And how the part-political, part-psychological problem can be avoided.
It may be time to revisit the Buy America provision in U.S. transportation funding.
That person you often see on the bus? Scientists are pinpointing exactly how often you're running into them.
In October 1975, only the whims of a union leader separated the city from default.
In Tampa, an innovative idea called "bus toll lanes" could pad the farebox with road revenue.
The so-called "X line" subway route could carry some 76,000 riders a day through the outer boroughs.
Injuries to pedestrians on their cell phones have climbed steadily since 2005, according to a new study.
Mark Aesch brings a private-sector mindset to public transportation — and so far it's working.
A new exhibition transforms the "utterly ordinary" parts of New York City life into urban icons.
Single households tend to use more transit and live in multi-family homes.
New research finds that as population density decreases, the suicide rate among young people goes up.
Taxi driver homicide rates are three times lower in cities with in-car cameras.
It helps cities cut car ownership, and it might even support a broader transit network.
Oregon just reinvented the gas tax.
Not all cultures agree on what it means to be generous.
All else being equal, riders prefer good service to any particular mode.
Six lanes of traffic will be reduced to three in the city's plan to improve the walkability of Broadway.
The grand conclusion? Americans love warm weather.
A year-old program in Birmingham, Alabama, is finding success by cultivating a tight-knit community.