Eric Jaffe

Stefan Georgi / Flickr

2 Notes of Caution on America's 'Record' Mass Transit Year

The dominance of New York, and the decline of bus ridership.

MTA

The Best Evidence Yet That Real-Time Arrival Info Increases Transit Ridership

New York's Bus Time program led to about a 2 percent rise overall, according to new research.

Screenshot via Index Magazine Vimeo page

Albert Maysles Left Behind a New Documentary About Train Travel

The late filmmaker followed Amtrak long-distance passengers dealing with both salvation and loss.

California High-Speed Rail Authority

California Drivers Are About to Give High-Speed Rail a Big Funding Boost

State cap-and-trade revenue, which now includes tailpipe credits, appear set to far outpace expectations.

Alexandru Panoiu / Flickr

The Alarming Impact Busy Roads Have on Cognitive Development

Depressing new research on traffic-related pollution near schools is all the more reason to assign a proper price to car-reliance.

Robb Wilson / Flickr

The Amtrak 'Pet Car' Just Got One Step Closer to Reality

The U.S. House passed a bill that would allow train passengers to carry-on cats and dogs.

Reuters / Danish Siddiqui

Your Credit Card Is Now Your Fare Card on the Mumbai Metro

Adoption of similar mass transit technology in the U.S. may not be far off.

Thomas / Flickr

Toward a Simple and Universal Law of Pedestrian Behavior

Our sidewalk interactions are "fundamentally anticipatory in nature," according to scientists.

Steven Vance / Flickr

The One Chart That Explains All Your Traffic Woes

When we build more roads, we invite more cars.

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Teaching Driverless Cars to Fit Your Human Driving Style

After all, not everyone takes an off-ramp the same way.

11 Historical Maps and Charts That Explain the Birth of Amtrak

One classic memo even scores various routes on "presidential risk of blame for killing RR passenger service."

City of Chicago

The Cracks in Chicago's Grand Plans for the Bus

Forget opponents—even supporters are debating whether the city has gone far enough in its BRT ambitions.

The Myth That Everyone Naturally Prefers Trains to Buses

When you focus on what really matters—service—much of the difference actually disappears.

Wiki Commons

The Science of Cities Applies to Ancient Mexico, Too

New research suggests the social benefits of dense urban areas might follow timeless rules.

The Evening World, February 27, 1895, via Early Sports and Pop Culture History Blog

The L.A. Dodgers Are Named After Terrified Brooklyn Pedestrians

The history of the "Trolley Dodgers" reminds us city streets once belonged to people.

New Haven DOT

The Next Generation of Complete Streets Is Unfolding in New Haven

The city's new approach puts an emphasis on fast, cheap, and lean designs.

joiseyshowaa / Flickr

6 Reasons New York's Latest Traffic Pricing Plan Will Succeed

The growing Move NY coalition has released its final plan—and it has signs of a winner.

Courtesy MARTA

A Hands-Free, Self-Cleaning Bathroom for Transit Stations

Has the "public restroom of the future" arrived in Atlanta?

Storefront for Art and Architecture / Flickr

Why Big Cities Promote Less Innovation Than They Once Did

When it comes to new ideas, city size may not matter as much today as it did in the past.