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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo axes plan to shut down the L Train

Governor Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that a new technique that has been used in Europe — but never in the US — is being studied by Cornell and Columbia engineers, who made the recommendation.

A marijuana tax could help fix New York's crumbling subway system

New York City's subway system has been in a "state of emergency" for more than a year now, as Gov. Cuomo once described.

Maryland Governor: 'Get ready' for Baltimore-Washington Hyperloop

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said he supports Elon Musk's Hyperloop project that will connect Baltimore and Washington.

The busiest commuter railway in the U.S. is falling apart

Amtrak will shut down several tracks along the Northeast Corridor to make long-overdue rail repairs, a move set to cause mass delays to commuters traveling on the LIRR and NJ Transit, Amtrak announced at a press conference Thursday morning.

New York City's Second Avenue Subway opens, 100 years later

The ‘greatest New York project never built’ has finally opened to the public. After a century of waiting, the public can finally ride New York’s Second Avenue Subway.

Trump's pick for transportation a big boost to Uber and Lyft

While much of Silicon Valley is reeling from the election results, companies that rely on the so-called "gig economy" like Uber and Lyft might be breathing a sigh of relief at President-elect Donald Trump's pick for transportation secretary.

Hyperloop One just hinted at its first passenger system

Hyperloop One may reveal plans for a Dubai-based Hyperloop system on Tuesday. The company tweeted about the event Sunday evening saying that the news will mark a "BIG moment in transportation history."

Uber's 'Elevate' project to bring flying cars to cities by 2026

Uber has launched a new project to bring flying cars to commuters by 2026. The company published a white paper today outlining its plans for Uber Elevate, a network of on-demand electric aircraft.

How the 'flat screen' symbol protects precious goods

Tired of having bicycles damaged in transit from the warehouse to the customer, a Dutch company has come up with an innovative way to protect its goods.

Elevated bus in China is finally starting tests

A new elevated bus design that hopes to ease congestion on Chinese city streets started tests this week. The design for the bus has been circulating the Internet since 2010, when it left many observers both flabbergasted and excited.

The Internet's take on the Toronto transit debate

The Toronto city council met for a key debate on transit projects yesterday. While many issues were on the table — including Smart Track and the Downtown Relief Line (DRL) — the main focus was the question of the Scarborough subway station.

Third day of mystery power surges cripple BART commuter trains

Oakland - Restoration of a full complement of train cars on the Bay Area's heavily traveled BART system could take months, officials said Friday after the third consecutive day of failures on the Pittsburg-Bay Point line.

Fire, power outage shut down part of Toronto's transit service

Toronto - A power outage sparked by a fire early Tuesday wreaked havoc on Toronto's transit lines, turning the morning commute into a slow crawl.

A look at the transit plans of each Canadian political candidate

Toronto - As Canadians head to the polls today to vote in the 42nd general election, it is as good a time as any to recap where each leader stands on Toronto’s most contentious issue, transit.

Buses for $5? Failed San Francisco transit startup auctions fleet

San Francisco - Like highly successful startups Amazon and Dropbox and, potentially, Uber and Lyft, Leap Transit started out to disrupt the everyday and make money by adding the Internet to whatever was already going on.

San Francisco streets jammed as transit worker protest continues

San Francisco - A worker sickout delayed San Francisco's morning and evening commutes for a second day Tuesday as thousands of transit employees stayed home to protest a controversial contract provision.

Mass sickout by transit workers cripples San Francisco commute

San Francisco - San Francisco's legions of downtown office workers faced a grindingly slow commute Monday after two-thirds of the city's transit operators called in sick in an apparent contract protest.

City of San Francisco initiates pedestrian safety program Special

San Francisco - Even though the turnout was modest, the WalkFirst focus group meeting on Dec. 18 at the Richmond Library, was very important. Its major focus was about pedestrian safety.

Op-Ed: Towards a better transit system

Toronto - Metrolinx, an organization that operates the transit system in the Greater Toronto area, is responsible for overseeing the construction of new diesel trains by 2015.

New York school bus drivers strike, parents seek alternatives

New York - More than 8,000 bus drivers and aides went on strike in New York City Wednesday morning. As a result, some 152,000 parents struggle to find their child transportation to school.

Op-Ed: US Dollar devalued on Toronto's transit system Special

Toronto - An extremely small sign at the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) collector booth in downtown Toronto startled me yesterday when I saw the sign that there will now be a 10% surcharge if you are paying in US Funds for your transit ride.

Mayor in hot water over photograph with Neo-Nazi at Toronto levee

Toronto - Yet again, controversy is engulfing the Mayor’s Office. This time, over a photograph that appeared online that shows Mayor Rob Ford posing for the camera with an apparent neo-Nazi during the annual New Year’s Levee at city hall.

Video: Transit of Venus across the sun (high definition)

An event not to happen again until 2117 had astronomers and amateur stargazers enthralled, as they gathered to watch the rare phenomenon.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's transit plan is defeated Special

Toronto - Wednesday evening after a long, hard day that resulted in victory, Toronto city councillor Joe Mihevc arrived to a community meeting in his ward announcing that Transit City was back in place.

Halifax Metro Transit Strike continues, no talks scheduled Special

Halifax - Negotiations between Metro Transit employees and Halifax Regional Municipality are all but frozen on this partly sunny, frigid weekend.

Op-Ed: San Franciscans near Ocean Beach get a shuttle express bus Special

San Francisco - Those who live near Ocean Beach in San Francisco's Sunset District often have a very difficult time getting to and from work. During peak commuter hours residents who ride the N-Judah trolley line often find themselves spending more than an hour

Olivia Chow brings National Public Transit Strategy Act to Ottawa

Toronto - A Canadian Member of Parliament is poised to introduce a national transit bill to the House of Commons today, according to her recent tweet.

Could TTC's Gary Webster be getting a pink slip? Special

Toronto - There's talk coming out from Toronto City Hall that TTC chief general manager Gary Webster's could be facing a pink slip.

San Francisco supervisors demand better service of transit system Special

San Francisco's public transportation system has been consistently observed and criticized. Both transit riders and city officials, especially the Board of Supervisors, are demanding better service.

Toronto Councillor John Parker discusses transit, GO/Metrolinx Special

Toronto - Although it is unclear at this time if all or parts of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) will be unloaded to the Government of Ontario, city councillors are discussing the pros and cons of such a move.
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Transit employees on strike Day 4, Dartmouth NS
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A subway station in NYC is covered with snow after a powerful blizzard pounds the city
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Two participants of the 2011 No Pants subway ride event
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Toronto City Council are meeting to discuss the city's transit future. Ryerson University students were in attendance listening to what was going on.
Toronto City Council are meeting today to discuss the city s transit future
Toronto City Council are meeting today to discuss the city's transit future
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TTC charges 10% surcharge to US visitors on transit
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Venus transit across sun
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Venus transit across the sun
Venus transit across the sun
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The November 15, 1999 Mercury Transit as seen by the Transition Region and Coronal Explorer (TRACE) spacecraft.
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A transiting planet causes a drop in the sun's brightness. The subtle change on the light curve can calculated.
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QUIET TIME: San Francisco Muni's West Portal Station is seen in a photo from 2005.
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Toronto City Council are meeting today to discuss the city s transit future
Toronto City Council are meeting today to discuss the city's transit future
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DOWN: High winds blew over a large tree across Interstate 80 in Vallejo, Calif., on Tuesday, blocking traffic was blocked in both directions for nearly an hour.
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SITE OF PROTEST: The elevated platform at BART's West Oakland station that caused Friday's temporary system closure is shown.
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Toronto City Council discuss the city's transit future
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On the platform of Toronto's subway station
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