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Bus Rapid Transit Gets its Day at the County Fair

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

WAMU

Montgomery County (MD) politicians and transit advocates showed off what they hope will be a solution to the region's traffic congestion at the county agricultural fairgrounds on Monday: a bus.

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Transportation Nation

MTA Wants to Keep Second Avenue Subway Momentum Going

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The first phase of the Second Avenue Subway won’t open until the end of 2016, but the MTA says it’s already planning for the next expansion.

 

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Video: The Circle of Life on the NYC Subway

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The cast of the Lion King recently rode the A train, and treated normally jaded passengers to a seemingly impromptu performance of one of the songs in the musical.

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LIRR Disability Fraud Could Happen Again, Says GAO Report

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Six years after an investigation revealed rampant fraud among retired Long Island Rail Road workers, a new study says federal safeguards aren't in place to prevent it from happening again.

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Streetcars Run Into Problems As Operator Training Begins On H Street

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Streetcars rolled down H Street NE Monday for the first time in decades, but testing revealed the kinds of issues it will face when it's up and running — and must share the street with other vehicles.

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Want to Increase Transit Usage? Ditch Free Parking, Says Study

Monday, August 04, 2014

When employers offer free parking, workers are more likely to ditch the bus, train, or bicycle and hop into their cars.

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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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In Ranking Subways, the #7 Is Number One

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

According to the annual State of the Subways poll, that dubious honor goes to the #2 train, which had longer-than-average waits between trains and more frequent breakdowns. And did we mention crowding?

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Pedestrian Infrastructure Lacking Ahead Of Saturday's Silver Line Opening

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Silver Line opens July 26, but pedestrian amenities like sidewalks and crosswalks are still lacking in parts of Fairfax County.

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Port Authority Promises Better Days Ahead for Beleaguered Bus Terminal

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WNYC

The Port Authority will spend $90 million on some quick fixes to improve its aging Midtown Manhattan facility. But officials say what the bus terminal really needs is to be completely replaced. That solution, however, is at least ten to 15 years away.

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Silver Line Could Make Commutes Longer for Fairfax Residents

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Thousands of Virginia commuters could pay more for a longer trip on the Silver Line starting in just a few days.

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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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Queens Commuters Bracing for LIRR Strike, Too

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It’s not just Nassau County residents who would be hit by a Long Island Rail Road strike. Queens commuters can expect crowded buses, extra wait times and even lines at the subway, according to the MTA.

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MTA, LIRR Unions Back at Bargaining Table

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Following a call from New York's governor, the MTA and unions representing Long Island Rail Road workers resume negotiations Wednesday afternoon. Without a settlement, 5,400 workers will walk off the job at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.

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As LIRR Walkout Looms, Cuomo Urges Patience

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

New York's governor talked of a fair deal for everyone, but a Long Island Rail Road union head says he assumes a strike is on.

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MTA: "We're Ready" to Face a LIRR Strike

Friday, July 11, 2014

Shuttle buses, park and rides, and new ferry service will be put into place if Long Island Rail Road workers walk off the job on July 20 — the earliest date workers can legally strike.

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Long Island Telecommuters, Start Your Engines

Friday, July 11, 2014

In the event of a Long Island Rail Road strike, Nassau County commuters looking to work from home have an option beyond their kitchen tables or local coffee shops.

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With Rail Strike Looming, It's 1994 All Over Again

Thursday, July 10, 2014

A World Cup tournament, Governor Cuomo up for re-election, the threat of a Long Island Rail Road strike — 20 years ago was the last time LIRR workers walked off the job.

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Cuomo Says He Has No Control Over Possible LIRR Strike

Monday, July 07, 2014

"The possibility of a strike...causes so much anxiety I don't even like to think about it," said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Perhaps for good reason: it would be up to Congress, not local lawmakers, to resolve.  

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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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