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Las Vegas Finally Antes Up for a Real Public Transit Network

The city has commissioned a plan to expand mobility options on the Strip.

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3 Big-Time Benefits of Real-Time Transit Data

They decrease wait time, improve satisfaction, and (likely) increase ridership.

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China Tells Citizens to Bike, Walk, and Snitch in the 'United Struggle' to Breathe Easier

If your neighbors barbecue frequently, the Politburo would like to know.

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Tired of Cyclists Riding on the Sidewalk? Build More Bike Lanes

In places with good bicycling infrastructure, research shows that sidewalk riding goes down even as ridership goes up.

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Why Can't the United States Build a High-Speed Rail System?

The problem isn't geography, demographics, or money—it's federal will.

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Texas Wants to Use Public Funds to Develop Hovercars and Jetpacks

The Lone Star state has a radical plan to develop futuristic transportation—but the most radical part is a handover of $50 million taxpayer dollars to a think tank. 

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It's Easier for Car Insurance Companies to Track Us Than They Let On

Even telematics "trackers" that don't have GPS can be used to determine a driver's location. 

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Can a 'Transit Mode' Stop Us From Texting While Driving?

A campaign suggesting users text a short code to friends before they drive is a start, but the solution to distracted driving is already built into our phones.

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Taxi Drivers' Latest Gambit Against Uber? Accuse It of Illegal Currency Trading

Cabbies argue Uber violates foreign-exchange laws by collecting fares in rupees and transferring them through a Dutch bank.

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What a Train Trip From L.A. to S.F. Can Teach Us About California's High-Speed Rail Future

The state is as likely a place as any to see the future of rail unfold.

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The Pros and Cons of Living on a Sailboat in the Caribbean

Before you chuck your apartment to live on a boat, heed the wisdom of a man who lives alone at sea.

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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?

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This Is Supposedly the Urban Bike of the Future

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

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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.

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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.

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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.