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The Best Maps We've Seen of Sandy's Transit Outage in New York

How transit access changes the perception of distance and accessibility of resources in a city.

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Should Drivers Be Able to Door Bikers Without Penalty?

At least 40 states already have a law against dooring — but in Virginia, opponents call the proposed measure "asinine."

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Why Talking Cars Will Be Good for Buses

Technology is poised to help us better share the roadway.

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Stunt of the Day: Can This Guy Get Off a Train at One Metro Stop and Catch It at the Next?

Man against machine.

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A Striking Pattern to D.C.'s Metrorail Ridership on Inauguration Day

This is what it looks like when hundreds of thousands of people stand still at the exact same time.

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Should Manhattan Rebuild This Ruined Subway Station?

The South Ferry station is worth it — but that doesn't mean the money should be squandered.

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Can We Finally Declare Peace in the 'War on Cars'?

Recent polling data suggests the public is much less divided than many headlines would have you believe.

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Ethics Question of the Day: What Do You Do With an Ice Patch Outside Your Window?

Fix it, or film it?

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Could These Crazy Intersections Make Us Safer?

Dispatches from the imagination of transportation engineers.

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Which Comes First, Contactless Transit Fares or Widespread Adoption of Contactless Credit Cards?

The London Tube is adding the technology, but U.S. rail systems see it as a long way off.

NYC DOT

How to 'Rightsize' a Street

Case studies from cities that have done it well.

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Can an App Get People to Walk More?

Our infrastructure deters walking and encourages driving. But tracking our steps may make plain the importance of staying active.

Reconnecting America

A Guide to America's Most Ambitious Transit Projects

The U.S. is currently planning 721 regional transit projects. Don't hold your breath for their completion, though.

Watch Portland Move an Entire Bridge in One Day

The shifting of the 3,400-ton span is rumored to be the biggest bridge move in history.

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RapidCommute.com

Public Transportation ... for Your Car?

Behold the train-ferry for car commuters, and one of the craziest transit ideas we've ever seen.

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A Harrowing Subway Video With a Happy Ending

A Madrid man rescues a woman who fainted onto the tracks.

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Traveling the Entire Length of California by Local Transit

A new state rail map shows that it can be done — should you be crazy enough to try it.

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Michael Schade

A Map for All Possible Routes

How to get where you're going by foot, by car, by transit and bike, all on one map.