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Transportation and planning players from the New York metro area are gathered here in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel this morning, ready to spend a day discussing "innovation and the American metropolis," the theme of this year’s RPA regional assembly. We’ll have some posts up later today. For up-to-the-minute news, follow our Twitter feed, @StreetsblogNYC. See you there. 

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Judge Dismisses Crackpot Lawsuit to Rip Out NYC Bike Lanes (News, Post) Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson Announces Leave of Absence for Cancer Treatment (NYT) On the Stand, Christie Lackey Wildstein Implicates Cuomo in Bridgegate Cover-Up (NYT, Politico) Incoming RPA Chair Disagrees With RPA Criticism of Cuomo’s Penn Station Plan (Politico, DNA) What’s Behind the Slowed […]
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The Looming Transit Breakdown That Threatens America’s Economy

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While federal transit funding stagnates, the nation’s largest rail and bus systems have been delaying critical maintenance projects. Without sustained efforts to fix infrastructure and vehicles, the effects of deteriorating service in big American cities could ripple across the national economy, according to a new report from the Regional Plan Association [PDF]. RPA focuses on ten of the nation’s largest transit agencies […]