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The Difficulty of Mapping Transit 'Deserts'

It's always going to be hard to fill gaps, but locating them is a key first step.

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A Guide to Getting Around Sochi During the Games

Including a fancy new $8.7 billion rail line.

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Taxi Drivers Miffed Over Uber and Lyft Just Sued the City of Chicago

They say they're trying to protect riders.

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Paris's Abandoned Métro Stations, Reimagined as Theaters and Pools

Ideas for putting the city's "ghost stations" to good use. 

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The Real Barriers to Abundant, All-Day Transit Service

Despite clear benefits, too many transit agencies seem to be hanging by a thread.

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Far Beyond Rush Hour: The Incredible Rise of Off-Peak Public Transportation

Transit agencies across the country are realizing they need to push past key commute times.

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How Long Can a Cop Keep You After a Traffic Stop? No One's Sure

One of the murkiest areas in Fourth Amendment law.

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These Scratch-Off Ads Give Commuters Something to Do at the Bus Stop

They reveal art underneath. 

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New York's Cyclists Are Getting Better at Following the Rules

A new study suggests that the way people ride is changing – for the better.

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A Very Brief History of Why Americans Hate Their Commutes

From horse-drawn carriages to the resurgence of downtowns.

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Why Telecommuting Really Matters, in 6 Charts

And what its rise means for urban transportation systems moving forward.

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9 Reasons the U.S. Ended Up So Much More Car-Dependent Than Europe

Understanding mistakes of the past can help guide U.S. transportation policy in the future.

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Welcome to The Future of Transportation

Our new series exploring how U.S. cities are reinventing the way we navigate them.

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This Is What Informal Transit Looks Like When You Actually Map It

An experiment from Nairobi with implications for the urbanizing world.

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The 'Mass Transit' Super Bowl's Mass Transit Was a Serious Disappointment

Poor planning led to overheated stations and overcrowded platforms.

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New York Fights to Set Its Own Speed Limits

Right now, the city can't reduce speeds on pedestrian-heavy roads. But advocates are hoping to change that.

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Thanks to the Super Bowl, New York Has Its Very First Regional Transit Map

NJ Transit and the MTA, all on one diagram.

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Visualizing Exactly How Subways Distort Our Sense of Space

An experiment from Shanghai.

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Nicer Transit Stations Attract More Riders

But balancing quality and cost is no easy task.