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Will the U.S. Ever Get High-Speed Rail Anywhere?

California is on its way, and the Midwest, the Northeast Corridor, and Texas all have plans of their own.

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How Utah Turned Its Unpopular Public Transit System Into a Hit

The state doubled its light rail line in just 7 years, with the broad support of users and non-users alike.

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The Depressing Truth About Single Mothers and Job Access

In Toronto, single-parent households face a serious transit disadvantage.

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The Future of Air Travel Has Arrived in Denver

The NextGen system has made flying into the city's international airport smoother, quicker, cleaner, and above all predictable.

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Why Drivers Should Pay to Park on Residential Streets

New Yorkers say they're willing to pay $400 a year for curb parking, so why does the city give it away for free?

What Ancient Geography Has in Common With Google Maps

A new exhibition celebrates the early influence of Greco-Roman mapping.

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Is It the Job of City Government to Decrease Inequality?

The New York mayoral candidates come at the question from different sides.

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Another Reason Not to Build the Hyperloop

London's Edward Lister says building basic infrastructure is more important than chasing new technology.

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Seeing Bike-Share as an Alternative to Streetcars

It's a cost-effective, high-return option, says Chicago's transportation commissioner.

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The 4 Basic Factors to Brooklyn's Rise

According to Robert K. Steel, New York's deputy mayor for economic development.

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How a Law to Save the Sacramento Kings Will Make All California Cities More Livable

An antiquated car-centric planning metric called "level of service" must be reformed by 2014.

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Someday Soon You'll Pay for Every Mile You Drive

A small fee based on each mile traveled, with a surcharge during rush-hour and on city roads, may be the optimal road-funding model.

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Watch Amtrak's Trains Move Along Their Routes in Real Time

The useful, clean, and customer-friendly service lets anyone follow how fast a train is moving at any given time.

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The U.S. Transportation System Has $100 Billion Worth of Inefficiencies

And that's a conservative estimate, writes Brookings economist Clifford Winston.

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It Takes Drivers 3 Months to Warm Up to Electric Vehicles

A trial in Berlin found that people stopped worrying their battery would run out after about 12 weeks with an EV.

A Multimedia Project Designed to Humanize Public Bus Drivers

"Driving Richmond" reveals the personal side of city transit.

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The People Who Need 'Texting Zones' on Highways Most Are Also Least Likely to Use Them

Research shows that people consistently overestimate how good they are at multitasking.

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We Could Fix America's Highways If Every Driver Kicked In an Extra $4.66 Per Month

A new report shows what it would take to balance the Highway Trust Fund.

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The Surprising Key to Making Transit-Oriented Development Work

Turns out quality matters less than government support.