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Traveling This Holiday? Here's What the Roads (and Airways) Look Like

43 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles between Wednesday and Monday.

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Why Mayors Should Run the Department of Transportation

Some unsolicited thoughts for the president as he replaces Ray LaHood.

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Can We Please Stop Pretending Cars Are Greener Than Transit?

Freakonomics revives a tried, and tired, debate.

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The Wonder of Moving Things From Place to Place

The often miraculous ways we get our stuff (and ourselves) from one spot to another.

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Resurrected Train Alert: New York's H Is Back

And a brief rundown of some other ghost letter trains.

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An Indirect Damage of Terror Attacks: Higher Traffic Fatalities

New research suggests people drive more after transit is targeted, even though the choice actually elevates their safety risk.

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San Francisco's New Bike Parklet Is a Dismembered Citroën H Van

"It was just sitting there, gathering dust."

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Here's One Way to Waste Time at the Bus Stop

An Italian street artist has the perfect thing for when the bus is running late: Popping bubblewrap.

DC's Massive New Transportation Experiment Starts Tomorrow

High-tech high-occupancy tolls come to the nation's capital. Is this the future of highway infrastructure?

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Dispute of the Day: How Many Rocks Are Thrown at D.C. Buses?

The city says it happens all over the place.

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Here's How to Get All Your Timid Friends on Bikes

This new book is full of good advice, delivered in plain English without getting all preachy or judgy.

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The Architectural Spectacle That Is Munich's Metro

Photographer Nick Frank discusses his sharp, colorful, deserted shots of the stylish system.

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For Pedestrians, Cities Have Become the Wilderness

The ugly truth about what Marchetti’s Constant means for walkers almost everywhere.

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Submit Your Questions for Ray LaHood

The outgoing Secretary of Transportation will answer questions from Atlantic Cities readers here later this month.

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The Global Gateways That Connect America to the World

Just five metro areas move nearly 40 percent of all U.S. international passengers.

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Do New Yorkers Really Need to Be Told How to Use Bike Lanes?

According to this cheeky movie by the city's Bike Ambassadors, yes, yes they do.

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Newly Un-Flooded New York Subway Still Looking Pretty Horrible

Pumping out the tunnels under New York has revealed a gnarly landscape of storm damage.

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Imagining the Colorful Adventures of a Stolen Bicycle

The meaning of this little film seems to be: If your bike is stolen, it's probably being ridden by somebody who loves it a lot more than you.