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WNYC News

Christie, Cuomo Veto Port Authority Reform; Politicians Howl

Sunday, December 28, 2014

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Governors Cuomo and Christie are rejecting legislators' attempts to reform the Port Authority. Instead, they are backing the recommendations of a panel they appointed.

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WNYC News

Police Use New Law to Charge MTA Driver in Pedestrian Death

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

The new version of Failure to Yield is only a criminal misdemeanor — but activists say that still has more teeth than merely getting a traffic infraction.

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Transportation Nation

MTA's New Etiquette Campaign: Keep Your Knees Together and Your Bodies Off the Pole

Monday, December 22, 2014

As subway ridership reaches record numbers, New Yorkers are getting "gentle but firm" reminders about courtesy and spatial awareness.
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The Takeaway

Forget The Land of Misfit Toys, This Is The Land of Lost Luggage

Monday, December 22, 2014

Where does forgotten luggage go? To the one and only Unclaimed Baggage Center. The store gets 7,000 new items from planes, trains, and buses around the country for resale each day.

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Transportation Nation

New Year's Eve Streetcar Ride In D.C.? Maybe, But No Promises

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The final round of safety documentation has begun, and there's a chance — a chance — that the system's opening could squeak in under the 2014 wire.
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Transportation Nation

In Record Year, D.C. Builds Nine Miles Of Bike Lanes

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The District, which is marking a record year for bike lane construction, now has a total of 69 lanes.
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WNYC News

US Travel Industry Carefully Eyeing Cuban Tourism

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

WNYC
American hotel and airline franchises are already eyeing the Cuban tourism industry after President Obama announced his intention to relax the embargo.

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Transportation Nation

MTA To Combat Subway Delays With 'Platform Conductors'

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ridership on the New York City subway is booming — and so are delays.
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Transportation Nation

The NYPD Doesn't Publicize Traffic Deaths a Quarter of the Time

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A homeless man, killed in a hit and run, was almost forgotten.  A WNYC investigation found his was one of 69 traffic deaths police didn't publicize, leaving crimes unsolved.
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WNYC News

A Parole Office Grows in Brooklyn

Monday, December 15, 2014

WNYC
All of the 6,072 people on parole in Brooklyn will soon be checking in with their parole officers at a new facility on the Gowanus Canal. Opponents hope a lawsuit will block the plan.

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Transportation Nation

Citi Bike's 'Shoddy' Management Left Riders In the Lurch: Audit

Friday, December 12, 2014

A new audit confirms what most New York City bike share users have already experienced: the system suffered from bad management. But officials say better days are ahead.
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Money Talking

A Good Week for Insider Trading

Friday, December 12, 2014

After an appeals court overtures two convictions, federal officials could have a harder time prosecuting insider trading.

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Transportation Nation

Bus Safety Campaign Blames Everyone But Drivers

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The video PSAs seek to "educate" people about how to not be hit by a bus, but they focus on texting and selfies — not the behavior of drivers.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Why Christie's Missing Texts Might Be Bridgegate's Smoking Gun

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WNYC Senior Editor for Politics and Policy Andrea Bernstein takes a look at why a series of text messages between Gov. Christie and a top aide during a legislative hearing.

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Transportation Nation

Frustrations Mount With New Doubts About D.C.'s Streetcar Launch

Monday, December 08, 2014

Businesses and residents along H Street are becoming impatient, as parking spots disappear while the streetcars continue safety runs — without passengers.
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Slate Culture Gabfest

Culture Gabfest Extra: Little Trip to the Big Dig

Monday, December 08, 2014

Julia Turner and her dad, Robert, take Dana Stevens and Stephen Metcalf on a tour of Boston and its infamous mega-construction project, the Big Dig.

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WNYC News

As NJ's Red Light Cameras Go Dark, Local Officials Say, 'Not So Fast!'

Friday, December 05, 2014

New Jerseys' red light cameras are set to go dark in less than two weeks. But local leaders and police officials are making a last-minute push to continue the program.

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, December 05, 2014

NASA successfully launched its new Orion spacecraft. Florida's commuter rail may expand service. And: meet the NY MTA's 'barn mother.'
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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Demonstrators protesting a NYPD officer's non-indictment blocked traffic across Manhattan. And: subway excavation unearthed a Roman farm from the 6th century BCE.
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Transportation Nation

Metro's Funding Needs Run Up Against Local Budget Realities

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Metro says it needs more money from its jurisdictions in D.C., Maryland and Virginia or it may have to cut rail service, even during rush hour.
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