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Cyclists Pressure D.C. Council To Change Crash Law, But Passage Uncertain

Friday, November 07, 2014

A legislative effort to help pedestrians and bicyclists injured in D.C. traffic crashes seek compensation for their injuries has been postponed.
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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, November 07, 2014

An airbag manufacturer may have known of deadly risks a year ago. Rockaway ferry supporters are not happy service has ended. And: jet fuel costs are down, but don't expect a fare war.
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Transportation Nation

NYC's New Speed Limit: Your Questions, Answered

Thursday, November 06, 2014

A major plank of Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero initiative is going into effect. Here's what you need to know.
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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Thursday, November 06, 2014

A new headset can help blind people navigate cities. Changes are coming to the Congressional Transportation Committee. And climate change could mean a high line for cars. 
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Transportation Nation

What Does Maryland's New Governor Mean for the Future of the Purple Line?

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The Republican businessman who won Tuesday's Maryland gubernatorial election might not squash the transit project as many assume.
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Transportation Nation

If NYC Fixed This Intersection, Why Do People Keep Dying There?

Thursday, November 06, 2014

WNYC
A WNYC analysis shows that the most common location for NYC pedestrians to die is in a crosswalk with the light.
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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Voters passed transportation ballot initiatives in several states. The CEO of Uber has big plans. And: a map of where the (expensive) bike thefts are reported in Manhattan.
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Transportation Nation

What It Takes to Get a Speed Camera in D.C.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Residents of one D.C neighborhood finally got a speed camera installed at a busy intersection, but they say the process is too difficult and time-consuming — and won't fix the problem.
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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Today's election will not only decide the future composition of Congress, but big transportation issues in states across the country.
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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Monday, November 03, 2014

The U.N. released a dire report about greenhouse gas emissions. Halloween is grisly for pedestrians. And: that no-fly zone in Ferguson this summer was set up to keep media out.
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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Friday, October 31, 2014

1,249 passengers have had enhanced Ebola screening at 5 U.S. airports. N.J. stays mum about crude oil rail shipments. And: a dismal NYC subway station is getting a one-day makeover.
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Money Talking

What it Feels Like to Drive 80 MPH and Never Touch the Gas Pedal

Friday, October 31, 2014

Will Knight did just that, and says he was nervous at first, and then relaxed. But the likelihood of actually buying a self-driving car one day soon? That’s another story.

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Money Talking

The Myth of the Self-Driving Car

Friday, October 31, 2014

They’re all over the media these days. But good luck finding one on the road. Why the path to the self-driving car might be longer and bumpier than you think.

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Transportation Nation

Giant Bit Drills Subway Car

Thursday, October 30, 2014

AP
The construction drill bit pierced the ceiling of a subway tunnel in Queens, coming into contact with an occupied train a short distance away from a station platform.
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Transportation Nation

At a Corner With New Safety Measures, Another Death-By-Bus

Thursday, October 30, 2014

WNYC
After a bus killed a 23-year-old woman at a Queens intersection, the DOT redesigned the streets for better safety. And now, a bus has killed a man at the same spot.
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Transportation Nation

Ridesharing Legislation Passes D.C. Council Over Protests Of Cabbies, Teamsters

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Uber is not going anywhere. That was the message from the D.C. Council, which voted 12-1 to legalize and regulate ridesharing apps like UberX, Lyft and Sidecar.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jam-Packed Subways

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

September saw the most riders on the subway since the 1940s, and that was before widespread car ownership and suburban expansion. Where do transit planners go from here?

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Transportation Nation

TN MOVING STORIES: Transpo News Links from Around the Web

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Citi Bike expands, slowly. Chicago bridges will close for tightrope walking. The hunt for Uber's unicorn. And, a street harassment journey through New York City. 
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Herbie Hancock; Harry Shearer; Naomi Klein

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sam Schwartz on the packed subways; Naomi Klein looks back a few years to Occupy Wall Street; Harry Shearer talks about his new show “Nixon’s the One;” and jazz legend Herbie Hancock. 

Transportation Nation

Citi Bike Saved

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New York City's troubled blue bike share system has a white knight. That means more bikes, more neighborhoods—and a higher cost of membership.
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