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Challenge 5: One Small Observation

Friday, February 06, 2015

For today's challenge, we want you to take note of one person, object, or interesting, uninventable detail you would have missed if your nose were glued to your phone.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Politics of Measles; Misremembering; Joyce Carol Oates

Friday, February 06, 2015

The writer Joyce Carol Oates talks about her new work of fiction. Plus: your calls on a story you mis-remembered; the politics of measles and the vaccine; train accidents; and more.

Transportation Nation

Witness: Driver 'Suddenly Pulled Forward' Into Path of Metro-North Train

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Preliminary data from this week's deadly Metro-North collision shows the crossing gate warning system was "operating as designed," according to federal investigators.  
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Sink or Swim: de Blasio's Ferry Plan

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The mayor put forward a plan for expanded ferry service to all five boroughs in his State of the City address this week. We look at the numbers to see how that plan would (could) work.

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WNYC News

Metro-North Harlem Line Service Resumes Thursday

Thursday, February 05, 2015

After a train slammed into an SUV on the tracks Tuesday, commuters can expect delays as service returns.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ferry Dos and Don'ts; Elder Care; The History of Chickens

Thursday, February 05, 2015

We check in on two agenda items from the mayor's State of the City address: more ferries, and more density. Plus: how to care for elders and their caregivers; chickens; and more. 

Transportation Nation

Metro-North Investigation to Ask: Why Was She There?

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Federal investigators are on site in Westchester County, trying to determine what was happening in the moments before a Metro-North train collided with an SUV.
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Transportation Nation

6 Killed in Metro-North Crash in Westchester

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

A crowded Harlem Line train crashed into a Mercedes SUV in Valhalla on Tuesday evening, creating a fatal explosion — and the deadliest incident in the railroad's history.
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Transportation Nation

Even 40 Inches of Snow Would Be No Problem for These Trains

Monday, February 02, 2015

Today's storm hasn't been deemed "historic," as was last week's blizzard. But if it were to be, could the subways stay open? We analyzed every segment of the system to find the answer.
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Transportation Nation

Ice on the Third Rail Strands 7 Trains

Monday, February 02, 2015

Service on the No. 7 subway line was halted Monday morning after a build up of ice cut power to the third rail.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Never Too Late to Learn to Drive

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Adam Gopnik, a writer for the New Yorker and a grown-up, took his son to get a driver's permit and got one with him. He tells us what it's like to learn to drive as an adult in New York.

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WNYC News

Regular Weekday Service Resumes on NYC's Subways

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The MTA says commuters should check its website for service status today as the system gets back to a regular schedule.

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Transportation Nation

MTA Had Plan to Keep Subways Running Despite Heavy Snow

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

It's called Plan V. But Gov. Cuomo instead shut the nation's largest mass transit system down for the first time because of snow.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Last Word On The Storm (For Today)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

We'll get an update from Connecticut, from WNYC's Kate Hinds (on transit), and on how you're all doing. 

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Schoolbook

Snow Day: Blizzard Shutters Schools Across Region

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Snow days for the New York City public school system do not come easily, but with forecasts predicting two feet of snow and wind gusts up to 65 miles per hour, yes: school's canceled.
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Transportation Nation

Your Coming MTA Fare Hike, Explained

Thursday, January 22, 2015

As expected, the MTA voted Thursday to raise fares and tolls. But before you fixate on the 25-cent increase, take heart: there's another way of looking at it.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Catching a Train to Your Plane

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Governor Cuomo is proposing to build an AirTrain to LaGuardia Airport, like the links to JFK and Newark. We look at how train-to-airport transit works around the country.

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WNYC News

Why MetroCards Are Like Paper Towels

Thursday, January 22, 2015

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A WNYC data analysis shows that buying in bulk has its price: Riders from poor neighborhoods use more expensive fare cards.

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WNYC News

Cuomo to Call for an AirTrain to LaGuardia

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Gov. Cuomo told a business group he’ll propose a train link to LaGuardia, an overhaul of airports, and improvements to the MTA, roads and bridges.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Vision Zero Changed Your Intersection

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The city has redesigned 50 dangerous streets and intersections in the last year as part of the Vision Zero program. We check in on how they changed and the program's first year.

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