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WNYC News

Airport Workers, Elected Officials Block LGA Entrance to Demand Better Wages

Thursday, January 15, 2015

WNYC
Airport workers sat down on the 94th Street bridge leading to LaGuardia to demand higher pay, benefits and a unionized contract from the Port Authority.

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WNYC News

For Drivers Who Kill or Maim, a Call for Prosecution

Sunday, January 11, 2015

WNYC
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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New Jersey News

Pothole on Road to White House: Can Christie afford a gas tax hike?

Monday, December 01, 2014

New Jersey will run out of money to fix roads, repair dilapidated bridges and buy new rail cars a year early, as Governor Chris Christie prepares for an expected presidential run.

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WQXR Blog

NYC Subway Performers: We're Being Over-Policed

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Acrobats, dancers and musicians who perform in New York City's subway system are decrying what they say is heavy-handed policing.

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WNYC News

Decrepit Port Authority Bus Terminal Gets a Little Extra Money

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

After a barrage of complaints from commuters and lawmakers, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced it will spend $90 million to make improvements to its aging bus terminal on Manhattan's West Side.

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WNYC News

Bus Terminal Commuters: "Can we Get a Fan, at Least?"

Thursday, July 03, 2014

WNYC

As the summer heats up, Port Authority staff has been brought in to better control the temperature at the bus terminal. But it's a old building, and many waiting areas don't have functioning AC.

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New Jersey News

Port Authority -- Or Politburo?

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

N3

Both Democrats and Republicans seemed dumbfounded by the lack of oversight exercised by at least one member of the Port Authority's board of commissioners.

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Transportation Nation

34,000 NJ Vehicles Will Need to Find a Detour Starting April 12th

Monday, March 31, 2014

WNYC

A decaying bridge connecting New Jersey commuters to New York City is closing down for two years as part of a $1 billion renovation project. 

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Transportation Nation

Three NJ Cities to Launch Regional Bike Share System

Thursday, February 20, 2014

WNYC

Hoboken, Jersey City and Weehawken are partnering up to launch a regional bike sharing program this summer.

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New Jersey News

Go to Hoboken... Just Don't Drive There

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

WNYC

As of October, Hoboken generated $150,000 in residential parking fees, and $3.5 million in parking tickets. Some residents question whether there is an incentive to relieve the parking congestion.

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New Jersey News

Port Authority Heads Asked to Testify on George Washington Bridge Closures

Friday, November 22, 2013

WNYC

The transportation committee of the New Jersey State Assembly has asked the heads of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to testify in a hearing on the abrupt lane closures to the George Washington Bridge in early September. The legislators are trying to find out whether Chris Christie loyalists backed up traffic just to punish a local mayor who didn't endorse the governor.

 

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Transportation Nation

NJ Lawmakers Ask Port Authority to Explain Abrupt Lane Closures at GWB

Thursday, November 14, 2013

WNYC

The closures caused huge traffic jams and came as a surprise to government officials, who are usually notified if there are going to be changes in traffic patterns.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues in 30 Days: The State of the MTA

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

It's Transportation Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

Transportation Nation's Andrea Bernstein and Jim O'Grady discuss the MTA's capital projects, planned fare increases and what the next mayor can, and can't, do about it.

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Transportation Nation

WNYC, Transportation Nation, Win Online News Association Award

Monday, October 21, 2013

WNYC, WNYC's Data News team and Transportation Nation have won one of the most prestigious awards in journalism: the Online News Association award for breaking news during storm Sandy. Other winners included the Guardian for its work covering the NSA and the Boston Globe for reporting on the Boston Marathon bombing. 

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Schoolbook

Chart: Biggest Threat to Schoolchildren? Cars

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

As New York City's 1.1 million schoolchildren make their way to school on sidewalks and subway platforms, the biggest danger they face is swift-moving traffic. A WNYC and Transportation Nation examination of traffic safety data reveals a few ways that kids are different from adults when it comes to pedestrian hazards.

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Transportation Nation

Candidate Thompson Chimes In With NY Transpo Plan

Monday, August 19, 2013

WNYC

Like his fellow Democratic mayoral candidates, Bill Thompson says he has a plan to improve transportation in New York City.

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Transportation Nation

City Council Limits Lease on Madison Square Garden, Makes Way for a New Penn Station

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

WNYC

The New York City Council took the first step in a long process to remake Penn Station, Wednesday. It voted overwhelmingly to limit the lease on Madison Square Garden, which sits atop nation's busiest transit hub. 

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WNYC News

DOT Demos Bike Share at Navy Yard

Sunday, May 12, 2013

With the city’s long awaited bike share program just two weeks from getting underway, the Department of Transportation gave reporters access to a few bikes and stations at the Brooklyn Navy yard on Sunday.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Columbus Ave. Bike Lane Stand-Off

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Kate Hinds, producer/reporter with Transportation Nation, talks about stalled plans to extend the protected bike lane along Columbus Avenue and the effects of bike lanes on commerce. Mel Wymore, former chair of Community Board 7 and proponent of the bike lane, joins the conversation.

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