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'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.

Why Salt Lake City Chose to Build the First Protected Intersection for Bicycling in the U.S.

“We looked at the entire range of possibilities, and this just made so much sense.”

No, the Feds Are Not Requiring Times Square to Remove Its Billboards

But why are Broadway and 7th Avenue now classified as national highways?

The Weird, Wonderful Science of How Bicycles Balance Themselves

There's a whole line of study into how a moving bike can stay upright without a rider.

A New Strategy in NYC's War on Rats

Mayor de Blasio announces a $3 million assault on the city's ever-present vermin.

Houston's Urban Interstate Debate: Transform, or Tear Down?

Some locals want their own High Line; others want a fresh start.

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Songs About Your City, Mapped

Music about your metro is a click away.

This Tiny Electric Motor Gives Your Bike a Sneaky Boost

The Vivax Assist is perfect for folks who want to (secretly) convert to an e-bike.

What 2 Battles Over Pedestrian Rights Say About L.A.'s Walkability

As the city becomes more foot-friendly, some car-centric habits die hard.

Southwest Airlines Hasn't Decided Whether or Not to Oppose Texas High-Speed Rail

The carrier has fought against a bullet train in the state before.

San Francisco Wants to Lower Bike Injuries by Raising Bike Lanes

The idea is to keep motorists out of cycling space.