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Godfather of the MTA William Ronan Dies

Friday, October 17, 2014

A well-known advocate of public transportation, Ronan was key to the expansion of transit options in the New York metropolitan area.
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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, October 17, 2014

Chicago wants to develop a smartphone app for transit fare payment. Golden Gate buses will be running today. An Ebola-themed travel ban wouldn't work. And: meet D.C.'s bike whisperer.
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WNYC News

MTA Expands Wireless Service to 40 More Stations

Thursday, October 16, 2014

WNYC
The Metropolitan Transit Authority is rolling out a new wave of cell and Wi-Fi service to subway stations in Manhattan and, for the first time, Queens.

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Transportation Nation

Rideshare Companies, Drivers Opposed to New Rule

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A hearing ostensibly about a change to NYC's for-hire vehicle dispatch rules was really about something else: the future of the industry.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

$19.05 Is the Magic Amount to Put on Your Metrocard

Thursday, October 16, 2014

It'll get you exactly eight rides without leaving an excess balance. Plus, don't park at 152 Forsyth St, and commute at 5:18 AM if you can. These are some tips from the city's Open Data.

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The Takeaway

The Giant Leap Into Commercial Space Travel

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ten years ago, a private space aircraft left the Earth’s atmosphere and stirred up dreams of an age of commercial space travel. Yet a decade later, no paying passengers have flown.

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, October 16, 2014

California's high-speed rail project just won a big legal victory. The Keystone XL may be stalled, but oil is booming. And: we need to review guidelines about Ebola and airplanes.
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Soundcheck

'Stations Of The Elevated' Fuses Train Graffiti And Mingus

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Film director Manfred Kirchheimer reflects on his1981 documentary -- the first film to take graffiti seriously as an art form.

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Transportation Nation

25MPH Is Coming and NYC Tries to Prepare

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Officials are trying to get the word out about the city's speed limit change. But they know it will take more than flyers and ads to make New Yorkers drive slower.
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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Newark will get its first 'happy street sign' today. Hailo is leaving North America. And: domestic oil production is booming, but regulators aren't.
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New Tech City

She'd Pay Anything to Go to Space

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lina Borozdina took out a second mortgage. Anousheh Ansari forewent motherhood. All either of them wanted was to see earth from above, and the way they tell it, it's worth the sacrifice.

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Transportation Nation

All D.C. Taxis May Soon Support E-Hailing

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The D.C. Taxicab Commission is floating a proposal that would require the city's 7,000 taxicabs to do what has made Uber so popular: use an app that allows riders to e-hail them.
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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Seattle now has bike share. Sri Lanka is reopening a war-torn train line. Meet the man the NY Post is calling a 'subterranean seducer.' And: should oil be less flammable?
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Transportation Nation

200 People Have Been Killed in Traffic Crashes in NYC This Year

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

An elderly woman was struck by a jeep on Canal Street early Tuesday morning. So far, half the people killed in traffic collisions this year have been pedestrians. 
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Transportation Nation

MTA Chief: Metro-North Staff Overworked and Fatigued

Monday, October 13, 2014

MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast told NTSB investigators that traffic control staff worked without a day off for weeks.
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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

Despite Investments, Dulles Airport Sees Drop In Passengers

Friday, October 10, 2014

More travelers are opting for Reagan National Airport over Dulles Airport, and local officials say that Congress is partly to blame.
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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, October 10, 2014

A woman gave birth in a NYC taxi. Golden Gate bus drivers voted to strike. And a reminder: don't joke about having Ebola while sitting on a plane.
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WNYC News

Water Main Breaks Near Holland Tunnel

Friday, October 10, 2014

WNYC
The break happened at the intersection of Varick and Spring Streets Friday morning.

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Transportation Nation

Honk If You're Angry About Ridesharing: D.C. Cabbies Stage Protest

Thursday, October 09, 2014

WAMU
Hundreds of D.C. taxicabs took part in a massive demonstration against Uber, protesting what they say is unfair competition from rideshare apps.
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