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The Brian Lehrer Show

Elephants, Endorsements and Ethics

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Poachers are killing elephants in Africa at alarming levels, The New York Times refuses to endorse Governor Cuomo, Jules Feiffer; and changes are coming to the way we book flights.

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Uber Ups the Ante in Battle Against Lyft for Ridesharing Supremacy

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"Shave the stache," a reference to the pink mustaches on the grilles of Lyft vehicles, is a phrase Uber marketers used to describe their tactic of recruiting Lyft's drivers.

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Transportation Nation

Metro-North Not Safe Enough, Panel Finds

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Safety culture at the LIRR and the subway system is “performing fairly well” — but at Metro-North, a panel finds “there is strong evidence to suggest that this is not the case.”
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Transportation Nation

The G Train Is Back, And Riders Are Not Happy

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

As the G train returns to service next week, a free transfer from the G to the J/M will come to an end. Riders and elected officials are hoping to make it permanent. 
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Transportation Nation

UberX Slashes Prices, Dealing A Blow to D.C. Cabs

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Uber has fired another salvo in the intense competition for vehicle-for-hire business in the D.C. region, slashing rates for its popular “ridesharing” service UberX by 15 percent.
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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Volkwagen worker forms a union to fight the union. Uber is trying to sabotage Lyft. Cable cars in Colombia help people get jobs. And, take a film tour through NYC subway history.
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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Federal highway safety funds went unspent. Rainstorms at Burning Man spark huge traffic jams. Tesla's CEO does personal customer service.
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Transportation Nation

Subway Train Traveled Uptown on Downtown Track

Monday, August 25, 2014

A train operator drove from Canal Street past the Spring Street station on Aug. 11, only stopping when she saw the headlights of a southbound A train in the West 4th Street station.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, August 25, 2014

Car title loans are a $4 billion business in Texas. California's earthquake damaged an overpass. Complaining on social media is "commuter therapy." New York's "bike lobby" gains ground.
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Transportation Nation

What Happens If a Livery Service Hires Unlicensed Drivers?

Friday, August 22, 2014

The simple answer is that a base gets a $500 fine for dispatching a driver who isn’t licensed by the TLC. The tricky part is proving that the driver was indeed dispatched.
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Transportation Nation

6,000 New Boro Taxis Coming to NYC Streets

Friday, August 22, 2014

It will take a couple of months for the new vehicles to start rolling. The move doubles the fleet serving the outer boroughs and uptown Manhattan.
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, August 22, 2014

More Philly students may pay to get to school. More freight trains are exempt from federal safety rules.  LAPD's drones are "locked up in a federal building." 
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Transportation Nation

Citi Bike Workers Get the Go-Ahead on Union Push

Thursday, August 21, 2014

After a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board, workers at the bikeshare company could vote within weeks to form a union. 
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Transportation Nation

Ticketing For Dangerous Driving Up in (Almost) Every NYC Neighborhood

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Nearly every police precinct in the city is writing more tickets for dangerous moving violations, according to a WNYC analysis of police data. 
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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Cars are talking to each other. New Jersey has bike EMTs. Citi Bike workers can vote to unionize. 
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Freakonomics Radio

Parking Is Hell (Rebroadcast)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

There ain't no such thing as a free parking spot. Somebody has to pay for it -- and that somebody is everybody.

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Floods strand Phoenix drivers. New delivery startups don't need trucks. And an old lady backed up near Jerry Seinfeld's Porsche, yadda yadda. 
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PRI's The World

Iceland's largest volcano might blow its stack

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Scientists say a rash of small earthquakes suggest that Iceland's largest volcano is about to blow. That could mean trouble for trans-Atlantic travelers but likely would be no big deal for local — and might even lead to a tourism boom.

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Las Vegas explores mass transit options. A new device can project your mobile phone onto your windshield. And people keep getting into strangers' cars, thinking they're Uber.  
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DC Regulators, Cabbies, Uber Agree: Illegal Street Hails Have To Stop

Monday, August 18, 2014

DC-area rideshare drivers are accepting illegal street hails, and the Taxicab Commission says it does not have enough inspectors to stop the unauthorized pickups. 
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