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NYC Preps for Ebola

Thursday, October 09, 2014

New York City is taking extra precautions, screening passengers at the airports and prepping hospitals for potential cases. Here's the latest on what New Yorkers need to know. 

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, October 09, 2014

As freight trains move more oil, Amtrak — & trains carrying consumer goods — are delayed. L.A. is going after apps that sell parking meter time. And: a trippy video of new London trains.
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Transportation Nation

NJ Transit Rail Commuters Face Challenges Above and Below Ground

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Commuters are starting to worry about a future of tunnel closures. But a precarious, 104-year-old rail bridge could also cause problems.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Lower speeds limits are coming to New York Streets. Ebola screening at airports is "problematic." And rideshare apps may be the answer to taxi discrimination.
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Drivers Who Crash Are Ticketed Less In Manhattan

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

WNYC
Police are less likely to ticket drivers who crash in Manhattan than in other boroughs. Citywide, less than 6 percent of all traffic crashes result in a citation.
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WNYC News

Air Travel Workers Give Bosses Mixed Reviews on Ebola Preparedness

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

A flight attendants union is confident they have what they need. Would-be janitors union says workers need more training and protection.

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WNYC News

Astorino Calls for a Ban on Flights from West Africa

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The Republican gubernatorial candidate said that there aren't enough safeguards in place.

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NYC's Speed Limit Set to Drop to 25 MPH

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

WNYC
In a move safe streets advocates and elected officials are hailing as historic, New York City's speed limit is now set to change for the first time since 1964.
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New York Governor Says MTA's $15 Billion Budget Gap Is Part of the "Dance"

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Cuomo is characterizing a yawning gap in the MTA's five-year capital project plan by dismissing it as part of the budgetary process.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

An Arizona highway may file metric system road signs under 'failed experiments.' Seattle's transit agency cut 28 bus routes. And: a new NYC law would require tax breaks for transit.
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After a Fatal Crash, the Grief Holds On

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Lizi Rahman's son Asif was killed by a truck on Queens Boulevard in 2008. When people are killed by cars, the death can create a unique kind of grief. 
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, October 06, 2014

Facebook bus drivers seek to form a union. Virginia bus commuters get a break from Beltway traffic. Milwaukee cyclists ride a little easier. And, world peace foiled by the Gulf Stream. 
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NTSB Releases Details, Not Cause, of Deadly Metro-North Derailment

Friday, October 03, 2014

AP
Blood stained the seats, floors and doors of several commuter rail cars after a derailment that killed four people in the Bronx in 2013, the NTSB reported Friday.
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State Review Board Nixes MTA Capital Program

Friday, October 03, 2014

A veto is the latest blockade facing the 2015-2019 infrastructure plan after it was revealed the program is facing a $15.2 billion funding deficit.
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Transportation Nation

New Hudson Tunnel: Show Me the Money

Friday, October 03, 2014

We've all had a few days to digest the news the region may need to immediately begin work on plans to build a new trans-Hudson rail tunnel. Now comes the fun part: paying for it.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, October 03, 2014

90% of NYC's subway stations need work. Freight rail is a hot investment right now. And the push to bring transit back to Clayton County, GA, is heating up.
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Closing Hudson River Amtrak Tunnels 'Can't Be Done,' Despite Damage

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Amtrak is recommending that four Sandy-damaged tunnels on the East River be closed for repairs, one by one. But not the Hudson tunnels. The consequences for that would be catastrophic.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, October 02, 2014

New York will crack down on subway sex crimes. A Citi Biker attempted to climb Mt. Washington. Ebola is rattling the airline industry. And: how the rest of the world navigates rush hour.
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Repairing Sandy Damaged Rail Tunnels Could Snarl Commute for Years

Thursday, October 02, 2014

WNYC
Four of the six tunnels that carry Amtrak, NJ Transit and LIRR trains in and out of Manhattan need serious repair work, which would cause major commuting disruption.
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Transportation Nation

How to Change the NYC Speed Limit

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

If everything goes according to plan, next month the city's default speed limit will drop from 30 to 25 miles per hour. But culture change takes more than new signs.
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