Commute

Wikimedia Commons

Why Istanbul Is Building the Largest Monorail Network in Europe

The system will boost the efforts of Turkey's largest city to stitch together a coherent transit network.

Georgetown BID

Does D.C. Need a Gondola?

The historic retail district of Georgetown will remain cut off from Washington's Metro system for decades. Is it time to embrace a loftier alternative?

Mike Segar / Reuters

The Tragic Metro-North Crash Will Raise New Safety Questions for New York's Commuter Train

Early reports say seven were killed in the deadliest crash in the railroad's history.

MCAD Library, Jeramey Jannene/Flickr

The Bus Terminal Is Dead. Long Live the Bus Terminal

Intercity bus travel is booming in the U.S. Is there a case for bringing back some decent infrastructure dedicated to it?

Google

The Beginning of the Driverless Taxi Wars?

There are signs Uber and Google could become "ferocious competitors" instead of allies.

REUTERS/Larry Downing

A 30-Year Plan for U.S. Transportation Summed Up by One Word: Choice

With Beyond Traffic, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx pivots U.S. policy away from cars and toward multimodal options.

Photos
Joseph A. Blum

Incredible Photos from the Construction Site of the New Bay Bridge

A photographer spent more than a decade shooting from hellish, confined spaces and fog-shrouded eagles' nests.

It's Easy to See Why This Man's Grueling Commute Went Viral

The harder task is addressing the underlying issues that led James Robertson to walk 21 miles to and from work every day in the first place.

Reuters/Joshua Lott

Urbanization and Smartphones Are Killing Car Culture

Cars once facilitated social outings. Has that role been filled by technology?

AP/Sayyid Azim

How Overlooked Colonial Railways Could Revolutionize Transportation in Africa

Resurrecting relics of imperial rule is an unorthodox transit-development policy. But Africa's "secondary cities" are set to benefit.

Themba Hadebe/AP

In Johannesburg, a New Bridge Must Also Address Apartheid's Legacy

The city has an ambitious plan to redress historic inequities through mass transit and redevelopment.

Videos

This Is How Normal Walking to School Used to Be

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

More Women Ride Mass Transit Than Men. Shouldn't Transit Agencies Be Catering to Them?

In cities like Philadelphia, a remarkable 64 percent of the people riding public transportation are thought to be women.

Chris Richards / Flickr

The Invention of America's 'Love Affair' With the Automobile

One historian calls it a "masterstroke of public relations" made possible by a single 1961 television special.

Reuters/Carlos Barria

Why Can't Public Transit Be Free?

The main goal of transportation that costs riders nothing—getting people out of their cars—can't be achieved by eliminating fares.

Svigals+Partners

Can a Beehive-Inspired Overpass Unite a City?

New Britain, Connecticut, is split by a highway overpass—which is also the city's main street. Will a high-design walkway bridge deep divisions?

MARTA

The Remarkable Turnaround of Atlanta Public Transit

MARTA CEO Keith Parker on the agency's hopeful future.

Maps
Library of Congress

Chicago, the Last Great Capital of Cartography

As America grew in the late 19th century, so did mapmaking—and Chicago was at the heart of it.