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The Spanish Train Crash Now Looks Like the World's Worst Case of Distracted Driving

Turns out the train operator was on the phone.

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The Future of Transportation: Own an EV, Get Access to an SUV

Own a small, cheap-to-operate electric vehicle for workaday commutes, and access to a sports car or SUV whenever you want.

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Really, It Is Extremely Unlikely That You Will Die in a Train Crash

A reminder from the data.

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How to Make Chicago's Union Station a Place You'd Actually Want to Visit

You can vote from among a fresh batch of 25 new ideas.

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That Horrible Spanish Train Crash Appears to Have Been Caused By a Reckless Driver

With terrible consequences.

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Making 'Complete Streets' More Complete

The concept has made neighborhoods safer and more social. Can't it make cities a little greener too?

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Now We Can Actually Count and Track the 'Familiar Strangers' in Our Lives

That person you often see on the bus? Scientists are pinpointing exactly how often you're running into them.

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This Is What Brooklyn's Transit System Looked Like a Century Ago

Even around 1918, the public-transit system in New York was fairly robust.

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A Very Different Reception for Bike Lanes in Brooklyn's Poorest Neighborhood

Two years of consensus-building led to a celebration, not a protest.

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Yet More Evidence of Peak Car

Not only do we now own fewer cars. We're also driving each of them less.

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The Most Dangerous Commute in the World?

A glimpse at the risks Palestinians take to get to work in Israel.

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Finally, a Plan to Pay for Public Transit With Highway Tolls

In Tampa, an innovative idea called "bus toll lanes" could pad the farebox with road revenue.

The Transit Project That New York Mayoral Candidates Should Be Talking About

The so-called "X line" subway route could carry some 76,000 riders a day through the outer boroughs.

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A Tour de France for Australia's Bike Commuters

Adelaide's Tour de Work has gotten at least 1,633 people to cycle to the office.

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Distracted Walking Puts 1,500 People Into the Hospital a Year

Injuries to pedestrians on their cell phones have climbed steadily since 2005, according to a new study.

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How to Fund Transit Without Raising Fares or Cutting Service

Mark Aesch brings a private-sector mindset to public transportation — and so far it's working.

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Watch 10 Years of Public Transit Ridership Growth in This Blobby, Pulsating Map

In this unusual visualization, America's steady user rise is shown as a sea of swollen red discoids.

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An Apartment Designed to Force You Out of Your Car

Is Miami going down the walkability path? Developers of The Centro, a downtown housing complex, are banking on it.