WNYC uses data on traffic fatalities collected this year by The New York World to examine the city program’s success. Traffic fatalities dropped by 11 percent over the last 12 months, a New York World/WNYC analysis found. Over the past year the NYW/WNYC team has tracked and recorded every traffic fatality across the five boroughs […]
Air-conditioning breakdowns on subway cars happened about 10 times a day during June, July and August between 2010 and 2014, according to analysis of Metropolitan Transportation Authority data obtained by The New York World through open records request. In total, there were nearly 6,500 “hot cars” over the five-year period covered by the data. Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of those incidents occurred during the hottest months of the year.
New York World reporter Harry Stevens joined the Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC to discuss the U.S. Coast Guard’s failure to implement new inspection and safety rules to govern the tugboats responsible for transporting barges full of crude oil down the Hudson River, a relatively new and growing industry.
Using data from the Metropolitan Transit Authority, the New York World created an interactive map that details the changing ridership at each subway station across the the five boroughs. Photo: Harry Stevens
The New York World has partnered with WNYC to continue an effort to systematically track and record every traffic-related death across the five boroughs. Photo: Geoff Young/Flickr
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