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Transportation Nation

Drive Like Your Family Lives Here

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Drivers, your choices matter. That's the message of a powerful video that cabbies and city workers will soon watch as part of their driver training.
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Transportation Nation

After the Arrests of 6 Bus Drivers, MTA Asks for 'Fairness'

Monday, February 23, 2015

A law that makes it a criminal offense to injure or kill someone in a crosswalk was passed unanimously last year. Now, it's become controversial.
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WNYC News

City Officials Assess Vision Zero, One Year In

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

As city officials tout the first year of traffic safety improvements under Vision Zero, they say there is room for improvement.

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Transportation Nation

The DMV Could Be More than Just a Place to Sit and Wait

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Governor Cuomo's DMV commissioner resigned last month. Now, transportation advocates want the department transformed into one that cares about street safety.
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Transportation Nation

The NYPD Doesn't Publicize Traffic Deaths a Quarter of the Time

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A homeless man, killed in a hit and run, was almost forgotten.  A WNYC investigation found his was one of 69 traffic deaths police didn't publicize, leaving crimes unsolved.
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Transportation Nation

City to Fast-Track Installation of Accessible Pedestrian Signals

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The City Council has approved a bill that will triple the number per year of new traffic signals designed to assist the visually impaired.
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Transportation Nation

NYC DOT Commissioner "Surprised" DMV Dropped Tickets Against Driver Who Killed Queens Toddler

Monday, November 10, 2014

New York City's normally guarded transportation commissioner had some pointed comments about the DMV's dismissal of tickets against a driver who had killed a three-year old girl.
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Transportation Nation

What It Takes to Get a Speed Camera in D.C.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Residents of one D.C neighborhood finally got a speed camera installed at a busy intersection, but they say the process is too difficult and time-consuming — and won't fix the problem.
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Transportation Nation

Neglected D.C. Sidewalks Pose Threat To Seniors: Report

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The District's population is aging — and if seniors want to remain in their homes, the city needs to ensure the right infrastructure is in place.
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Transportation Nation

NYC's Vision Zero Gets $25 Million Federal Grant

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Thirteen separate projects, ranging from safe routes to schools to upgrading Brooklyn bike paths, are getting a big boost from the federal government.
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Transportation Nation

First Look: Grand Central Terminal Transit, Re-Envisioned

Monday, September 08, 2014

A developer wants to build the city's second-tallest building across the street from Grand Central Terminal. But first, it has to pick up the tab for some transit improvements.
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Transportation Nation

NYPD Targets Scofflaw Cyclists

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Cyclists, be on alert: The NYPD is targeting riders who break the rules of the road, as part of a two-week ticket blitz called “Operation Safe Cycle.”

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Transportation Nation

Sidewalk Closed: Group Says D.C. Not Focused Enough On Pedestrian Safety

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Some D.C. residents are banding together to try to pressure the District to tackle pedestrian safety.

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Transportation Nation

Speed Limit Bill Passes Both Houses; Awaits Cuomo's Signature

Friday, June 20, 2014

Both houses of the New York State Legislature have voted to give New York City the authority to lower its speed limit to 25 miles per hour.

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Transportation Nation

NYC DOT: Public Plazas Should Be Everywhere — Not Just Manhattan

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

New York City's transportation commissioner said she wants to make sure street transformations like bike lanes and pedestrian plazas make it to all five boroughs — not just Manhattan.

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Transportation Nation

Stop Studying Dangerous Intersection and Take Action, Say Capitol Hill Residents

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Residents of a Northeast D.C. neighborhood where a pedestrian was badly injured in a crash say the District is partly to blame for failing to fix a dangerous intersection.

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Transportation Nation

Exclusive: Traffic Death Toll Reaches 100

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

WNYC has been closely tracking traffic deaths in 2014 by exhaustively surveying multiple data sets. City tallies of traffic fatalities are significantly lower than our numbers.

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Transportation Nation

Vision Zero Package Clears City Council

Thursday, May 29, 2014

"At the end of the day, we feel that these new laws will strengthen our city's ability to avoid death and injuries caused by car crashes," said the chair of the council's transportation committee. But a group representing cab drivers isn't happy.

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Transportation Nation

Feds: One Year of Car Crashes Cost the U.S. $871 Billion

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The U.S. Secretary of Transportation says the economic and societal costs of traffic crashes are "staggering."

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Transportation Nation

Vision Zero Reforms Poised to Pass NYC Council

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The council is on track to pass a suite of measures aimed at supporting Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero initiative.

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