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Are Streetcars Part of the Transit Network?

Are they primarily about economic development or getting people around a city?

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What Happens When a Suburb Can't Afford Its Roads

The village of Long Grove considers privatizing its public streets.

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Why Free Sunday Parking Is a Bad Deal for Everyone

Weekend meter fees can reduce circling time, help local businesses, and generate money for transit.

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Do Electric Scooters Belong in Bike Lanes?

Toronto is recommending yes, but safety concerns suggest no.

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Eliminating Bus Stops Can Actually Improve Service

Though there's a delicate balance to strike between access and speed.

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What the Interstate Highway System Should Have Looked Like

Two separate road networks: one running between cities and one running within them.

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Did San Francisco's Google Bus Deal Just Set a Price for Curb Space?

Charging tech companies to use city stops opens up a discussion about who else should pay to hog the street.

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Your In-Car Navigation System Is Already Watching You

A GAO report finds that consumers may not know all the privacy risks that come with GPS tracking.

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Have We Reached Peak Road?

Paved mileage seems to have leveled off between 2008 and 2011.

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A D.C. Bus That's 7 Minutes Late Is Still Technically 'On Time'

More proof that 'on-time' performance metrics don't actually tell us very much.

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Should Distracted Cycling Be Banned?

As bicycling gains in popularity, more cities will have to confront the question.

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We Urgently Need to Fix the Gas Tax

It's not too soon to start discussing how to keep the Highway Trust Fund from bankruptcy.

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Atlanta Makes a (Modest) Push for Transit Regionalism

But one website for all riders in the metro area is only a start.

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Wi-Fi Doesn't Just Enhance Amtrak — It May Actually Encourage New Riders

But merely providing the service isn't enough. It needs to work well, too.

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Definitive Evidence That L.A.'s New Light Rail Line Reduces Driving

A carefully controlled study of the Expo line shows that vehicles miles dropped 40 percent.

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Will Cincinnati's Streetcar Go the Way of Its Abandoned Subway?

The city must decide soon whether to keep the project going — or pay back $45 million in federal funding.

An App for Making Friends on the Subway

Playdope connects people whose paths through the city overlap.

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A Before-and-After Guide to Safer Streets

Five image pairs — and simple rules — courtesy of New York City.

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It's Time for California to Fund High-Speed Rail Itself

A recent court ruling demands a clear plan to pay for the line — likely one that doesn't involve federal money.