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Ice on the Third Rail Strands 7 Trains

Monday, February 02, 2015

Service on the No. 7 subway line was halted Monday morning after a build up of ice cut power to the third rail.
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WNYC News

MTA Running Regular Weekday Service

Monday, February 02, 2015

Subways and commuter rails are open for today's storm, but commuter should allow some extra travel time as some delays are expected.

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Transportation Nation

MTA Had Plan to Keep Subways Running Despite Heavy Snow

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

It's called Plan V. But Gov. Cuomo instead shut the nation's largest mass transit system down for the first time because of snow.
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Transportation Nation

Your Coming MTA Fare Hike, Explained

Thursday, January 22, 2015

As expected, the MTA voted Thursday to raise fares and tolls. But before you fixate on the 25-cent increase, take heart: there's another way of looking at it.
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Transportation Nation

The New MetroCard Probably Won't Be a Card

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The MTA is at least five years away from implementing its new fare payment system. Meanwhile, it has to keep the MetroCard limping along.
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Transportation Nation

Citi Bike's Parent Company Changes Name

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Alta Bicycle Share not only has new ownership, but a new name. Effective immediately, the company is now known as Motivate.
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Transportation Nation

Threatened Cuts to Overnight PATH Service Officially Dead

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Something that wasn't likely to happen in the first place now really won't happen.
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WNYC News

Fire at Penn Station Disrupts LIRR Service

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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The FDNY says the fire, which is now under control, started near an underground construction site at Penn Station.

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Transportation Nation

Streetcar Opening Awaits Fourth D.C. Mayoral Administration

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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You won't be riding D.C.'s streetcar on the first day of 2015.
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Transportation Nation

Subway Emergency Exit Alarms Will No Longer Drive You Nuts

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Yorkers, our long national nightmare of alarmed subway emergency exit doors is finally over.
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WNYC News

Progress and Political Ploys at the Port Authority

Monday, December 29, 2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced sweeping reform plans for the Port Authority. But will their proposed makeover of the agency go far enough?

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Transportation Nation

MTA's New Etiquette Campaign: Keep Your Knees Together and Your Bodies Off the Pole

Monday, December 22, 2014

As subway ridership reaches record numbers, New Yorkers are getting "gentle but firm" reminders about courtesy and spatial awareness.
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Transportation Nation

New Year's Eve Streetcar Ride In D.C.? Maybe, But No Promises

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The final round of safety documentation has begun, and there's a chance — a chance — that the system's opening could squeak in under the 2014 wire.
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Transportation Nation

MTA To Combat Subway Delays With 'Platform Conductors'

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ridership on the New York City subway is booming — and so are delays.
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Transportation Nation

This Bus Is Slower Than a Lava Flow

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The M79, an actual motor vehicle that zooms across Manhattan at about half the speed of flowing lava, just won this year's Pokey award. 
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Transportation Nation

Frustrations Mount With New Doubts About D.C.'s Streetcar Launch

Monday, December 08, 2014

Businesses and residents along H Street are becoming impatient, as parking spots disappear while the streetcars continue safety runs — without passengers.
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Transportation Nation

Metro's Funding Needs Run Up Against Local Budget Realities

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Metro says it needs more money from its jurisdictions in D.C., Maryland and Virginia or it may have to cut rail service, even during rush hour.
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Transportation Nation

Subway Platform Barriers Not Easy to Come By

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The fatal shoving of a 61-year-old man in front of a D train earlier this week is renewing calls for protective subway platform barriers. But that retrofit is far from simple.
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Transportation Nation

Your Subway Fare is Going Up. It's Only a Question of How.

Monday, November 17, 2014

New York City transit riders will be paying more next March. The question is how.
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Transportation Nation

Paperwork Holding Up D.C.'s Streetcar

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

It's unclear precisely when streetcars will begin running along H Street NE in D.C., but sources say that issues with paperwork may be pushing back the start date.
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