Public transportation

Al Hater: Professional Islamaphobe Promises More Anti-Muslim Ads on NYC Buses and Subways

Al Hater: Professional Islamaphobe Promises More Anti-Muslim Ads on NYC Buses and Subways
Guess who's back? Right-wing blogger Pamela Geller is bringing back her Islamophobia with a new set of anti-Muslim ads set to run on New York City's buses and subways. It's part of her effort to bring freedom to America, you know, by suppressing the freedom of religion.
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TX's French Boast? High Speed Rail from Houston to Dallas One Step Closer to Reality.

TX's French Boast? High Speed Rail from Houston to Dallas One Step Closer to Reality.
The Texas Department of Transport and Federal Railway Authority announced in June that they were beginning an Environmental Impact Study for the proposed private Texas Central Railways High Speed Rail corridor between Houston and Dallas. This is a private venture that is proposing to use the "Japan Rail Central" N700-I system, an internationalized version of the 186mph HSR train running between Tokyo and Osaka. High speed rail sounds awfully European for the Lone Star State, though.
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Obama's Supertrain Plan to Connect the Midwest

Obama's Supertrain Plan to Connect the Midwest
High Speed Rail is a big part of President Obama's plan to beef up infrastructure, especially in the interior of the country, where bridges and roads have fallen into disrepair after a series of budget cuts. But it's not just about fancy bullet trains, there are a host of ways cities and towns would get connected, and faster.
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Americans Take 10.7B Trips on Public Transportation Last Year, Most Since 1956

Americans Take 10.7B Trips on Public Transportation Last Year, Most Since 1956
Americans are boarding public buses, trains and subways in greater numbers than any time since the suburbs began booming. Nearly 10.7 billion trips in 2013, to be precise — the highest total since 1956, according to ridership data reported by transit systems nationally and released Monday by the American Public Transportation Association.
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Justin Pritchard
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Don't Have a Strike, Man: City and BART Workers Close to Deal, Push Deadline to Tonight

Don't Have a Strike, Man: City and BART Workers Close to Deal, Push Deadline to Tonight
A major San Francisco Bay-area transit strike was averted for at least a day after two labor unions extended contract negotiations beyond a midnight deadline and agreed not to walk off the job Monday to allow more talks.
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Lisa Leff
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