many commuters.

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WNYC News

News Analysis: These Bedfellows Are No Strangers

Friday, August 15, 2014

WNYC

From the very beginning, the self-described conservative Republican and the Democratic son of a liberal icon sounded an awful lot alike.

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WNYC News

Family of Man Who Filmed Chokehold Arrest Say He Was Set Up

Monday, August 04, 2014

WNYC

The mother of Ramsey Orta, who captured Eric Garner's arrest on cellphone video, and who is facing weapon possession charges, said she didn't believe the recovered gun belonged to her son.

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Transportation Nation

Just How Bad Is Metro's Blue Line?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Now the Silver Line is open, there's more competition for space in one train tunnel under the Potomac.

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WNYC News

Disabled New Yorkers Sue for Safer Streets

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WNYC

New York City is being sued for violating the federal Americans with Disabilities Act, which celebrated its 24th anniversary last week. Advocates argue too many city sidewalks lack proper curb cuts and are not accessible to people with disabilities.

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Mayor Vows the Public Will Be Protected and Respected by Police

Monday, July 28, 2014

WNYC

In his first public event since returning from a nine-day vacation, Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledged the level of alarm that New Yorkers continue to feel over the death of Eric Garner in police custody.

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WNYC News

After Death in Custody, a Test and Opportunity for Bratton

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

WNYC

Whatever comes out of the Eric Garner investigation, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton said one thing is clear: officers need more training, beginning with the use of force.

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WNYC News

Emergency Workers in Chokehold Case Suspended

Monday, July 21, 2014

WNYC

At crime scenes, competing priorities between the NYPD who are focused on security and EMTs who must administer medical care can bump up against each other. Most agree that it's the police who call the shots, especially since they carry the weapons.

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Transportation Nation

Changes To D.C.'s Blue Line Leave Some Commuters Seeing Red

Monday, July 21, 2014

Some Metro rail commuters began their work week on a grumpy note, and it had nothing to do with the mere fact that it was Monday morning. But the new rail schedule is necessary to accommodate the opening of the Silver Line — which will happen this weekend.

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WNYC News

Old Cops Teach New Picks

Monday, July 21, 2014

WNYC

As shootings spike this summer, hundreds of rookies have been paired with veteran cops in some of the city's busiest precincts — the vanguard of a new, community-friendly philosophy in the NYPD.

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Transportation Nation

Tappan Zee Cost Reveals Cuomo Style

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

WNYC

New York's governor is building a new Tappan Zee Bridge, funded by tolls. How much more will drivers have to pay? He's not as forthcoming about that bit. 

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WNYC News

National Pro-Choice Group Backs Four NY Senate Candidates

Monday, July 14, 2014

WNYC

Emily's List, the powerhouse D.C. political action committee, is throwing its weight behind three incumbents and one challenger — all women — to help Democrats take control of the state senate. The early money could lead to the senate's first female majority leader. 

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WNYC News

In Conversations On Mid-East Violence, NY Jews Struggle for Right Words

Friday, July 11, 2014

WNYC

Across dinner tables and in synagogues, many families have been reflecting on the cost to both sides. Some can't bring themselves to talk about it at all.

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WNYC News

NYPD "All Out" for Summer

Monday, July 07, 2014

WNYC

The NYPD is responding to an increase in shootings by deploying about 1,000 more officers this summer.

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Transportation Nation

Old Railcars Slow Down Metro Progress

Monday, July 07, 2014

WAMU

Metro’s fleet of aging trains — scheduled for replacement over the next several years — continues to bedevil commuters, risking Metro’s message that things actually are getting better halfway through a six-year, $5 billion rebuilding effort.

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