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.
Nov 14, 2013 WNYC: Transportation Nation
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.
Oct 24, 2013 WNYC: Transportation Nation
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.
Oct 15, 2013 WNYC: Transportation Nation
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.
Oct 13, 2013 WNYC: Transportation Nation
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.
Oct 6, 2013 WNYC: Transportation Nation
A study finds that 20% of high school students cross the street while being distracted by a digital device.
Sep 5, 2013 WNYC: Transportation Nation
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?
Sep 3, 2013 WNYC: Transportation Nation
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.
Jul 26, 2013 WNYC: Transportation Nation
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.
Jul 25, 2013 WNYC: Transportation Nation
Thanks to an executive order issued this week, New York City's government buildings will become another tool in Mayor Michael Bloomberg's multipronged effort to fight obesity.
Jul 18, 2013 WNYC: Transportation Nation