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NYC City Council Presses for More School Crossing Guards

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

With the city budget under review, local leaders are calling for more funding to hire school crossing guards and beef up protection at dangerous intersections. .
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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

Four Dangerous NYC Streets Could Get $250 Million Safety Upgrade

Thursday, March 05, 2015

The de Blasio administration plans to give a handful of the city's most hazardous roadways the Vision Zero treatment.
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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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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

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

NY State DMV Commissioner Resigns

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Barbara Fiala, who held the post since 2011, largely flew under the radar — until a tumultuous autumn had street safety advocates calling for her resignation.
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The Leonard Lopate Show

Organic Trees, Offensive Scents, and the "George Burns Theory of Toxicology."

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Many listeners had questions for industrial hygienist Monona Rossol yesterday. We didn't have time for all of them, but Monona was kind enough to answer listener questions here. 
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Transportation Nation

Are The Roads Becoming More Dangerous For Bike Riders?

Monday, October 27, 2014

The number of bicyclists killed in crashes with cars is on the rise, according to a new report, reversing a downward trend going back three decades. But is it actually more dangerous?
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Transportation Nation

Ban Cars? Debate Intensifies Over Traffic Safety In Central Park

Monday, October 13, 2014

WNYC
After two pedestrian deaths on the park's loop road, ideas range from a car ban to flashing lights in crosswalks.
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Transportation Nation

NYC's Speed Limit Set to Drop to 25 MPH

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

WNYC
In a move safe streets advocates and elected officials are hailing as historic, New York City's speed limit is now set to change for the first time since 1964.
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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

No Dummy: City's Safest Cabbie Passes WNYC Crash Test

Friday, August 29, 2014

WNYC
Frederick Amoafo just won the first International Taxi Driver of the Year award. WNYC rode along with Amoafo last month to see first hand how he navigates the mean streets of New York.
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WNYC News

Residents Split On City's Safer Public Housing Promise

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WNYC
While crime is down more than four percent across the city's public housing developments, crime at the Lincoln Houses is up more than five percent year-to-date.

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PRI's The World

Why are police using military gear in Ferguson and how did they get it?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

As demonstrations continue in Ferguson, Missouri, after the shooting of teenager Michael Brown, the city's police have brought out military equipment to tamp down the protests, shocking many Americans. The gear most likely came through programs created after 9/11.

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The Takeaway

The Violent Past of the NRA's Top Lawyer

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." That has become something of a motto for the National Rifle Association. But according to a new report by Mother Jones magazine, a bad guy with a gun might be the NRA's top lawyer. 

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The Takeaway

When the Skies Are Too Dangerous to Fly

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Less than a week after a Malaysia Airlines flight was shot out of the sky over a conflict zone in Ukraine, the FAA announced that no U.S. flights would be allowed to fly to Israel for a period of 24 hours after a rocket attack near Tel Aviv. What happens when the airspace becomes a war zone? 

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The Takeaway

Policing the Police: Cleveland

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

As part of The Takeaway's weeklong look into police departments, we head to Ohio for a look at Department of Justice investigation into Cleveland's police department, and the case that prompted the federal investigation.

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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

Where the Pedestrian Deaths Are

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Between 2003 and 2012, more than 47,000 pedestrians were killed nationwide. Find out which cities are safer and why.

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