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Deceptive Lobbying Steers Debate on Highway Bill

Thursday, April 02, 2015

As Congress debates whether to allow bigger trucks on the nation's highways, trucking and railway industries hope to sway lawmakers through deceptive lobbying tactics. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Everyday Danger When Rail Meets Road

Friday, February 06, 2015

There's been a decline in the number of rail crashes nationwide, but rail crossings can still be really dangerous. What can be learned from Tuesday's Metro-North crash?

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Transportation Nation

New Hudson Tunnel: Show Me the Money

Friday, October 03, 2014

We've all had a few days to digest the news the region may need to immediately begin work on plans to build a new trans-Hudson rail tunnel. Now comes the fun part: paying for it.
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Transportation Nation

Amtrak Picks Winners of Writer's Residency Program

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Twenty-four writers will be boarding long distance trains and pounding their laptops — when they're not distracted by scenery or the dining car.
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Transportation Nation

NJ Transit Now Knows Where to Put Its Trains When a Storm Comes

Thursday, June 12, 2014

WNYC

A year and a half after Sandy, NJ Transit now has a comprehensive plan to handle weather emergencies.

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Transportation Nation

As PATH Stations Close for Weekend Work, Ferry Service Opens...For Now

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Journal Square and World Trade Center PATH stations will be closed for most weekends in 2014 so the Port Authority can conduct Sandy work and upgrades to the rail line. But starting this weekend, there will be another option across the Hudson...at least for the next six weeks.

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Transportation Nation

The Art Bridge Murals of Upstate New York

Monday, March 17, 2014

How to turn an upstate freight rail overpass into an artistic focal point: take local artists, add panoramic views of nearby attractions, and create mural magic.

 

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Transportation Nation

VIDEO: D.C.'s First Streetcar Test Goes Well -- If Slowly

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

WAMU

The District’s first streetcar in a half-century was towed down its tracks on H Street NE at four miles per hour Monday, the first in what will be months of safety tests before passengers can finally hop aboard next year.

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Transportation Nation

Does Metro-North Have a Catastrophic Curve?

Sunday, December 01, 2013

WNYC

Sunday's deadly Metro-North commuter train crash happened less than 2,000 feet from the the site of another derailment earlier this year along the same stretch of curving riverside track in the Southern Bronx.

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Transportation Nation

PHOTOS: On This Day in Transportation History, New York's Penn Station Opened

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

On November 27, 1910, one of New York City's original architectural jewels opened its doors to train passengers -- and it was beautiful.

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Transportation Nation

Troubled Silver Spring Transit Center Could Open Next Year

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

WAMU

The Silver Spring Transit Center, years behind schedule and about $15 million over budget, finally may be ready to open to the public next year after additional repair work, Montgomery County, Md. officials announced on Tuesday.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

George Pataki; Vietnam Memorial; Iran's Nuclear Program

Monday, November 11, 2013

Former Governor George Pataki discusses a new effort to have high-speed rail between New York and Washington D.C. Plus: Studio 360's Kurt Andersen discusses the American Icons piece about the Vietnam Memorial; and New York Times chief Washington correspondent David Sanger discusses a possible deal on Iran's nuclear program.

Transportation Nation

D.C. Metro To Begin Running New Railcars In Late 2014

Friday, November 01, 2013

WAMU

D.C.'s new Metro cars are "a complete departure" from what transit riders have seen for the last four decades, according to the agency's chief.

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Transportation Nation

Booming Natural Resource and Agriculture Industries Spur Rail Investment in Montana

Monday, October 28, 2013

(Billings, Montana -- Yellowstone Public Radio) Growth in Montana’s oil and gas, agriculture, and coal sectors has spurred Burlington Northern Santa Fe railway to open a new economic development office in Billings, Montana.

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Transportation Nation

Amtrak Ridership and Revenues Both Up, Despite Sandy Damage

Monday, October 14, 2013

Americans are riding the train more than ever before. And Amtrak is earning more money off every passenger, even as the most-profitable line, the Northeast Corridor, saw a small decrease in ridership in the past year. 

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Transportation Nation

VIDEO: What It Takes to Build D.C.'s First Streetcar in 50 Years

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

WAMU

The H Street/Benning Road corridor is undergoing a permanent—and highly anticipated—transformation.

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Transportation Nation

Work Accident Kills WMATA Contractor

Monday, October 07, 2013

WAMU

A contractor was killed and two transit authority employees were injured in a work accident shortly after midnight Sunday in Washington, D.C.’s subway system.

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Transportation Nation

Deal Reached for New Rail Link Between Orlando and Miami

Thursday, October 03, 2013

WMFE

The private rail company All Aboard Florida says its on course to start a passenger rail service from Orlando to Miami by early 2016. The company announced Wednesday it had reached a deal to connect the rail service to Orlando International Airport.

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Transportation Nation

LOOK: Florida's Brand New Commuter Rail Has Brand New Rail Cars

Friday, August 16, 2013

WMFE

Central Florida got its first peek at new SunRail passenger cars this week. 

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Transportation Nation

Speed Likely Cause of Spain High-Speed Train Crash that Killed at least 78

Thursday, July 25, 2013

NPR

Excessive speed around a tight curve is suspected as a cause of the deadliest high-speed train crash to happen in Europe in recent memory. The BBC reports 78 people died and more than 140 were injured, when a Renfe train derailed last night near Santiago de Compostela.

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