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City Council Funds New Countdown Clocks for Buses

Monday, June 30, 2014

Transit advocates are praising members of the New York City Council for allocating almost $2.8 million dollars in the budget that was just approved for countdown clocks at bus stops.

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Transportation Nation

MTA Bus Service Changes Sunday

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Four years after the MTA slashed service on dozens of bus routes to close a budget gap, some of it is on the comeback trail. Here's what's new, what's returned, and what's being extended.

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Transportation Nation

Meeting Between MTA and LIRR Workers Yields Nothing but More Bad Feelings, Finger Pointing

Friday, June 27, 2014

A MTA-scheduled meeting that the LIRR unions had threatened to boycott did indeed happen Friday — but without any resolution to the ongoing contract dispute.

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Transportation Nation

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Friday, June 27, 2014

The committee investigating Bridgegate wants more sworn testimony. L.A. approved a rail-to-airport connection. Hyundai made a car that can detect speed cameras. And: the solitary life of the blimp pilot: great views, but one must pee in a bottle.

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Transportation Nation

Meet the MTA's Reinvention Committee

Thursday, June 26, 2014

A former U.S. DOT secretary will be co-chairing a group tasked with preparing New York City's transit system for the ravages of climate change — and the city's changing demographics.

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Transportation Nation

Rockaway Ferry Given Fourth Lifeline, Service Extended to Fall

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Commuters from the Rockaways who've come to rely on the daily ferry service between Rockaway Beach and Lower Manhattan have been given another lifeline.

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Transportation Nation

Cabbies Snarl Traffic In Downtown D.C. To Protest Rideshare

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Several hundred horn-honking D.C. taxicabs descended upon downtown Washington to protest what they view as unfair competition from unregulated, on-demand ridesharing services.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet has moved south. Muni is getting a new map. The Corvette Museum will keep its car-swallowing sinkhole. And: things could be looking up for the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

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WNYC News

EPA, Environment Groups Want Further Review of Tappan Zee Loan Proposal

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Environmental advocates are already asking a state panel to delay a vote on the governor's proposal to use more than $500 million in loans from the Clean Water Fund to help pay for construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

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Transportation Nation

More Speed Cameras Coming to NYC and Long Island

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The law allows for 120 new cameras to be installed near school zones in New York City, as well as 69 cameras in Suffolk County and 56 in Nassau. “If you think speed cameras are intrusive, don’t break the law," said Governor Cuomo.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Sales of new MetroCards have plummeted since NY introduced a replacement fee. San Francisco wants to ban an app that lets users 'auction off' public parking spaces. And: a Philadelphia bank robber was caught after trying to use a SEPTA bus as a getaway car.

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Transportation Nation

MTA Says Latest LIRR Offer Is 'Everything They Want'

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The MTA's latest offer comes close to what the unions want — but new employees would be treated a little differently than existing ones.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Getting Clean: Should Car Wash Owners Need a License?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The car wash industry has come under fire for its labor practices in the past and now the city council is looking at requiring greater regulation of the business. 

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Transportation Nation

When the Silver Line Opens, Your Dating Life Will Get a Lot More Exciting

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Now that the D.C. region's Silver Line has an opening date, it also has an ad campaign.

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

NJ Governor Christie's office is being probed about how it's paying for work on the Pulaski Skyway. London's transit system built a bus stop entirely out of Lego. NYC's top cop thinks subway cars should have cameras. And: would-be carjackers in Seattle were foiled by a manual transmission.

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MTA Megaprojects: Behind Schedule and Over Budget

Monday, June 23, 2014

The revamped Fulton Transit Center, which was supposed to open this Thursday, now...won't. And that's not the only MTA megaproject that's behind schedule.

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Transportation Nation

Metro Sets Official Start Date For Silver Line: July 26

Monday, June 23, 2014

After months of delays and contractor problems, the Silver Line finally has an opening date.

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Monday, June 23, 2014

A faulty rail was apparently not the cause of the May subway derailment in Queens. New Jersey's bike share program is delayed. Millions of cars are being recalled due to airbags. And: San Francisco will start operating a bus shower for the homeless.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Challenging the Status Quo

Monday, June 23, 2014

Zephyr Teachout has announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for New York governor. She makes her progressive case in her challenge to Governor Cuomo. Plus: a compromise may be in the works for the new LG headquarters near the Palisades that opponents say will ruin the view; remembering the Freedom Summer campaign, which aimed to register as many African-American voters as possible back in 1964; and a look at how GM silenced an inspector who blew the whistle on safety issues in the company's cars.

Transportation Nation

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Some people involved with Bridgegate could be facing indictment. A Cincinnati sinkhole almost swallowed a city bus. L.A. may replace concrete sidewalks with rubber ones. And: vintage Checkers descend upon Brooklyn today.

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