Commute

Here's What's Really Ruining Austin (and It's Not SXSW)

It's not the tourists; it's the locals. There are just too many now—and no plan for handling them all.

Why Buses Should Let You Board Through Any Door, in 2 Charts

San Francisco's all-door boarding program has been a big success.

CityFixer

The Complete Business Case for Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes

An annotated, chart-filled review of 12 studies from around the world.

Train Buffs Will Love This Atlas of Railway Photography

The map, created by a self-professed rail geek, plots geotagged train-related Flickr images.

One of Spain's Infamous Ghost Airports Finally Comes to Life

Some good news for the Spanish economy.

We (Almost) Have the Technology to Predict Potholes

Researchers in the U.K. are developing software that would allow cities to identify damaged roadways earlier.  

This Bluetooth-Enabled U-Lock Shrieks at Bike Thieves

The smart lock's piercing alarm can draw attention from 150 feet away.

Maps

A Lost Design for a NYC Subway Map, Rediscovered

In 1964, R. Raleigh D'Adamo won a contest to design a better diagram for the New York subway. Now he's teamed up with a graphic designer to bring it back to life.

CityFixer

New York's Hugely Successful Late-Night Delivery Truck Program Is Heading to D.C.

More and more cities are realizing the benefits of off-hour deliveries.

How the U.S. Supreme Court Left Amtrak Waiting

The court ruled that the passenger rail service is indeed a government entity. But the details of how it will be allowed to manage its on-time performance could take years to resolve.

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.