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The War Between Uber and Lyft Will Be Won With an Algorithm

The fight to create a faster, more convenient car-share.

Driver Beaten Up By Crowd After Striking 10-Year-Old

When pickup driver Steve Utash stepped out of his car to check on the victim, he was attacked by a group of onlookers.

The Real Reason Mass Transit Fares Are Rising Across the U.S.

New DOT figures show top agencies in a decade-long financial hole.

Want a Healthier City? Prescribe Biking

In Boston, a new program empowers doctors to give low-income patients a cheap bike-share membership.

How the Handmade Bike Scene Is Changing

Nearly all of the bikes sold in the U.S. are manufactured abroad, but these guys are welding and tinkering in shops and garages across the country.

This Bike Elevator Makes Steep Hills a Little More Manageable

Is there a place for this Norwegian invention in American cities?

Will a World of Driverless Cars Be Heaven or Hell?

The answer depends in large part on whether we own autonomous vehicles or share them.

48 Madcap Hours in the Life of Citi Bike

What patterns emerge when you plot 75,000 rides in the nation's largest bike-share program?

How Access to Cars Could Help the Poor

For many low-income families, automobiles may be key to greater opportunity.

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Ride Your Suitcase to Work With the Ridiculous 'Commute-Case'

It's what James Bond would do, apparently.

The Practical Path to Driverless Cars

As Silicon Valley races toward the future of driving, Tampa is keeping a more manageable pace.

Why Dakar Is Essentially Being Repaved By Hand

The government transformed a major infrastructure project into a jobs program, employing hundreds of struggling Senagalese.

How to Make Car-Share Work in the Suburbs

Envisioning a system in which private services, transit agencies, and local businesses all share a fleet.

China's High-Speed Rail Is So Popular, It's Hurting the Domestic Airline Industry

Profits are falling, fast.

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A Rare Non-Tragic Chance to Revisit the Idea of Driverless Trains

This week's Chicago L train crash highlights an area of technology where U.S. transit lags behind.

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Vietnam's Bridges Are So Bad, Kids Have to Float in Plastic Bags to Get to School

But a terrifying new video may spark new investments.

Will Women Ever Feel Completely Safe on Mass Transit?

Cities trying to boost ridership have a few options, but lots of room for improvement.

These SF Billboards Are Now Plastered With Photos of Distracted Drivers

A passive-aggressive awareness campaign.