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Sudan's Once Great Train System Is Now in Utter Disrepair

The country once boasted Africa's largest network. Now much is out of service, thanks to mismanagement and neglect.

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Wanted: An App That Calculates Wait Times Straight to Your Airport Gate

A group of entrepreneurs are working on technology that could vastly improve the universally terrible experience of airports.

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The Surprising Way Airplanes May Be Heating Up the World's Climate

Tantalizing evidence suggests that yes, air traffic is helping give the atmosphere a fever.

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The Best Parking App We've Ever Seen

How risky is it to run inside for that cup of coffee without feeding the meter? SpotAgent will figure that out for you.

Maps

A Mapped History of Train Travel in the United States

On the 209th birthday of the first steam engine trip, how the Civil War impeded, then accelerated, the progress of America's trains.

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The Myth of the Commuting Criminal

Research has repeatedly shown that crime doesn't necessarily accompany transit, but that lingering fear still threatens new transportation projects.

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Jay Gordon

A Day in The Life of 3 Million London Commuters, in 1 Minute

Oyster-card data reveals both stark patterns in commuting behavior and land use.

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An Explanation for the Gender Gap in Biking

A new study highlights the concern women riders have for car traffic.

Mathias Hintermann

Like to Eat Sausages While Cycling? Then This Bike Grill's for You

Here's how to become the most popular person in your 'hood, especially among large, sweaty men.

Reuters

'Freedom for the Rest of Your Life': Dispatches From the Youth Bike Summit

Young people gather in New York to discuss the future of kids and their bicycles.

Kit Chung

Commuter Portraits of the Day: Beijing Metro Riders in GIFs

They capture the spirit of transit in a way no photo could.

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How We Feel About a Billboard Can Impact Our Driving

But not exactly in the way you might think.

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How Flight Delays Spread From Airport to Airport Like a Disease

Air travel congestion can quickly spread from a few cities to a whole network.

Maps

Bike Maps That Give Riders the Info They Actually Need

In Austin, maps are color-coded by comfort level rather than traffic-engineering standards.

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The Car That Got Stuck Going 125 mph ... for an Hour

A real-world screening of Speed ended with a small miracle of bureaucratic coordination.

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Rebecca Davis

Documenting Subway Travel's Most Intimate Moments

Photo journalist Rebecca Davis captures riders in a voyeuristic style reminiscent of Walker Evans.

A Taxi Service Where Payment Is Optional

Sidecar hopes to compete with Uber by using part-time drivers and letting riders decide what to pay. Will it work?

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Why Are We So Afraid of Being Hit by a Subway Train?

How something so statistically unlikely managed to captivate our imaginations.