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LIRR Disability Fraud Could Happen Again, Says GAO Report

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Six years after an investigation revealed rampant fraud among retired Long Island Rail Road workers, a new study says federal safeguards aren't in place to prevent it from happening again.

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Transportation Nation

Streetcars Run Into Problems As Operator Training Begins On H Street

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Streetcars rolled down H Street NE Monday for the first time in decades, but testing revealed the kinds of issues it will face when it's up and running — and must share the street with other vehicles.

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The new House Majority Leader has California's high-speed rail system in his crosshairs. The transportation kinks are still being ironed out of the 49ers new stadium. Long Island Rail Road engineers don't have a contract. And: why yes, there is a Game of Thrones subway map.

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Transportation Nation

Want to Increase Transit Usage? Ditch Free Parking, Says Study

Monday, August 04, 2014

When employers offer free parking, workers are more likely to ditch the bus, train, or bicycle and hop into their cars.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Saving Citi Bike

Monday, August 04, 2014

Final talks are underway on a deal to expand NYC's bikeshare program, Citi Bike, to new neighborhoods and to a new, higher membership fee. Kate Hinds, WNYC transportation reporter, shares the details.

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, August 04, 2014

Due to a miscommunication, an Acela train left Penn Station without its passengers. D.C. will begin training streetcar operators this week. The G.M. ignition switch fund has begun accepting claims. And: Boston's transit police are gently tweeting etiquette lessons.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Best Practices: Citi Bike, Teaching, Office AC, and Queens Tech Jobs

Monday, August 04, 2014

Citi Bike hopes to expand its reach and shore up its finances. WNYC Transportation Reporter Kate Hinds talks about the bike-share program’s plan to achieve both of those goals. Plus: a review of the latest news on the upcoming midterm elections; the best ways to teach teachers how to teach; an explanation of why the AC makes your office feel aggressively cold, even on hot summer days; and Jukay Hsu, founder of the Coalition for Queens, discusses his plan for the borough to become a hub for tech jobs.

Transportation Nation

The Park Avenue Tunnel Will Ring With the Sound of...Crustaceans

Friday, August 01, 2014

The Summer Streets installation was recorded in Russia, Thailand, Iceland and around the world.

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WNYC News

The Mystery of Christie's Deleted Bridgegate Text

Friday, August 01, 2014

WNYC

The mystery of the deleted text sent to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie from his incoming chief of staff at a key moment in the Bridgegate inquiry continues.

Lawyers for team Christie are refusing to supply any additional information about the deleted text, which first became public two weeks ago ...

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, August 01, 2014

The Senate passed a highway trust fund bill. Learning to drive in Manhattan is...interesting. Panasonic signed on to help Tesla build its Gigafactory. And: the driverless cars of the future will still require insurance.

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Transportation Nation

More Than Half of Citi Bike's Early Members Did Not Renew

Friday, August 01, 2014

A WNYC analysis of Citi Bike data suggests that almost 30,000 of the system’s first users haven't renewed. So what's the problem?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

It's (Not) Showtime: Why There's a Crackdown on Subway Performers

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Arrests of performers on the subway have more than quadrupled this year - here's how the arrests of dancers is in keeping with NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton's "Broken Windows" vision of policing.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Rayquan Perez of 2Live Describes the Life of a Subway Dancer

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Love them? Hate them? Don't understand how they do back flips on a moving train? Amid a crackdown on subway dancers, we talk to one who says he isn't going anywhere.

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Transportation Nation

Just How Bad Is Metro's Blue Line?

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Now the Silver Line is open, there's more competition for space in one train tunnel under the Potomac.

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Truck crashes are on the rise. Ambulances could benefit from a redesign. The Port Authority will use a fence try to prevent suicides off the George Washington Bridge. And: it's so hot in Moscow right now that airplane tires are sinking into the tarmac.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Cory Booker, Russell Simmons, and Visions of Peace

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Sen. Cory Booker is teaming up with Sen. Rand Paul on the REDEEM Act, a criminal justice reform bill. Booker explains the details of the legislation. Plus: Russell Simmons on Keep the Peace, a grant program he’s leading to help neighborhood organizations that work to reduce violence; cops are cracking down on acrobatic subway dancers (“it’s showtime!”); a request for listeners to call us from the weirdest place possible; a look back at Andrew Carnegie’s vision for peace; and one film critic shares his 54 favorite movies.  

Transportation Nation

In Ranking Subways, the #7 Is Number One

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

According to the annual State of the Subways poll, that dubious honor goes to the #2 train, which had longer-than-average waits between trains and more frequent breakdowns. And did we mention crowding?

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Senate passed a Highway Trust Fund bill designed to annoy House Republicans. Transit agencies are getting into the real estate business. New Jersey just can't quit its jughandles. And: want to watch a shark attack people on a subway car? Tonight's your night.

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Transportation Nation

These Are 10 of the People Killed by Cars in NYC This Year

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Here are the stories of 10 people who have died in car crashes in 2014 — 10 of the 138 killed on New York City streets. They are children and seniors, New Yorkers and visitors, drivers, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians.

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Transportation Nation

Port Authority Pays $300K Bridgegate Legal Bill

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WNYC

Your tolls at work:  It’s cost $301,003 so far for top legal talent to represent Port Authority of New York and New Jersey staffers involved in the Bridgegate scandal.

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