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A New Law of Intercity Mobility

A group of network researchers proposes a "radiation model" of migration that more accurately predicts patterns of commuting, disease spread, and more.

Explaining Transit's Secret Language

In his new book, blogger-turned-author Jarrett Walker shows how transportation really works.

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How to Measure a Project's Health

By embracing a new "health impact assessment" tool, Atlanta makes sure its major redevelopment will lead to healthier lives.

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Do Real-Time Updates Increase Transit Ridership?

In Chicago, the CTA Bus Tracker isn't just a great tool for existing riders — it's actually encouraged new ones.

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The People Who Steal Transit Buses

A brief history of bus thieves from World War II to Darius McCollum.

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For the Urban Poor, a Downside to Residential Mobility

A new study finds "unintended political consequences" of HUD's program to place poor families in higher-income neighborhoods.

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Is Urbanism Slowing the Rise of Car Travel?

If Americans have really reached "peak driving," recent changes in land use may be a reason why.

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Does Light Rail Really Alleviate Highway Congestion?

At the very least, it seems to slow the rise of highway traffic, according to a new report.

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The Worst Public Bathroom in New York

Plans to renovate the New York Public Library best not overlook the loo.

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Parking Minimums Promote Driving, Even in Transit-Friendly New York

A new study finds a "clear relationship" between a guaranteed spot at home and commuting by car.

Do Bike Paths Promote Bike Riding?

Research on the topic doesn't offer any clean answers — and two new reports just add to the confusion.

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The Grocery Store of the Future?

Virtual supermarkets may be coming soon to a transit station near you.

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In Tel Aviv, a Heated Debate Over Transit on the Sabbath

The mayor wants the city to run buses on Saturdays, but traditionalists oppose the move as a slippery slope.

The Tale of a Taxi Driver Who Just Won't Stop Driving

Rogue cabbie Phil Sullivan of Aspen has faced two jail stints and thousands of dollars in fines. But he keeps breaking the law.

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How Public Perception of Light Rail Influences Its Economic Benefits

Negative stereotypes of light rail — in particular its unsubstantiated ability to generate crime — may have hurt property values along a new line in south Jersey, according to a new study.

Can Subways Ever Really Be Rat-Free?

In New York, legislators debate whether a bill banning food will cut down on the city's vermin.

In San Francisco, Buses Become the Police

After a successful pilot program, the entire fleet will soon be equipped with cameras to ticket cars that block transit-only traffic.

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At Charlotte's New Walmart, a Transit Promise Unfulfilled

The city pledged transit-oriented development around the store — so why is it building roads?

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The Art of Capturing a City From a Rooftop

An interview with Toronto photographer Tom Ryaboi, who likes to capture the city from up high - way up high.