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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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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.

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Voice-Operated Texting While Driving: As Unsafe As It Ever Was

A new California law says drivers can text and email via voice systems safely — but the evidence begs to differ.

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D.C. Taxis Finally Forced to Start Accepting Credit Cards

A decree from the D.C. Taxicab Commission will force drivers to install credit card machines by Mar. 31.

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In Oregon, Pushing Ahead With Road Use Fees

The state's latest pilot program overcomes privacy concerns by giving drivers five options, from full tracking to none at all.

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The 'Best' Ways to Incite Road Rage

We're looking at you, erratic lane weavers.

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Why New York City Spends $7,000 Per Student on School Buses

Blame corruption, according to the New York Times.

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Finally: A Transit Ticket on Your Smart Phone

Boston's commuter rail embraces the next big convenience in mass transit.

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Meet the Newest Fleet of 'Green' Cars

Detroit rolled out the next generation of fuel-efficient cars at this year's Auto Show.

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America Is a Walking Disaster

In much of the country, walking – that most basic and human method of movement, and the one most important to our health – is all but impossible.

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4 Ways the Feds Are Making Transit Better

New funding rules should speed up major projects and increase local benefits.

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A Case for Abolishing Parking Tickets

A researcher argues that cities could make up the revenue and control parking demand without all those hated citations.

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The Bizarre Story of the Woman Who Stole a Stockholm Commuter Train

And then crashed it into an apartment building.

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Would More Drivers Use Mass Transit if It Mimicked Private Cars?

Personal Rapid Transit tries for a comeback.

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Strip Down and Ride the Subway

Improv Everywhere's annual no-pants transit ride goes international.

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This Latest Upgrade Won't Fix Amtrak's WiFi

The best commuters can hope for is very fast internet very occasionally.