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The Takeaway

Halting the Spread of Ebola in the U.S.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

With one confirmed case in Dallas, Texas, doctors and health experts are working to contain both the disease, and the panic about the disease.

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Transportation Nation

New Bill Could End Legal Limbo for D.C. Rideshare

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

A bill before the D.C. City Council would legalize the app-based, on-demand transportation options, after months of conflict between the companies and regulators. 
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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

L.A. is on board with Vision Zero. Work to extend the PATH to Newark Airport will start in 2018. And: a video of Joshua Bell playing the D.C. subway.
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Transportation Nation

Disability Access Signs Get Active

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The new symbol looks like the traditional blue and white wheelchair symbol, only italicized.
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Transportation Nation

D.C. Mum On Key Streetcar Questions As Safety Campaign Begins

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The District Department of Transportation is teaching kids about streetcar safety. But students asked questions officials were not able to answer.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The feds are investigating possible flaws in five million Chryslers. A Chicago cab company may have used wrecked cars as taxis. And: are there 'ghost riders' in Pennsylvania's buses?
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, September 29, 2014

Airport chaos, bikeshare expansion, and a teen cyclist "almost decapitated" by a thin rope strung to "block kids off" - and that's just the news from Chicago.  
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Operavore

Smog Serenade: Opera in 18 Cars Planned Through Downtown L.A.

Friday, September 26, 2014

A Southern California director is planning an opera that will take place inside 18 cars as they simultaneously cruise the streets and highways of Los Angeles.
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Transportation Nation

Cuomo: "We Don't Know" True Cost of Tappan Zee — Or Its Future Tolls

Friday, September 26, 2014

New York's governor ruminates about how to figure out the cost of tolls.
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Transportation Nation

As D.C. Transit Chief Steps Down, A Last Pitch for Longer Train Cars

Friday, September 26, 2014

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D.C.'s Metro trains are packed, and with predictions of growing ridership, the problem is getting worse. Richard Sarles, Metro's general manager, says 8-car trains are the answer. 
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The Takeaway

The Iron Road: Riding & Writing Across America

Friday, September 26, 2014

Trains are a magical place for creative thought. And now 24 writers have been selected to be part of Amtrak's Residency program, winning them a roundtrip ticket anywhere in the country.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, September 26, 2014

London's Underground will run some trains around the clock next year. A pedestrian bridge collapsed on a Detroit highway. And: the Tappan Zee Bridge has a falcon cam.
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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: The Future of TV, The Best of the Internet, & Traveling an Iron Road

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Takeaway explores a new TV and online content model from Amazon, the five things you might have missed online this week, and the creative power of train travel.

Transportation Nation

Amtrak Picks Winners of Writer's Residency Program

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Twenty-four writers will be boarding long distance trains and pounding their laptops — when they're not distracted by scenery or the dining car.
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D.C.'s Metro Bringing Back Computer-Driven Trains

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Five years after the transit agency's worst disaster ever, Metro is returning some trains to automatic operation. But the phase-in will take years.
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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, September 25, 2014

A 'tourist-only' fare for the Staten Island Ferry would generate millions. It's Day 11 of the Air France pilots strike. And: that's an...interesting paint job, Dallas tour bus.
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WNYC News

NY, NJ to Collaborate on Anti-Terror Strategies

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The ramped-up security will be particularly visible to commuters and everyday subway riders.

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Transportation Nation

MTA Makes the Case for $32 Billion Investment

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Every five years, the MTA lays out the major projects it plans to undertake — and how it will fund them. Now, facing a $15 billion shortfall, it needs buy-in from all stakeholders.
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WNYC News

JFK Skycaps Settle Wage Case for Nearly $1 Million

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that Alstate Maintenance will pay out to nearly 40 skycaps, as well as raise employees' pay to $9 an hour.

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The Takeaway

What Fun It Could Be to Park Cadillac in NYC

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

General Motors announced today that New York City will be the new home for Cadillac, which was actually named after Detroit's founder, French explorer Antoine de La Mothe-Cadillac.

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