WNYC: Transportation Nation

March 31, 2015, 6am PDT
Once the subway's pride, R-32 'Brightliner' trains that operate on the C line will soon disappear from service. Mid-century promo videos notwithstanding, the line's rolling stock was in dire need of an update.
WNYC: Transportation Nation
August 14, 2014, 5am PDT
The Port Authority bus terminal, located in Midtown, has been "stagnating as ridership has been rising" since the 1970s. Now a third of New Jersey commuters use the facility.
WNYC: Transportation Nation
July 31, 2014, 12pm PDT
A new feature on Transportation Nation will highlight the tragedy of traffic fatalities in New York City, by profiling the people who passed and the traffic circumstances that took them.
WNYC: Transportation Nation
May 8, 2014, 8am PDT
In a big victory for safe streets, New York City has released to the public an online database of crash data for the city. Previously, poor and incomplete data made creating safe streets "next to impossible."
WNYC: Transportation Nation
April 10, 2014, 9am PDT
Delivering the first example of a critical component of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” program, New York will lower the speed limit from 30 to 25 along Atlantic Blvd, which cuts through Brooklyn and Queens.
WNYC: Transportation Nation
March 18, 2014, 2pm PDT
February data shows a perceptible increase in the number of moving violations enforced in New York City compared to the year prior. The increase is at least partly because of how few traffic tickets were written in 2013.
WNYC: Transportation Nation
February 16, 2014, 7am PST
Remember the $8.7 billion Hudson River rail tunnel project that Chris Christie canceled in 2010 shortly after becoming governor? N.J. legislators investigating the September lane shut-down on the George Washington Bridge are now connecting the dots.
WNYC: Transportation Nation
January 8, 2014, 5am PST
Citi Bike's recent ridership is far from its autumn peak, but record cold has not prevented thousands of riders from using New York's popular bike-share system each day this month.
WNYC: Transportation Nation
January 1, 2014, 5am PST
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has announced that Polly Trottenberg, the third-ranking official at the US Department of Transportation, will become the next Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation. She's got big shoes to fill.
WNYC: Transportation Nation
December 20, 2013, 5am PST
It's been 21 years (and counting) since D.C. developed plans to build the Metropolitan Branch Trail's eight mile northern segment. The delayed project threatens the city's goal of increasing the proportion of biking and walking trips to 25 percent.
WNYC: Transportation Nation
December 6, 2013, 5am PST
With traffic deaths in New York City approaching falling homicide rates, calls for improving road safety are increasing. William Bratton, the former and future NYPD Commissioner, has signaled street safety will be a priority, exciting advocates.
WNYC: Transportation Nation
November 14, 2013, 5am PST
It won't take the approval of the state legislature to reduce speed limits on many of New York City's residential streets, just a City Council bill that takes advantage of a loophole in existing state law.
WNYC: Transportation Nation
October 24, 2013, 2pm PDT
In a debate held on Tuesday, and in a subsequent radio interview, leading New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio indicated he'd like to study whether to bring back automobiles to a stretch of Broadway that had been closed for pedestrians.
WNYC: Transportation Nation
October 15, 2013, 5am PDT
For the tenth time in eleven years, Amtrak hit another historic high in ridership in FY 2013. While overall ridership was up one percent, revenues were up more than 4 percent.
WNYC: Transportation Nation
October 13, 2013, 7am PDT
The NYPD's failure to produce usable traffic crash data, or agree to change their data gathering and reporting procedures, is just one example of the obstacles confronting implementation of the city's landmark open data law.
WNYC: Transportation Nation
October 6, 2013, 9am PDT
As cost estimates for California's high-speed rail system have risen, public support for the project has dropped. But desire for the project's predicted benefits remains strong.
WNYC: Transportation Nation
September 5, 2013, 9am PDT
A study finds that 20% of high school students cross the street while being distracted by a digital device.
WNYC: Transportation Nation
September 3, 2013, 12pm PDT
New York City's MTA is gearing up to wire all of its subway stations for cellular use, and has released the full list of application concepts created by developers for subway riders. The public can vote now -- what would make your ride better?
WNYC: Transportation Nation
July 26, 2013, 8am PDT
With five routes already in operation, New York City leaders are getting the taste for bus rapid transit. This week, one city council member introduced a bill that would require the city to develop a plan for a citywide BRT network.
WNYC: Transportation Nation
July 25, 2013, 2pm PDT
The long quest to transform Penn Station got a major boost yesterday when the New York City Council voted to renew Madison Square Garden's lease for just 10 years. The Garden's owners had sought an unlimited extension.
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