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A man rides an electric bicycle down Ninth Avenue in Hell's Kitchen. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  July 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 28 Comments
The bikes are illegal, but are prevalent on city streets. Restaurant visits by the Department of Transportation and a bill to increase fines may cut down on their use.
Rafael Pi Roman, host of MetroFocus.
July 19, 2012 5:44 PM | 1 Comment
From transit experts to New Yorkers seeking traffic safety, MetroFocus looks at new proposals and the large-scale projects that will improve overburdened transit systems.VIDEO
City & State  |  July 18, 2012 1:14 PM | Comments
City & State profiled transit's major players about the big infrastructure issues.
Cody Lyon for Gotham Gazette  |  July 18, 2012 11:16 AM | Comments
In the near future, subway riders exiting a station may be able to use their fare cards to use bikes at docking stations.
Constuction on the Alexander Hamilton Bridge will cause delays on the George Washington Bridge. Flickr/ parvapax.
David Cruz for NJ Today  |  July 15, 2012 1:11 PM | Comments
For at least three months, a road rehabilitation project at the Alexander Hamilton Bridge will cause massive delays for traffic heading eastbound onto the George Washington Bridge.VIDEO
Constuction on the Alexander Hamilton Bridge will cause delays on the George Washington Bridge. Flickr/ parvapax.
NJ Today  |  July 12, 2012 5:11 PM | Comments
Construction on the Alexander Hamilton Bridge will cause delays on the George Washington Bridge.
Taxi drivers and union members gathered on the steps of City Hall Wednesday. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  July 11, 2012 6:58 PM | Updated: July 12, 2012 2:36PM | 6 Comments
If the proposed fare increase is approved, six cents per ride will be deposited into a healthcare fund for drivers.
Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
John Farley  |  July 9, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
On City of Water Day, the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance will reintroduce New York to its lifeblood.
Lindsay Armstrong  |  July 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 9 Comments
The MTA's plans to divert riders with disabilities to public transportation and taxis are being questioned by advocates.
A cyclist cruises down a New York City bike lane. Both houses of Congress passed a new transportation bill on Friday, which, according to the organization America Bikes, could reduce bike and pedestrian funding by 60 to 70 percent. Flickr/CarlosPacheco
John Farley  |  July 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The bill, passed at the last minute in Congress, received both sighs of relief and strong negative reactions from law makers and transit advocates.
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