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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

Equinox CEO on Citi Bike: I Can Confirm We're In Negotiations

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

While it's been widely reported that REQX Ventures is in talks to acquire a majority stake in Citi Bike, it's been difficult to get anyone involved in the negotiations to talk on the record about it. Until now.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What They're Gonna Do About the MTA

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The MTA has set up a Transportation Reinvention Commission, an advisory board on how the system can deal with growing ridership, climate change, and other challenges. Ray LaHood, former U.S. transportation secretary and now co-chair of the MTA's Reinvention Commission, talks about how they're taking public comment and what comes next.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Air Algerie pilots had asked to turn back. New Yorkers are loving Lyft into uselessness. The MTA deal with the LIRR cost $147 million. And a 12-year-old test driving went about as well as you'd think.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ray LaHood, Fighting for Rights, and the Real Dangers of Sitting

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Former U.S. Transportation Secretary and now co-chair of the MTA’s Reinvention Commission Ray LaHood talks about the agency’s plan to deal with more riders, climate change and other vexing problems, and how the advisory board is listening to suggestions from the public. Plus: the ongoing conflict in Gaza; the inventor of the treadmill desk explains why sitting is so bad for you and how you can get moving if you have a desk job; a lawsuit seeks to codify the right to record police officers in public places; and a look at the issues surrounding ethnic identity and plastic surgery. 

Transportation Nation

Details Emerge of Long Island Rail Road Contract

Monday, July 28, 2014

When the Metropolitan Transit Authority and Long Island Rail Road workers agreed on a new contract earlier this month, specific details were not disclosed. But those details can be found in the transit agency's most recent bond update. 

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Costa Concordia is getting scrapped. LA applies some urban acupuncture. Cameras may be coming to New York subway cars. And a six year old shames a bike thief.

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Transportation Nation

Pushing for Pre-Tax Transit for More People

Sunday, July 27, 2014

WNYC

Transit advocates posed the question to commuters: what would you do with $443 a year in savings on your MetroCard?

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WNYC News

A Music Booth in the Boogie Down Bronx

Saturday, July 26, 2014

WNYC

Residents of the Bronx can listen to some of their borough's most revered musicians as they wait for public transportation. 

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Transportation Nation

Pedestrian Infrastructure Lacking Ahead Of Saturday's Silver Line Opening

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Silver Line opens July 26, but pedestrian amenities like sidewalks and crosswalks are still lacking in parts of Fairfax County.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, July 25, 2014

Arrests for subway sex crimes are on the rise in NYC. There have been three collisions involving Houston light rail this week. Capital Bikeshare's key shortage may finally be over. And: no, Alec Baldwin won't apologize for that whole riding his bike on the sidewalk episode.

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On The Media

Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Airline Edition

Friday, July 25, 2014

When a commercial plane goes down, media speculation ensues. With the help of The Atlantic's James Fallows, we give you some tips that can help you comb through the coverage.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Would You Spend the MTA's Budget?

Friday, July 25, 2014

The MTA planning committee is meeting now to decide their spending priorities -- so how would you spend the MTA's capital improvement budget? Also -- how was today's lousy commute, with the L train down and other troubles?

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Transportation Nation

$12 Billion Gap Between Need and Funding at MTA, Comptroller Says

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The MTA is looking at more than $100 billion worth of projects over the next 20 years — and nowhere near that much money. That’s according to a new report by New York State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, July 24, 2014

There's a "new world order" in oil train safety. LA explores hit-and-run alerts. GM recalls another 800,000 cars. The computer system that issues American passports crashed. And Bostonians can jaywalk without (much) fear of fines. 

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Port Authority Promises Better Days Ahead for Beleaguered Bus Terminal

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WNYC

The Port Authority will spend $90 million on some quick fixes to improve its aging Midtown Manhattan facility. But officials say what the bus terminal really needs is to be completely replaced. That solution, however, is at least ten to 15 years away.

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The Takeaway

When the Skies Are Too Dangerous to Fly

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Less than a week after a Malaysia Airlines flight was shot out of the sky over a conflict zone in Ukraine, the FAA announced that no U.S. flights would be allowed to fly to Israel for a period of 24 hours after a rocket attack near Tel Aviv. What happens when the airspace becomes a war zone? 

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Transportation Nation

Silver Line Could Make Commutes Longer for Fairfax Residents

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Thousands of Virginia commuters could pay more for a longer trip on the Silver Line starting in just a few days.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Former NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg flew to Tel Aviv to make a point. The Senate could vote on transportation funding today. Five countries are responsible for 20% of the world's traffic deaths. And: Sarah Palin is blaming a Sammy Hagar song for her speeding ticket.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Flight Plans Over Conflict Zones

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

It's been a busy week in the world of aviation - MH17 shot down in Ukraine and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) banning US-airlines from flying to Tel Aviv for 24 hours. Barbara Peterson, senior aviation correspondent for Conde Nast Traveler and Jacques Astre, an airline transport pilot with over 30 years experience as an aviation safety inspector with the FAA, talk about how flight plans deal with conflict zones.

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