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There Are Echoes of Ferguson in Detroit

A wealthy white suburb is building barricades to seal itself off from Detroit, but the divide is about more than physical barriers. 

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European Rail Should Learn From Airlines' Price-Slashing Measures

People are willing to forego some comfort and convenience if the price is right.

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How to Save America's Crumbling Bridges While Congress Gets Its Funding Act Together

Infrastructure sensors can detect safety hazards, improve traffic flows, and even help generate revenue.

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'Going to Switzerland' for Assisted Suicide Is Getting So Popular It's Become a Euphemism

"Suicide tourism" in Switzerland doubled between 2009 and 2012—a rise that may affect legislation in other countries.

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Should Cops Have to Live Where They Work?

The question of whether police officers should live in the communities they patrol has a long and contentious history.

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Which Mode of Travel Provides the Happiest Commute?

Walkers, cyclists, and commuter-rail riders are much more satisfied than drivers and transit users.

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Why Portland Is Building a Multi-Modal Bridge That Bans Cars

The first of its kind in the U.S., the Tilikum Crossing will reflect the city's enduring transit culture.

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An Artist Brings NYC Back to the '80s on the G Train

"A New York Project" invites participants to step into New York City's past—starting with a pop-up subway party with the original Guardian Angels.

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Las Vegas Finally Antes Up for a Real Public Transit Network

The city has commissioned a plan to expand mobility options on the Strip.

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3 Big-Time Benefits of Real-Time Transit Data

They decrease wait time, improve satisfaction, and (likely) increase ridership.

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China Tells Citizens to Bike, Walk, and Snitch in the 'United Struggle' to Breathe Easier

If your neighbors barbecue frequently, the Politburo would like to know.

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Tired of Cyclists Riding on the Sidewalk? Build More Bike Lanes

In places with good bicycling infrastructure, research shows that sidewalk riding goes down even as ridership goes up.

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Why Can't the United States Build a High-Speed Rail System?

The problem isn't geography, demographics, or money—it's federal will.

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Texas Wants to Use Public Funds to Develop Hovercars and Jetpacks

The Lone Star state has a radical plan to develop futuristic transportation—but the most radical part is a handover of $50 million taxpayer dollars to a think tank. 

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It's Easier for Car Insurance Companies to Track Us Than They Let On

Even telematics "trackers" that don't have GPS can be used to determine a driver's location. 

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Can a 'Transit Mode' Stop Us From Texting While Driving?

A campaign suggesting users text a short code to friends before they drive is a start, but the solution to distracted driving is already built into our phones.

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Taxi Drivers' Latest Gambit Against Uber? Accuse It of Illegal Currency Trading

Cabbies argue Uber violates foreign-exchange laws by collecting fares in rupees and transferring them through a Dutch bank.

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What a Train Trip From L.A. to S.F. Can Teach Us About California's High-Speed Rail Future

The state is as likely a place as any to see the future of rail unfold.

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The Pros and Cons of Living on a Sailboat in the Caribbean

Before you chuck your apartment to live on a boat, heed the wisdom of a man who lives alone at sea.