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On Transportation's 'History of Dividing Us'

For the March on Washington anniversary, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx has written about the role of transportation in civil rights, both good and bad.

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The Shanghai Metro Has Its Own Library

Pick up a book at one stop and, hopefully, return it before you get off the subway.

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When Airport Hopping in New York Was Cheaper, Faster, and a Little More Dangerous

New York Airways used to help air travelers get from airport to airport (and Manhattan) by helicopter.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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One Simple Tip That Could Save a Cyclist's Life

Checking for cyclists should be a routine and heavily emphasized part of driver education.

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Traffic Stunt of the Day: Dancing Zebras Help Pedestrians Cross the Street

A hilariously creative effort to stop cars at red lights.

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Google Wants to Build Its Own Self-Driving Car

And they plan to do it without a major auto manufacturer partner.

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'This Is Unacceptable': One Hit-and-Run Victim's Disappointing Experience With the NYPD

Four friends standing on a sidewalk were struck by a driver who fled, but police closed the case seemingly without even bothering to investigate.

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On Coming Back to the U.S. After a Month Without a Car

Spending the summer in Europe opened my eyes. Or did it?

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Insidious Chicago Bike-Share Station Threatens Home and Hearth!

A new lawsuit from a very imaginative condo association.

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How Speed Cameras Brought One Ohio Village to a Standstill

Not only is Elmwood Place now embroiled in expensive litigation, it has developed a local reputation as a place to avoid.

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Exposed: America's Totally Inconsistent Minimum Parking Requirements

Policies differ wildly from city to city and from restaurants to places of worship.

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The Patent Troll That's Been Bilking Transit Agencies Finally Slinks Away

ArrivalStar settles after facing its own lawsuit from the American Public Transportation Association.

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How Too Much Parking Strangled the Motor City

When supporting local businesses means driving everywhere.

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What Happens When a Town Puts People Before Cars?

Hamburg, New York, rejected the widening of its local main street. Since then, crashes are down and property values are way up.

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How One Man Stole $210,000 in Parking Meter Quarters

Every detail of this story is amazing.

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The Case for $100,000 Speeding Tickets

If you can afford a ritzy car, should you pay more for breaking the law?

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How to Ease Congestion in Manhattan? Pave Over the Hudson River

An improbable proposal from the 1930s would have joined New York to New Jersey with a new neighborhood built over water.

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Bike-Share Is Key to Closing the Cycling Gender Gap

Bike-share is key.