Commute

Why It Won't Do Any Good to Add Seatbelts on Trains

In some cases they might add to the death toll of a crash.

Next Economy

Stranded: How America's Failing Public Transportation Increases Inequality

The nation’s crumbling infrastructure makes it hard for those living in poverty to access jobs, quality groceries, and good schools.

Maps

What You Can Learn Watching the Movements of an Entire Public Transportation System

An open-source, animated map features 249 global mass transit networks.

Google's New Self-Driving Car Is About to Hit the Streets

Here’s everything you need to know about Prototype.

Pinpointing Ride-Hail Customers to Within Just a Few Feet

A London-based geocoding startup has developed a better way for e-hail drivers and riders to communicate with each other.

In the Twin Cities, Commute Times Vary Dramatically by Race

People of color spend nearly 160 additional hours a year commuting on transit compared to whites who drive to work alone.

How Congress Failed to Stop the Fatal Amtrak Crash

Positive Train Control could have prevented Tuesday’s crash. Congress made it mandatory in 2008. But it also continues to cut funding needed to fully implement it.

Confirmed: A High-Speed Turn Led to Amtrak's Derailment in Philadelphia

The National Transportation Safety Board’s preliminary investigation reveals that the D.C.-NYC train entered a turn going twice the posted speed limit.

Next Steps in the Amtrak Investigation: Was Speed a Factor?

The National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation of the crash will consider whether the train was exceeding speed limits as it approached the derailment site.

Debunking the Myth That Only Drivers Pay for Roads

Landing on the moon was still a wild dream the last time gas taxes paid nearly the full cost of our roads.

Photos

'An Absolute Disastrous Mess'

The latest images from Philadelphia, where Tuesday night’s Amtrak derailment has left at least six dead and dozens injured.

They're Turning 'Truck Nuts' Into a Bike Light

This world is hell.

An Amtrak Train Derails in Philadelphia, Killing at Least 8

Hundreds more were injured on Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188, which was traveling north from Washington, D.C., to New York City.

Next Economy

New Balance Bought Its Own Commuter Rail Station

Instead of asking Boston’s cash-strapped public transit system to add a stop, the company simply paid for one itself.

India's Ancient Railways Meet High-Tech Scheduling

Google Transit’s new e-scheduling service fits with India’s digital-foward plans. But the nation’s transportation infrastructure needs to catch up.

CityFixer

The High Cost of Residential Parking

Every time a new building includes space for cars, it passes those costs on to tenants.

The Danger of the Left Turn Lane: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we've come across in the last seven days.

Watch New York Subway Trains Run Their Routes in Real Time

LiveTrain NYC maps eight lines using actual train location data.