Commute

Why Boston's Cash-Strapped Transit System Is Piloting Lower Fares for Students

The MBTA's forthcoming Youth and University passes are the result of years of activism.

2 Notes of Caution on America's 'Record' Mass Transit Year

The dominance of New York, and the decline of bus ridership.

Why You're Likely to Hear More About Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety This Year

Monday's Amtrak crash was the third such incident at a grade crossing in just over a month, and two U.S. Senators have already announced legislation aimed at reducing them.

The Best Evidence Yet That Real-Time Arrival Info Increases Transit Ridership

New York's Bus Time program led to about a 2 percent rise overall, according to new research.

London's Male Commuters Have Caught China's Fancy

Photos of attractive riders featured on a British site are trending in Guangzhou and Shanghai.

With Less Pollution, L.A. Kids Are Growing Stronger Lungs

Millennial children have better respiratory health than did those in the smoggy '90s.

Will Jerusalem Jump on the Cable Car Bandwagon?

Shocker: This plan comes with a healthy dose of controversy.

California Drivers Are About to Give High-Speed Rail a Big Funding Boost

State cap-and-trade revenue, which now includes tailpipe credits, appear set to far outpace expectations.

The Alarming Impact Busy Roads Have on Cognitive Development

Depressing new research on traffic-related pollution near schools is all the more reason to assign a proper price to car-reliance.

El Paso Makes Filling Potholes Look So Easy

Winter-weary drivers may not want to watch this.

Route 66 by Bicycle: The Complete Guide

The Adventure Cycling Association has just put out six detailed maps and brochures for cyclists planning to tackle the historic highway.

The Amtrak 'Pet Car' Just Got One Step Closer to Reality

The U.S. House passed a bill that would allow train passengers to carry-on cats and dogs.

Toward a Simple and Universal Law of Pedestrian Behavior

Our sidewalk interactions are "fundamentally anticipatory in nature," according to scientists.

Are Taxis Safer Than Uber?

Many major cities don't keep comprehensive data about assaults against passengers—and even FBI-led background checks have limitations.

The One Chart That Explains All Your Traffic Woes

When we build more roads, we invite more cars.

Videos

John Oliver's Solution to America's Infrastructure Crisis

On the latest episode of Last Week Tonight, the host suggests Hollywood might be able to help.

This Aspiring Urban Planner Is Making Waves in Florida

Most 15-year-olds don’t spend their spare time studying walkability and public housing. Dylan Gentile is not most 15-year-olds.

Videos

These Short Films Praise Aimless Travel

One "wanderer" finds beauty in unplanned adventures.