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Bears Need Highway Overpasses, Too

Inside the dramatic world of transportation planning for wildlife.

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The Worst Place to Be on a Hot Summer Day? A New York Subway Platform

This is way more unbearable than standing on black asphalt in the blazing sun.

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Would This Insanely Complex Diagram Help You Navigate a Subway System?

Tokyo made a guide to its labyrinthine underground network. But despite their good intentions, it may as well have been drawn by M.C. Escher.

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Your Long Commute May Be Hurting Your Marriage

A new report finds a higher rate of separation among couples that travel more than 45 minutes to work.

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No Kids Allowed: How Our Street Design Is Killing Play

Somehow, we find ourselves living in a world where children outside is a nuisance.

Let's All Stop Obsessing About the 'Next Great Thing' in Urban Transportation

Instead of coveting some trendy system, let's spend a little more time fixing the ones we've got.

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Didn't Pay Your New York Taxes? Then You Can't Drive on New York Roads

A brilliant plan to hit scofflaws where it really hurts.

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Massive Flames Engulf Nairobi's Airport

International passengers are still stranded while officials come up with alternative plans.

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Beyoncé, Bike Commuter

The superstar rode to her last Barclays show, setting off a flurry of excitement.

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Commuter Hack of the Day: Help Out Researchers While You Wait for the Bus

Those digital screens at bus shelters can be used for crowd-sourced academic research.

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A Pedestrian Is Killed in a Traffic Crash in the U.S. Every 2 Hours

A troubling trend that's getting worse.

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When a Car Becomes a Weapon

Vehicles can do great damage, yet when people drive aggressively or vengefully, the destruction is often dismissed as "an accident."

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Has the Rise of Online Shopping Made Traffic Worse?

A case study illustrates how more deliveries could mean more congestion.

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The Hidden Epidemic of Storefront Crashes

It's way more than just a crazy thing you sometimes see on the local news. And almost no one is doing anything about it.

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What If You Never Had to Pay for Parking at the Airport Again?

A clever new peer-to-peer car-sharing scheme makes a lot of our standard travel expenses look like a huge waste of money.

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In 1968, San Francisco's BART Was Billed as a 'Dream for Tomorrow'

There's something almost hypnotic about this hippie-lite promotional video.

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The Spanish Train Crash Now Looks Like the World's Worst Case of Distracted Driving

Turns out the train operator was on the phone.

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The Future of Transportation: Own an EV, Get Access to an SUV

Own a small, cheap-to-operate electric vehicle for workaday commutes, and access to a sports car or SUV whenever you want.