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A Case for Abolishing Parking Tickets

A researcher argues that cities could make up the revenue and control parking demand without all those hated citations.

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The Bizarre Story of the Woman Who Stole a Stockholm Commuter Train

And then crashed it into an apartment building.

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Would More Drivers Use Mass Transit if It Mimicked Private Cars?

Personal Rapid Transit tries for a comeback.

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Strip Down and Ride the Subway

Improv Everywhere's annual no-pants transit ride goes international.

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This Latest Upgrade Won't Fix Amtrak's WiFi

The best commuters can hope for is very fast internet very occasionally.

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Silicon Valley Can't Get Transit Right

Less than 1 percent of Santa Clara County residents ride VTA light rail, and taxpayers subsidize 85 percent of the operating costs.

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Is There Less Drunk Driving in the South, Or Just Less Data?

We've got a couple of theories.

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Should Hybrid and Electric Cars Have to Sound Like Regular Cars?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has decided that they do.

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Happy 150th Birthday, London Tube!

See how the Underground map has changed through the years.

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6 Ideas for L.A.'s Next Great Transit Project

Rapid-bus routes, an elevated highway, and a combined transit-road tunnel are among the finalists.

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Watch These Traffic Lights Slowly Take Over a City

Amsterdam never stood a chance.

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How New York City's 'Pothole Gang' Fixes 4,000 Holes a Day

Headquartered in a small depot beneath the Williamsburg Bridge, the crew is responsible for overseeing 6,000 miles of road.

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Why Does This Canadian Bridge Keep Trying to Kill People?

The widest bridge in the world, the Vancouver-area Port Mann span, is failing its debut in a spectacular fashion.

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3 Keys for Drawing Drivers to Mass Transit

Quality service isn't enough -- systems need to create an "emotional" draw, some experts argue.

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Are Some Cities Built to Encourage Drunk Driving?

A look at which major U.S. cities have the most fatal car crashes per capita.

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Watch the New East Span of S.F.'s Bay Bridge Go Up in 2 Minutes

This could be the last time you see the San Francisco — Oakland Bay Bridge not mired in godawful traffic.

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Toward the Walkable City

Urban planner Jeff Speck chats with Cities about his latest book.

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Record Breaking Metro System of the Day: Beijing

With an end-of-year expansion, it is now the world's longest subway system.

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Why Don't American Subway Stations Have Public Bathrooms?

Some say it's a security measure — but others think it's a matter of money.