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Transportation Nation

A Little More Money for the MTA Doesn't Buy Happiness

Monday, May 04, 2015

De Blasio proposes to increase what the city chips in for transit, but the budget still fails to keep pace with inflation.
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WNYC News

Fort Lee Residents React to First Bridgegate Guilty Plea

Monday, May 04, 2015

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In the town hit hardest by the George Washington Bridge lane closures, some are comparing Gov. Christie to Tony Soprano, while others are more forgiving.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

End of the Line Adventures

Friday, May 01, 2015

Adventure begins where the subway ends. 

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Transportation Nation

Transit Agencies Battle Controversial Ads By Changing the Rules

Friday, May 01, 2015

When the MTA banned political advertisements earlier this week, it wasn’t the first transit agency to try to do so.
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WNYC News

Newark Airtrain, Only 19 Years Old, Is Too Shoddy To Fix

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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The Port Authority says the monorail will reach the end of its useful life in 2020.

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Transportation Nation

MTA: Fund the Plan or Risk Second Avenue Subway Expansion

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

It's been seven months since the MTA first announced it needed $15 billion to close a gap in its five-year capital plan. Officials say it won't rely on higher fares. So what has to give?
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The Leonard Lopate Show

The "Embarrassment" of Amtrak

Monday, April 27, 2015

In the forty-five years since its inception, Amtrak has become a national embarrassment for America's transportation infrastructure, argues Simon van Zuylen-Wood.

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Transportation Nation

L Train Riders: Help Is on the Way

Friday, April 24, 2015

Last year, every single station along the L line in Brooklyn saw an increase in ridership. Now, according to the MTA, a significant boost in service is coming later this year.
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WNYC News

Audit: A Third of City's Express Buses Are Tardy

Thursday, April 23, 2015

City Comptroller Scott Stringer says express bus service isn't living up to its name.

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Transportation Nation

NJ Transit Proposes Fare Hike

Monday, April 20, 2015

The agency says it needs to raise fares by about nine percent — and cut some service — in order to close a $60 million budget gap.
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WNYC News

Subway Ridership Hits 65-Year High

Monday, April 20, 2015

The MTA says 1.75 billion people rode the subway in 2014, and Brooklyn riders are leading the way.

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WNYC News

Got Potholes? Don't Just Blame the Weather

Thursday, April 16, 2015

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Mechanics say they've seen record numbers of cars come in this year with blown out tires and bent rims. But the blame may not lie where you'd expect.

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WNYC News

City Races To Fill Potholes

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Before the sun rises in Canarsie, Brooklyn, a backhoe is already filling trailers with piping hot asphalt. 

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WNYC News

Need Some Change? Check the Airport

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The TSA says travelers left nearly $675,000 in loose change at the nation's airports — including $44,550 at JFK.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Politics and Science Clash, Sausage Racers, and Pilotless Planes

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The Takeaway launches a new series on the intersection politics and science, we chat with one unsung baseball hero, and we look at the future of air travel.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Public Shaming, Toms River & Subway Poetry

Friday, April 03, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Public Shaming (First) | Toms River Pollution (Starts at 18:44) | Subway Poetry (Starts at 37:53)
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The Takeaway

A Mission to Make America's Truckers Healthy

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Long-haul truckers have a higher rate of obesity than any other occupation, but Siphiwe Baleka is on a mission to change all that.

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The Takeaway

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

April Fools: Manspreading Crackdown

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

We had a little fun this morning with an April Fool's joke -- that police were going to seriously crackdown on the practice of "manspreading" on the subway. Enjoy!
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Transportation Nation

'Boulevard of Death' to Get Protected Bike Lanes

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A dangerous stretch of Queens Boulevard will get protected bike lanes this summer as part of a larger plan to tame the chronically troublesome road.
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