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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

One San Francisco street has seen more than half of the city's pedestrian deaths so far this year. Dallas has a new bike czar. NYC's yellow taxis are facing stiff competition. And: it turns out that transportation is a favorite topic for...Broadway musicals.

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Transportation Nation

"We’ve been around the block. We probably helped pave it."

Monday, July 21, 2014

The current Secretary of Transportation — and 11 of his predecessors — are urging Congress to get its act together and enact a long-term fix for the rapidly dwindling Highway Trust Fund.

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The Takeaway

All Eyes on Putin as Investigators Demand Access to Downed Jet

Monday, July 21, 2014

President Obama called on the Russian leader to compel Kremlin-backed separatists in Ukraine to open the crash site to investigators. Will Putin step in to defuse the crisis?

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Transportation Nation

Changes To D.C.'s Blue Line Leave Some Commuters Seeing Red

Monday, July 21, 2014

Some Metro rail commuters began their work week on a grumpy note, and it had nothing to do with the mere fact that it was Monday morning. But the new rail schedule is necessary to accommodate the opening of the Silver Line — which will happen this weekend.

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, July 21, 2014

NYC wrongly accused hundreds of people of operating illegal cabs. A future of driverless cars might actually mean more traffic, not less. New Orleans has a transit plan. And: a video of the world's first dog to drive a car.

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WNYC News

Forty-Five Years of a Giant Leap

Friday, July 18, 2014

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On Sunday, America celebrates the 45th anniversary of the Moon landing.

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Transportation Nation

In Virginia, Highways Grow Wider And Come With Tolls

Friday, July 18, 2014

The state’s top transportation planners unveiled plans Thursday designed to ease the commute on one of the region’s most congested roads. Commuters will get more highway capacity, but unless they are in an HOV-3 carpool they will have to pay a toll to use it.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Our Love/Hate Relationship with the LIRR

Friday, July 18, 2014

Has the aversion of an LIRR worker strike gotten you thinking differently about your train line? Nina Ruggieroam New York reporter, joins to discuss, and Long Island listeners call in with their reasons to both love and hate the Long Island Railroad.

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed over Eastern Ukraine was shot down by an anti-aircraft missile. Pennsylvania police might finally get radar guns. Bikeshare companies need more bikes. And phew, Long Island Rail Road won't be striking this weekend. 

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WNYC News

Governor's Intervention in LIRR Talks Prevents Repeat of History

Thursday, July 17, 2014

When negotiations between the Long Island Rail Road's union and the MTA hit a wall last week, officials looked to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to intervene.

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The Takeaway

Malaysian Jet Crashes at Russia-Ukraine Border

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Malaysia Airlines passenger plane was carrying nearly 300 people. Both Ukraine and the pro-Russian separatists the country is fighting have denied shooting it down.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Whose Side are You on in the LIRR Dispute?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Both sides are close to a "breakthrough" in the Long Island Railroad labor dispute. Long Island commuters - whose side are you on, what do you make of the union demands? Call 212-433-9692...

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Transportation Nation

Strike Averted: MTA, LIRR Agree to Tentative Deal

Thursday, July 17, 2014

After several rounds of contentious negotiations, New York's governor has announced a tentative contract deal between the MTA and Long Island Rail Road workers, who were days away from walking off the job.

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The MTA and LIRR Unions are talking, but not nicely. Car companies are eying Iran's 78 million consumers. Muni cars in San Francisco will get black box recorders. And the FBI is worried that driverless cars will be used as weapons. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Lyft Launches - And Unlaunches - in NYC

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lyft, that ride-sharing startup, was set to launch in  NYC until the city threatened to seize their cars for operating without a livery license. John Zimmer, co-founder and President of Lyft, discusses his efforts and what comes next.

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WNYC News

MTA and LIRR Unions Trade Verbal Swipes

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

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With the strike clock ticking, the MTA and Long Island Railroad union representatives are intensifying their rhetoric. 

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Transportation Nation

Queens Commuters Bracing for LIRR Strike, Too

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It’s not just Nassau County residents who would be hit by a Long Island Rail Road strike. Queens commuters can expect crowded buses, extra wait times and even lines at the subway, according to the MTA.

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The Takeaway

Scientists Invent the World's Darkest Material

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Batman, Coco Chanel, and Johnny Cash all had a thing for classic black. But a new material is so strikingly dark, it makes these icons look like they're wearing faded gray. Vantablack is a color the human eye has never seen before.

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Transportation Nation

MTA, LIRR Unions Back at Bargaining Table

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Following a call from New York's governor, the MTA and unions representing Long Island Rail Road workers resume negotiations Wednesday afternoon. Without a settlement, 5,400 workers will walk off the job at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Congress passed a stopgap measure to pay for the Highway Trust Fund. At least 44 million gallons of crude oil move through New York via train each week. The new Goethals Bridge will get a suicide-prevention fence. And: welcome to New Orleans, where transit costs are high and service is low.

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