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The Customer Isn't Always Right

Friday, April 25, 2014

Users of the app-based car service Uber probably already know that passengers get to rate their drivers after a trip. But they might be surprised to discover that the drivers are rating passengers too. Manoush speaks with Uber driver Ganu Salami about the passenger rating system, and with University of Denver law professor Nancy Leong about its potential to be discriminatory.

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Transportation Is the Number One Cause of Worker Deaths

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Almost 2,000 of the 4,628 workplace fatalities that year involved some kind of moving vehicle: a car, truck, boat, plane, train, even “animals used for transportation purposes.”

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Contractor Hands Over Silver Line, Moving It Closer To Passenger Service

Thursday, April 24, 2014

For the first time, the Silver Line finally has a projected opening date. Or rather an opening season: D.C.'s transit agency said Thursday the delay-dogged line would open "this summer."

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, April 24, 2014

New York's MTA will use some pension money to pay for worker raises. Philadelphia won't get bike share until next spring. Canada toughened standards for rail cars. Despite recalls, G.M. is still turning a (slim) profit this year. And: why the Koch brothers are battling a transit project in Nashville.

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Hell's Kitchen 'Overwhelmed' by Buses

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

More than 8,000 buses cross the Hudson every weekday, bringing New Jersey commuters into Manhattan. But once buses get in to the city, there’s no place for them to park.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bus service is about to be slashed in Seattle. More subpoenas were issued in the ongoing Bridgegate probe. JetBlue pilots voted to unionize. And: most Texans talk on the phone while driving, and nearly half text or use email.

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MTA, LIRR Meeting With White House Mediators This Week

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

There's an offer on the table in the labor dispute between New York's MTA and the Long Island Rail Road workers unions.

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A Year Before Opening, Virginia Toll Road Builder Launches E-ZPass Campaign

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

WAMU

The firm building the 95 Express Lanes in Northern Virginia wants carpoolers to get their E-ZPass transponder now, even though the new HOT lanes stretching are not expected to open until early next year.

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Taxi Safety Could Include Black Boxes and Letter Grades

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The city's newly appointed Taxi and Limousine Commissioner says poor driving habits need to be unlearned—and the city is getting ready to school bad drivers.

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Life of the Law

Privacy Issues

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

You’re driving your car down a street and as you pass, a camera takes a photo of your license plate. Who is taking the photo and what are they doing with the information? Reporter Cyrus Farivar has our story.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Starting next month, every single D.C. license will need to be replaced. Dozens of rail crashes have been linked to medical issues that could have been found in a health screening. Exxon Mobil must pay NYC $105 million for contaminating groundwater. And: take a tour of China's so-called ghost towns.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, April 21, 2014

New documents emerge in GM recalls, but car buyers don't seem fazed. Hope fades for the hundreds still missing in the Korean ferry disaster. NYPD is writing more tickets for dangerous driving. And a streetcar would bring "romance" to the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront. 

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NYPD Writing More Tickets for Dangerous Driving

Friday, April 18, 2014

A new WNYC analysis shows enforcement of the most dangerous moving violations is up citywide. Targeting dangerous driver behavior is central to Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan to reduce traffic deaths.

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US Senator Sees "Staggering" Number of Safety Violations at Metro-North

Friday, April 18, 2014

The railroad racked up 139 safety violations over the past decade, and incurred almost half a million dollars in fines, according to data released today.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, April 18, 2014

New York's subway and bus workers get a new contract. The Grand Concourse gets slower speeds. Questions grow about the captain's actions in the South Korean ferry disaster. And banks play a "shadowy role" in private plane ownership. 

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Labor Deal for Bus and Subway Workers

Thursday, April 17, 2014

WNYC

After two years of occasionally rancorous negotiations, the MTA and the union representing 34,000 transit workers have announced a tentative deal to give the rank-and-file 2 percent raises in each of the next three years. That's on top of a retroactive 1 percent raise that covers the last two years.

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Google Glass Behind the Wheel? Lawmakers Say No

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A new bill would let victims sue Google.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Horse(less?) Carriages

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Josh Robin, NY1 political reporter, reports on the battle to preserve horse-drawn carriages in the city (with actor Liam Neeson taking a leading role) against Mayor de Blasio's promise to end the business now under attack for mistreating the animals.

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Delays Persist on D.C.'s Silver Line Project

Thursday, April 17, 2014

WAMU

The 11-mile, $3 billion project is behind schedule, and frustration is growing.

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TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, April 17, 2014

New York City should do "whatever it takes" to keep Citi Bike going. The freight rail industry will miss a major safety deadline. There may still be survivors in the capsized Korean ferry. And local officials want free wifi at JFK and LaGuardia. 

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