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Why Greece's Creaky Trains Have Become the Transit Option of Choice

Soaring fuel costs, recession cutbacks, and high road taxes mean many are leaving their cars at home.

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Uber's Plan to Dominate Cabs by Phone Is Starting to Work Again

New York and Washington are easing their restrictions.

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Traffic Jams, Solved

Jonas Eliasson of Stockholm explains, with great clarity, why congestion pricing clears rush-hour roads.

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A Whopping 369,000 Americans Missed Work Because of Sandy

The super storm may not have stopped companies from hiring, but it did wreak havoc with people's ability to get to their jobs.

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Photographing the Dawn of Amtrak

Charles O'Rear takes us back to the early days of America's passenger rail service.

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City-Themed Holiday Card of the Day: A 'Virtual Geoglyph'

Season's Greetings from a bicycle geek.

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Even American Drivers Like Mass Transit More Than They Think

A quarter of car commuters gave up their parking permits after a recent trial in Boston.

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A Sober, Data-Based Approach to Bicycle Advocacy

The new book City Cycling contains zero impassioned arguments or heartfelt entreaties.

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Ray LaHood Answers Atlantic Cities Reader Questions

Find out exactly why LaHood believes "safety" is the number one transportation accomplishment of the first four years of President Obama's administration.

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Real-Life George Costanza Caused the Bomb Scare at Pittsburgh's Airport

The unnamed cleaning contractor had built a secret napping nest inside an airport bathroom.

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Raleigh's Pedestrian Rebound

Recently ranked one of America's most dangerous places for walkers, the city has a new plan to do something about it.

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Stat of the Day: Bicycle Fatalities Rose 8.7 Percent From 2010 to 2011

The vehicle fatality rate dropped, though.

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Solo Drivers Say They Benefit From App Communities

"Networked" commuters are reporting a more positive driving experience.

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Big Chunk of Turkish Infrastructure Caves In, Eats a Student

This person probably did not imagine spending the day trying to crawl out from a brand new hole in the street.

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The Greening of America's Taxis

With car ownership falling, taxis are more important than ever.

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London's 'Make-Do-and-Mend' Transit Revolution

The city is redrawing its transit map without an expensive overhaul. Instead, it stitched together old, underexploited track.

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Riding the Subway as Therapy

Wrapped in steel and plastic and surrounded by strangers, public transportation can be as soothing as a night out with friends.

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Terrifying: Half of L.A.'s Crashes Are Hit and Runs

It's by far the highest rate in the country.

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Life and Death on the Tracks in New York: Would You Be a Hero?

The thing is, we can all imagine a tragedy like the one in New York this week happening to us.