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Dogs Now Ride for Free on the Madrid Metro

Not all European subway systems are so generous to the four-legged.

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U.S. DOT

A Bold Transportation Plan for Urban America—Dead on Arrival

The DOT’s $98 billion 2017 budget has a lot to recommend it, and virtually no chance of approval.

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Inside Hyperloop's Lab

A reality-based tour of California’s most fantastical infrastructure concept.

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Placemeter

Watch New Yorkers Hurry Across Union Square in Real-Time

Placemeter’s live map tracks pedestrian and bike activity in one of the city’s busy intersections.

Colas / Joachim Bertrand

Coming Soon to France: Hundreds of Miles of Solar-Powered Roads

Thin panels installed on existing roads could be used to power streetlights and homes within five years.

Flick/Mantas Volungevicius

Rating Europe's Most and Least Happy Cities

Start packing your bags for Oslo.

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REUTERS/Jason Lee

Beijing, Without the People

China’s capital looked a lot emptier than usual on Sunday.

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Courtesy of the CTA

A Brief History of Subway Etiquette Campaigns

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

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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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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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Can Removing Centerlines Make Roads Safer?

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

TfL

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

The city ponders its own version of the Big Dig.

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Mission Bicycle Company / Flickr

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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AP Photo/Richard Drew

The Secret Life of Stuff We Lose on Subways

A tale of underground lost and found.

William Hong / Reuters

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.