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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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Transportation Nation

Citi Bike's Parent Company Changes Name

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Alta Bicycle Share not only has new ownership, but a new name. Effective immediately, the company is now known as Motivate.
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Transportation Nation

Threatened Cuts to Overnight PATH Service Officially Dead

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Something that wasn't likely to happen in the first place now really won't happen.
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The Takeaway

What the Car of the Future Will Look Like

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Imaging the car of the future is a real gig and Sheryl Connelly has it—she's the head of global consumer trends and futuring manager for Ford.

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The Takeaway

Goodbye Prius, Hello Gas Guzzler?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Is it true that as soon as gas prices drop people stop riding the subway and start buy new gas guzzlers? A transportation expert explains what really happens.

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WNYC News

For Drivers Who Kill or Maim, a Call for Prosecution

Sunday, January 11, 2015

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The families and friends of those killed by reckless drivers gathered on the steps of City Hall Sunday holding pictures of loved ones along with signs that read: “No Charges Filed.”

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The Takeaway

Surprising Twist: GOP May Raise Gas Tax

Friday, January 09, 2015

A few powerful GOP senators are signaling that they're open to the idea—even House Speaker John Boehner, who personally opposes raising the gas tax, hasn't ruled it out.

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The Takeaway

Portlanders Struggle to Say Goodbye to Airport Carpet

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Portlanders are bidding a fond farewell to the carpet at the Portland Airport. Yes, the carpet. 

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WNYC News

A Year After 'Traffic Problems' Email, Bridgegate in 18 Stories

Thursday, January 08, 2015

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It's been a year since Chris Christie's worst day in office.  Here's what we've learned so far about his administration's role in the George Washington Bridge scandal.

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Transportation Nation

The DMV Could Be More than Just a Place to Sit and Wait

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Governor Cuomo's DMV commissioner resigned last month. Now, transportation advocates want the department transformed into one that cares about street safety.
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Transportation Nation

Queens Family Still Waits for Justice in Traffic Death

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

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A judge finally hears what happened when an SUV ran over 3-year-old Allison Liao, then says he'd deliver his ruling in the future.
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Transportation Nation

Variations in Tip Button Math Nets Cabbies $5.2M Annually

Monday, January 05, 2015

Credit card machines in New York City cabs suggest tips of 20, 25 or 30 percent. But it turns out many riders end up tipping 21 percent. Why?
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The Takeaway

How Airlines Cash In on Our Discomfort

Monday, January 05, 2015

Flying is more uncomfortable than ever, and the airlines made it that way. If you want relief, you have to pay. 

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Transportation Nation

NYC Pedestrian Deaths Hit Record Low...Maybe

Friday, January 02, 2015

According to the New York City Department of Transportation, fewer pedestrians died this year than ever before. But that depends on how you do the counting.
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WNYC News

Two More Resignations at Troubled Thruway Authority

Thursday, January 01, 2015

A spokesman for the Authority confirmed the departures of its Executive Director and Chief Financial this week, following the chair's resignation in early December.

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Transportation Nation

NY State DMV Commissioner Resigns

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Barbara Fiala, who held the post since 2011, largely flew under the radar — until a tumultuous autumn had street safety advocates calling for her resignation.
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Transportation Nation

Streetcar Opening Awaits Fourth D.C. Mayoral Administration

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

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You won't be riding D.C.'s streetcar on the first day of 2015.
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Subway Emergency Exit Alarms Will No Longer Drive You Nuts

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Yorkers, our long national nightmare of alarmed subway emergency exit doors is finally over.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mayor Fulop, Defending PATH

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Jersey City mayor Steve Fulop argues that Governor Christie's veto of overnight PATH service will hurt the state.

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