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Department Of Transportation

  1. conflicts of interest
    Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Owns Stock She Vowed to Divest: ReportDespite owning gravel company stock she agreed to divest, the Department of Transportation said that Chao isn’t engaged in an ethical violation.
  2. Trump Plunges Ahead With Attack on Fuel Standards and CaliforniaIn a long-debated development, the administration freezes gas mileage standards and revokes California’s decades-old authority to be greener.
  3. GOP Senate Candidate in West Virginia Calls McConnell ‘Cocaine Mitch’Don Blankenship is now adding Mitch McConnell to the list of conspirators — including Barack Obama — he says are trying to keep him out of the Senate.
  4. Trump Picks Elaine Chao for Transportation SecretaryChao would have a key role in shaping Trump’s infrastructure plan — a policy that her husband Mitch McConnell has displayed little enthusiasm for.
  5. Nearly 34 Million Vehicles Involved in One of the Largest U.S. Recalls EverThe air bags in millions of cars are rupture-prone. 
  6. The Streets of New York City Basically Look Like the MoonThis winter, the New York Department of Transportation has fixed more than 158,000 potholes. 
  7. the streets
    Pedestrian Deaths Hit All-Time Low in NYCThe lowest number of deaths in more than a century.
  8. safety first
    Speed Cameras Are Making the City Lots of MoneyAnd possibly cutting down on speeding.
  9. transportation
    New Yorkers Will Never Get Lost on Citi BikesIf they’re ever installed.
  10. walking
    Because You’re More Lost Than You’d Like to AdmitThe city is planning on putting maps in certain neighborhoods to help out pedestrians.
  11. cheap rides
    Department of Transportation Suspends a Discount Bus LineSuper Luxury Tours was in the lowest percentile of coach ­service safety rankings.
  12. transportation
    City’s Solution to Influx of Bikers? ‘Don’t Be a Jerk’Seriously, you’ve been kind of a jerk. You better quit it.
  13. in other news
    Good News For Bike LoversThe New York Bike Share Project will lend free bikes to commuters for the next five days; and the city’s trying to make a bike-sharing project work forever.
  14. intel
    The City Is Tired of You Getting Your Bike Seat WetBehold the city’s newest benefit for bicyclists: a sleek public bike-parking shelter that will start rolling out next month. The structures are from the same company that’s installing those adorable new bus stops around town. As you can see, they look very similar, except they’ve removed the side and rear panels for easy access for up to eight bikes. (And their ad panels will show off the city bike map or reminders to pedal safely.) The Art Commission approved the design yesterday, and the contractor will build the first 5 of 37 at commuting hubs. Look for them at 17th and Broadway, DeKalb and Flatbush, Pelham Parkway and White Plains Road, Jackson Avenue at 50th Street in Long Island City, and the St. George Ferry Terminal. “You judge a good street by how you see people going out and using the space,” Transportation commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan told us. “We’re working hard to make sure that the materials we put on the street are high quality and sustainable.” And, from the looks of it, pretty. —Alec Appelbaum