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Plane Tickets Are Too Cheap for Airlines to do Much About Pollution

Making flying more expensive is one way to save the friendly skies. 

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Transit Projects Shouldn't Take Longer to Finish in 2014 Than They Did in 1925

Here are a few ways to make sure they don't.

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Baltimore Gets a Giant Bus Stop Shaped Like the Word 'Bus'

But how do you get to the top part of the big B?

The Bike Design Project

This Is Supposedly the Urban Bike of the Future

If trends continue, we'll all soon be riding extremely well-designed mopeds.

Flickr/sam_churchill

Want a Phone-Free Flight? You May Have to Pay Extra

Airlines can now allow passengers to make in-flight calls—and they're looking to charge you to travel in peace.

AP Photo/Wong May-E

In Singapore, Senior Citizens Can Now Stop Traffic

As the county joins the ranks of "super-aged" nations, its new Green Man Plus program is using tech to give older pedestrians extra time to cross busy streets.

Flickr/U.S. Navy

Will Florida Get Pushed Out of the New Space Age?

To keep up with SpaceX and others, the historic Space Coast must adapt to commercial needs. 

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How Outdated Parking Laws Price Families Out of the City

Bundling parking with living space structurally raises the cost of urban life.

AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.

Long Live the Moped, the Scrappy King of Indian Roads

As souped-up scooters and small motorcycles flood the nation's two-wheeler market, the humble moped remains a resilient option for city transport.

Flickr/George Brett

The Ideal Commute Is Not Actually No Commute

It's normal for people to want a little time to detach from the workplace.

Library of Congress

Happy 100th Birthday to the World's First Patented Electric Traffic Light

A design based on James Hoge's creation debuted in Cleveland on August 5, 1914.

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Why Are Americans so Suspicious of Self-Driving Cars?

Attitudes about autonomous vehicles are positive in the UK and Australia. But in the U.S., people are more paranoid. 

Bjarke Ingels Group

A Transit Plan to Make a Less-Stressful Zoo for Animals

Zootopia will move visitors through animal habitats from three continents via three modes of mirrored transportation.

The Lift

One Woman's Quest to Design Parking Lots People Don't Hate

Rachel Yoka believes parking can be more than what some might call a necessary evil.

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The Bay Area's Worst Bike Ride Is Also Its Best

This ride's for you (if you like hulking seafaring machines and a Superfund site).

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It's Amazing How Many More Commuters Would Drive Less if They Didn't Get Free Parking

The lure of the space overwhelms almost all other commuter benefits.

Keith Barry

What I Learned Riding One of Those New Private City Buses

Bridj won't compete with Boston public transit, but it could get some commuters of out their cars.

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Stockholm Is Crowdsourcing the Color of Its New Subway Line

To enter the contest, you also have to justify your choice.