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Explaining Transit's Secret Language

In his new book, blogger-turned-author Jarrett Walker shows how transportation really works.

Do Real-Time Updates Increase Transit Ridership?

In Chicago, the CTA Bus Tracker isn't just a great tool for existing riders — it's actually encouraged new ones.

Los Angeles Seeks Pedestrians

A pilot project aims to pave the way for community-led reuses of L.A. streets.

Can Urban Highways Be Fixed?

They don't cut down on traffic or make travel faster, and they should be replaced.

The People Who Steal Transit Buses

A brief history of bus thieves from World War II to Darius McCollum.

Photos

Photos of the Day: Inside New York's 2nd Avenue Subway Construction

The MTA just released new pictures, and they are quite post-apocalyptic.

Is Urbanism Slowing the Rise of Car Travel?

If Americans have really reached "peak driving," recent changes in land use may be a reason why.

Can Zoning Save a Downtown?

Nashville tries to reboot its neglected areas with a new form-based zoning code.

Does Light Rail Really Alleviate Highway Congestion?

At the very least, it seems to slow the rise of highway traffic, according to a new report.

Maps

The Rise of the Super Commuter

The number of people who work in a different city than they live is growing rapidly.

Sleek, Redesigned London Bus Gets Off to an Awkward Start

The U.K.'s first "Boris Bus" hit the streets yesterday, then broke down and had to be "rebooted."

Parking Minimums Promote Driving, Even in Transit-Friendly New York

A new study finds a "clear relationship" between a guaranteed spot at home and commuting by car.

Do Bike Paths Promote Bike Riding?

Research on the topic doesn't offer any clean answers — and two new reports just add to the confusion.

What's the Worst Service Alert a Transit System Can Send?

L.A.'s Metro Rail system offered up a serious contender this morning.

The Grocery Store of the Future?

Virtual supermarkets may be coming soon to a transit station near you.

In Tel Aviv, a Heated Debate Over Transit on the Sabbath

The mayor wants the city to run buses on Saturdays, but traditionalists oppose the move as a slippery slope.

The Tale of a Taxi Driver Who Just Won't Stop Driving

Rogue cabbie Phil Sullivan of Aspen has faced two jail stints and thousands of dollars in fines. But he keeps breaking the law.

Speeding Tickets for Going 26 MPH

A flood of new cameras in Chicago aims to slow motorists driving near schools.