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The Link Between Kids Who Walk or Bike to School and Concentration

For too many American families, this is not a problem that's easily solved.

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The Pre-Lunar New Year Travel Crunch

China's rail systems will handle an average of 5.2 million trips a day.

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Congestion Pricing's Enduring Public Perception Problem

The need for better awareness about traffic strategies is quite clear.

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One of the Worst Mass Transit Commute Horror Stories You Will Ever Read

Riders on Washington, D.C.'s Green Line endured hours of chaos and panic Wednesday night.

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A Truck Filled With Fireworks Explodes, Destroys Highway

The blast was so strong it sent some cars flying off the bridge, and still more trucks were found crushed underneath the debris.

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Why All of Grand Central's Clocks Are Wrong

The secret to catching a train there, revealed.

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Why People Choose Cars, Even When Mass Transit Would Serve Them Better

The "car effect" explains why so many people choose to drive even when it's not in their best interest.

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Before L.A. Became a Car Town, Commuters Actually Rode Mass Transit

It's true – this 1960s video of L.A.'s "Red Car" rail system proves it!

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Wanted: A Little Electric Car That Won’t Crumple in a Collision

The Germans – of course – are working on it.

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A Digital Mixing Board for Your Street

Go ahead. Add a bike lane.

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Deadly Pileup in Detroit Is 'a Mile Long'

"Whiteout conditions" appear to have caused at least 30 drivers to lose control of their vehicles.

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This Is How You Respond to Bigoted Bus Ads

An ad campaign targeting transit in San Francisco, Chicago, and Washington corrects a few misinterpretations of the word "Jihad."

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The Case Against One-Way Streets

One civil engineer believes trip capacity will increase if cities turn to two-way streets.

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Public Shaming of the Day: The Worst Sidewalks in San Diego

Behold the Stumblr.

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5 Ways the Next U.S. Secretary of Transportation Will Be Forced to Follow Ray LaHood's Lead

The head of the DOT announced today that he's stepping down. He leaves behind an agency in dramatic transition.

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It's Not Easy Being a Transit Advocate in Atlanta

How do you improve congestion when there's zero political will to raise money to fix it?

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You Don't Have to Be Superhuman to Commute by Bicycle

This weekend’s New York Times story on long-distance cyclists might scare off potential everyday riders.

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In Minneapolis, Reducing Bike Crashes by Studying Them in Detail

A new analysis of accidents from 2000-2010 finds that drivers and riders share equal fault, but not equal suffering.

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What's Behind the Rise of Diabetes in Young Children in Philadelphia?

New research shows a startling prevalence of the disease among children younger than 5.