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October 24, 2018, 5am PDT
A one-seat train ride to JFK Airport has long been discussed, but it is not likely to happen. However, a number of options could improve the trip.
Crain's New York Business
October 21, 2018, 5am PDT
When the line shuts down for repairs next year, an uptick in cycling is expected. Infrastructure improvements will make this shift easier and could promote biking well into the future.
Curbed New York
October 12, 2018, 12pm PDT
The deadliest transportation accident in recent years has some asking whether more can be done to regulate modified vehicles, including limos.
NPR
October 5, 2018, 5am PDT
After delays and a groundbreaking that still has not happened, proposed changes to New York’s big resiliency project have not been well received.
Politico
September 27, 2018, 2pm PDT
Congestion management using parking strategies would be more politically palatable while delivering significant outcomes.
New York Times
August 30, 2018, 10am PDT
Express buses in Staten Island started their new routes August 19 with fewer routes and fewer stops and faster travel the MTA hopes.
AMNY
August 20, 2018, 6am PDT
Downzoning and building height restrictions have kept supply well behind demand in New York City, according to this article.
City and State New York
August 19, 2018, 7am PDT
New York's transit system will cut cleaning positions, reduce overtime, and delay service expansions to save money in the coming years.
Curbed
August 8, 2018, 12pm PDT
For doctors trying to provide mental health care to people who are incarcerated or detained by the New York City Department of Corrections, city jails pose a challenge — and provide an opportunity.
Urban Omnibus
August 8, 2018, 5am PDT
The West Thames Street Pedestrian Bridge is over budget and will not be completed until late 2019.
Crain's
July 6, 2018, 11am PDT
It's not enough for buses to be equipped with lifts or unfolding ramps, bus drivers need to know how to operate the ramps and they need to work. Often they don't.
City Limits
June 4, 2018, 11am PDT
Transit in general, and buses in particular, are losing riders, especially during off peak hours. Car pooling is down sharply as well.
theTransportPolitic
June 4, 2018, 5am PDT
Motivate operates Ford Gobike in the Bay Area, Citi Bike in New York and Divvy in Chicago among other bike share fleets.
CNET
May 3, 2018, 5am PDT
New York's Transit system has long lacked facilities to allow wheelchair users access to many of their stations.
Crain's New York Business
April 28, 2018, 7am PDT
Unlike previous generations that fled cities, in part over of fears of crime, today people leave many cities because they can't afford them.
The Economist
April 23, 2018, 10am PDT
Starting June 27, cars will no longer be allowed to drive through Central Park.
AM New York
March 22, 2018, 6am PDT
One in ten Chicago homes is currently underwater, more than double the national average.
Crain's Chicago Business
March 9, 2018, 1pm PST
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has been criticized by pedestrian safety activists and, when a driver ran a red light killing two young children, hundreds came out to confront the mayor in person.
The Village Voice
February 7, 2018, 1pm PST
Small cities are an asset to the country, so politicians and thinkers on the left and right would do well to stop calling for their inhabitants to flee, Henry Garbar argues in Slate.
Slate
January 5, 2018, 10am PST
Uber and other ride hailing services have put a lot of cars on the road. Could a congestion fee on users of these services help curb the impact of those cars?
The New York Times