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Does Uber Have an Image Problem?

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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The car-hailing service is facing a backlash after one of its executives suggested the company should hire opposition researchers to probe the lives of journalists.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Robert Kiley, Underground Movements, New York’s Subways

Monday, September 29, 2014

He cleaned up the subways.
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Transportation Nation

G Train Shutting Down Between Brooklyn and Queens For 5 Weeks

Friday, July 25, 2014

The MTA says the shutdown, beginning Friday night, is necessary so the agency can make repairs to tunnels that were flooded by Sandy.

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Transportation Nation

Long Island Rail Road Labor Talks Reach Heated Words Phase

Friday, February 21, 2014

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Long Island Rail Road workers will not be going on strike in March, as had been threatened. But workers could walk off their jobs on July 20th if talks with the MTA remain at an impasse.

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, February 03, 2014

Almost 28,000 people used NJ Transit to get to the Super Bowl, nearly double what the railroad expected. Long waits ensued. Florida's I-95 express roadway has a speeding problem. Londoners face a transit strike. American airlines face a pilot shortage. And new video shows a freefall from space. 

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The Takeaway

The Political Impact of a Blizzard | The Divided Households of Downton Abbey | 'Tomorrow-Land': A Look Back at the 1964-65 World's Fair

Friday, January 03, 2014

The Political Impact of a Blizzard | Olympian Jazmine Fenlator: From Track Start to Bobsled Pilot | Extremists Capture Parts of Key Iraqi Cities | Award Season Premiere: Great Films You May Have Missed | The Divided Households of Downton Abbey | 'Tomorrow-Land': A Look Back at the 1964-65 World's ...

Transportation Nation

After Controversial GWB Lane Closures, a Deeper Look at Port Authority Power

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

It collects the tolls you pay at many of the region's bridges and tunnels. It operates LaGuardia, JFK and Newark Airports, and it builds and maintains some of the biggest development projects around New York, including the World Trade Center. And yet few people really understand the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, December 06, 2013

NYC will vastly increase its number of wheelchair-accessible taxis. Lawmakers want railroads to adhere to a 2015 deadline to install Positive Train Control. In 30 years, Georgetown might have a Metro station. And: a video of Charles Barkley's first subway ride...which happened yesterday.

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The Takeaway

Rail Safety Questions Raised After NY Train Derails

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

In 2008, Congress passed the Rail Safety Improvement Act, which mandated that railroad companies install positive train control—a technology that automatically detects excessive speeding and other human error, and might have been able to prevent or mitigate the damage from the Metro North train crash this weekend. James Oberstar, former chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, as well as Stuart Silverstein, assistant editor at FairWarning.org, explain what's next in train safety.

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Transportation Nation

A Push for Humps Not Bumps Near Schools

Monday, November 25, 2013

Roadways around New York City schools could be getting a little bumpier.

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Transportation Nation

Explainer: Why the D.A. Didn't Charge the NYC Taxi Driver Who Maimed a Tourist

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office sparked outrage this week when it announced it wouldn't file criminal charges against a taxi driver in a crash that severed a British tourist's leg.

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Transportation Nation

Bloomberg Says Boro Taxis Deserve to Stay

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg is trying to preserve a new taxi program he fought hard to create.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues in 30 Days: Taxi!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It's Transportation Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

How will hailing a cab change under the next mayor? Capital New York reporter Dana Rubinstein talks about the issues of medallion and livery cabs, owners' vs. drivers' concerns, Manhattan vs. "outer boroughs" and what the next mayor will do.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Nina Totenberg; Sandy Legal Help; StoryCorps

Monday, October 28, 2013

A year after Sandy, legal and insurance tangles persist. Yisroel Schulman of the New York Legal Assistance Group takes your calls on what kind of legal help is still available. Plus: NPR’s Nina Totenberg on this Supreme Court term; Dave Isay on StoryCorps on ten years of personal stories; and the election series 30 Issues in 30 Days continues with transportation week, and we’ll start with cars and how to manage New York’s roads.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The BART strike stressed other Bay Area transit agencies. Removing a toll on a Georgia highway is expected to dramatically increase traffic. Paris turned a roadway along the Seine into pedestrian space. And: what New York's MTA is doing to protect the subway from the next Sandy.

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Transportation Nation

Federal Loan Process for Tappan Zee Moves Forward

Thursday, September 26, 2013

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the state can now formally submit a loan request for its new $3.9 billion Tappan Zee Bridge.

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Transportation Nation

Report: Thousands of New York Bridges Structurally Deficient

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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They span from borough to borough and county to county but bridges in the New York and New Jersey area are in trouble.

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Transportation Nation

TIMELINE: NYC's Uncertain Bike Share Expansion

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New York's Citi Bike is already the biggest bike share program in the country, but it was supposed to be bigger by now. A lawsuit between Citi Bike's operator and its insurance company could slow progress further. Throughout the launch process expansion plans and projections have shifted. We compile them here in an interactive timeline. 

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Transportation Nation

Amtrak : We Just Had Our Best June Ever

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Amtrak says 2013 was the agency's best June on record -- and its second-best month ever. But the railroad continues to be a politically charged topic in Congress.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Washington News; NJ Transit During Sandy; Mammograms; Evil Men

Monday, May 13, 2013

Buzzfeed's Ben Smith discusses the latest news out of Washington. Plus: WNYC's Transportation Nation team discusses New Jersey Transit's performance during Sandy; a new vision for Madison Square Garden and Penn Station; an explanation of the different kinds of mammograms; war crimes and the evil men who perpetrate them; and How to Be a Grown A$$ Woman with Jezebel's Lindy West.