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Mayor Eric Garcetti

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti 'Slow Jams' a Freeway Closure, and It's Pretty Great

“The 101 Freeway east of downtown will take a break for 40 hours of R&R ... and R&B.”

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A Brief History of Subway Etiquette Campaigns

We’ve always been pretty bad at being nice in transit.

Subspotting

A Lovely Map of Phone Reception in the New York Subway

Its creators probed the MTA’s 660 miles of track with a prototype data logger.

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REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

How to Stay Calm on Public Transit

Even in a crisis, it doesn’t pay to freak out.

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Can Removing Centerlines Make Roads Safer?

When it comes to road markings, some experts say less is more.

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London's Mayor: Huge Tunnels Will Solve Our Congestion Problem

The city ponders its own version of the Big Dig.

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Some Bike Infrastructure Is Worse Than None at All

It’s time to put the sharrow to rest.

Friends of the Brooklyn Queens Connector

New York Has a Streetcar Plan That Isn't Totally Awful

That said, the Brooklyn-Queens waterfront connector is far from perfect.

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The Secret Life of Stuff We Lose on Subways

A tale of underground lost and found.

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Making China's Urban Fringes More Livable

New initiatives in Jiaxing and Shenzhen offer alternatives to top-down, centralized planning.

Flickr/Mario Micklisch

London May Soon Have More Bikes Than Cars at Rush Hour

But cycling in the city still faces an uphill ride.

Reuters/Jose Cabezas

Snow Strands 100,000 New Year's Travelers in a Chinese Train Station

While traveling to celebrate the Year of the Monkey, passengers found themselves crammed into a railway station for hours.

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The Urgent Need for a New Rail Tunnel Under the Hudson River

The biggest transportation crisis facing New York City is the result of outdated infrastructure and Superstorm Sandy.

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Heather Leach

So a Raccoon Walks Into the Toronto Subway

It was “better behaved than the majority of human riders.”

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The Mystery of Amtrak 188

The NTSB’s report on the May 2015 crash in Philadelphia does little to explain why the train was traveling faster than the posted speed before it derailed.

AP Photo/Molly Riley

Late Trains Aren't Amtrak's Biggest Problem

A new analysis points to an even bigger impediment to ridership.

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Could Freight Hubs Become Eco-Villages?

A landscape architect proposes exurban shipping districts you’d actually want to visit (or live in).

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NYC Finally Gets On Board With the Subway Car of the Future

The city announced that it will test “open gangway” cars that the rest of the world has been using for years.

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AP / Richard Vogel

This App Hopes to Help You Outsmart L.A. Traffic Jams

GoLA links all your transit options together and tells you which one works best.