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New Shooting, Same Question: Should Transit Cops Have Guns?

Turnstyle | Posted 09.07.2011 | Media

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Volatile Gas Prices: Public Anger, Secret Panic

Catherine Lutz | Posted 08.19.2011 | Business
Catherine Lutz

Rich enough to buy a Bentley on a whim or poor enough to be set back by a simple traffic fine, Americans are angry about gas prices. This upsurge of emotion is about much more than money.

America's Tomorrow: Equity In a Changing Nation

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

For America to compete moving forward, we can't continue squandering the skills and potential of millions of young men and women.

Lucia Graves

Environmental Coalition Backs Sen. Sherrod Brown's New Green Jobs Bill | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.26.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) joined green jobs leaders Thursday to tout a merger of green development groups and planned advocacy for ...

Will NYC Transit Chief Force Google To Unmask Blogger?

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The head of New York City's transit union wants to go after an anonymous blog that has blasted him, and he asked a court Friday to ma...

The F Word: Public Workers Getting Snowed

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Laura Flanders

Non-New Yorkers gloat beware -- the Big Apple's storm offers just a taste of the problems that are likely to be coming your way.

What Really Happened in 2010

Laura Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Barrett

The truth is, 2010 wasn't an easy year for anyone. And that's what makes the string of transportation equity victories we've won together this year even more extraordinary.

Mehserle Sentencing and the Unanswered Question: Should Transit Cops Have Guns?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Charlie Foster Just how long Johannes...

Transportation Investments: We Need to Think Big

Edward Wytkind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

The short-term benefit investment in transportation is the creation of millions of good jobs. The long-term benefit is ensuring that America remains competitive in a global economy.

NJ Gov. Christie Halts $8B Train Tunnel | TOM NAMAKO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The nation's most expensive transportation project is about to get stopped dead in its tracks. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to kill the...

AAA: Their Policies should be as Good as their Service. A conversation between Larry Cohen and Dick Jackson.

Larry Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Larry Cohen


Venezuela Plane Crashes With 47 Aboard

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) CARACAS, Venezuela — A plane carrying 51 people from a Caribbean island crashed Monday in eastern Venezuela, and officials said 33 survived...

Women-Only Trains Introduced In Indonesia

AP | IRWAN FIRDAUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia — As the train rattled into Indonesia's capital, 19-year-old Wiwit Wahyuningsih leaned back in a soft, pink-cushioned seat in...

The Tremendous Potential (and Ultimate Limitations) of Buses

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Improving bus service is the low-hanging fruit, the missing link in the city's transportation network. But there is still considerable opposition to Select Bus Service in New York City.

Our Broken Regions - Fixing the Hidden Cause of our Economic Downfall

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

Sustainable regions are only possible if all people have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Areas that embrace this "regional equity" focus will be on the fast-track to economic stability and growth.

The Subway's 7 Line Goes to Washington

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Harry Moroz

The construction of the subway's 7 line demonstrates just how haphazard transportation planning and construction has become in the United States.

The United States of Transportation Inequity

Laura Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Barrett

The overwhelming majority of Americans want more public transportation, not less. But if cuts are an inconvenience for Americans who have transportation options, they can be a disaster for Americans who don't.

The Bike Lane Wars

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

There is a solution to New York city traffic, but I don't think Marty Markowitz will like it. We must take steps to reduce the number of cars on the road, even as the city's population grows.

Senate Fight for Transportation Equity

Laura Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Barrett

Eight powerful senators struck a blow for the millions of Americans who depend on public transportation, introducing the Public Transportation Preservation Act.

Report: New York City Scores High, But Not In Livability, Crime, Transit Or Housing Costs

The New York Observer | Eliot Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Partnership for New York City and PricewaterhouseCoopers have a new study out measuring global cities, and New York scores high, leading many cate...

Without Transit Improvements, NYC Growth Will Stagnate

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Overcrowding on public transit doesn't just result in slower commutes; it also slows the city's growth.

A preview of Obama's "scalpel"?

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

Local governments now have about 70 million reasons to pay attention to the way stimulus-funded infrastructure projects affect low-income people and c...

Scary Transit Issues

Gene Russianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gene Russianoff

What Halloween would be complete without the annual Straphangers Campaign trick o' treat of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority?

The Former Music Capital of the World

Joe Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joe Robinson

One of the effects of gridlock that never comes to mind for our city nonplanners is the toll it takes on the arts and cultural events.

Fixing New York's Transit System

Gene Russianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gene Russianoff

The new MTA management must be able to come back to the legislature and to the riders and say, we did what we promised, on time and on budget.