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Getting Atlanta on the Bus in the '70s

A photographer for the EPA explored the city’s new regional transit service, a big improvement over what it replaced.

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© McNair Evans /Courtesy Sasha Wolf Gallery

Scenes From the American Railroad

A photographer travels the U.S. on Amtrak to document the lives of the passengers on board.

AP Photo/Peter Dejong

Another Bike Safety Win From the Netherlands: Light-Up Intersections

New technology flashes LEDs at drivers to warn of potential collisions on a busy street in Eindhoven.

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The Hidden Costs of Having a Roof Rack on Your Car

Researchers say roof racks are “responsible for almost 1 percent of national fuel consumption.”

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Does Transit Always Increase Land Value?

Cities are harnessing future land values to pay for new infrastructure. But the research behind this approach may be flawed.

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Amsterdam Is Appointing a Bike Mayor

The semi-official post is the first of its kind in the world.

City of Phoenix

Phoenix's Incredibly Gruesome Graphic Novels Emphasize Bike Safety

“You can see his brain!"

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Deciphering Mexico City's Metro Icons

The city’s transit authority wants to help you learn what each of its nearly 200 station identifiers mean.

AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing

Portland Bids Farewell to Its 'Bowie vs. Prince' Bike Ride

Baby, that was much too fast.

Kevin Coombs/Reuters

London Underground Riders Aren't Happy With This New Escalator Rule

For the next six months, passengers at Holborn station will be asked to stand on both sides.

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An Exhaustive and Accessible Transit Database Has Finally Arrived

Using data from 800 agencies nationwide, AllTransit illuminates the economic and social benefits of transit.

Courtesy of Dylan Passmore

Identifying the Safest Intersection Designs for Cyclists

Researchers at Portland State hope to be the first to develop standard guidelines for protected bike lane crossings.

AP Photo/Paul Sakuma

In San Francisco, Hog a Train Seat and Get a $100 Ticket

A new ordinance punishes manspreaders and luggage-hoarders, though police worry it could penalize the homeless.

Reuters/Andrew Winning

Remembering the Voice Behind the Tube's 'Mind the Gap'

Phil Sayer, best known for his announcements in the London subway and the U.K.’s railway, has died at age 62.

Flickr/Greg Matthews

Mapping California's Racial Bias in Sentencing Traffic Violations

A new report and interactive map show that poor and minority offenders bear the brunt of fines and sentences for minor offenses in the state.  

Keith Bedford / Reuters

The Working Poor Can't Afford New York City Transit

Discounted MetroCards would provide affordable transit access to those who need it the most.

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The Absurd Primacy of the Automobile in American Life

Considering the constant fatalities, rampant pollution, and exorbitant costs of ownership, is the car’s dominance a little insane?

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These Designers Want To Put Rikers Island on the Map

The guerrilla #SeeRikers campaign aims to correct a New York subway map oversight—and highlight the corrections crisis.

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How Michigan Is Using Math to Fight Potholes

A new statistical model might make the annual spring road repair cheaper for the Mitten State—and for the trucking industry.