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Adidas

The Extraordinary Future of Shoes

Knitted footwear technology is poised to enhance sustainability and walkability alike.

CityFixer
Tim Adams/Flickr

The Atlanta Transit Agency's Big Plan to Convert Parking Lots into Housing

MARTA sees real estate as a gateway to better train and bus service.

Maps
Max Roberts

A Vignelli-Inspired Map Designed to Make the Least Amount of People Mad

One designer thinks his version of the notorious 1972 subway map wouldn't bother as many New Yorkers.

vxla/Flickr

Why Amtrak's On-Time Performance Is So Much Worse This Year

The passenger rail carrier lost its leverage with freight rail companies after a federal appeals court ruling in 2013.

Videos
Sam Dosick/Flickr

Does Your Bike-Share System Have a Theme Song?

Changwon, South Korea's does. Get ready to be jealous. 

Sean Gardner/Reuters

New Orleans Transit Never Recovered After Katrina

New Orleans' population has rebounded since the devastating 2005 hurricane, but public transportation is still a mess—especially for the poor.

Wikimedia Commons

What If You Could Choose Between the Fastest Route and the Most Beautiful?

In the future, GPS directions may not always be destination-driven.

MTA

NYC Can't Afford to Build the Second Avenue Subway, and It Can't Afford Not To

The city is paying a steep price to build the much-needed new line, and will pay a steeper one if it fails to finish.

Kevin Harber/Flickr

The Many Languages of Transit Platform Signs

There's no one way to show riders the way, but some are better than others.

Larry McCombs/Flickr

The U.S. Has Quietly Made Some Remarkable Advances in Fuel-Efficiency

Standards developed over the past decade offer reasons for optimism.

Retronaut/Library of Congress

On This Day in 1910, New York's Monorail Suffered a Grievous Wreck

A sad tale of extremely poor transportation planning.

Associated Press

Massive Subway Derailment in Moscow Causes Multiple Deaths and Injuries

Several Metro cars jumped their tracks Tuesday morning, killing 21 and injuring at least 160 people.

Kriston Capps

Six Guesses About Those Car2Go Black Cards

Feeling entitled by your new car2go black card? That's only one of the hypothetical benefits.

Adam Fagen/Flickr

How Low-Income Commuters View Cycling

Three policy lessons for cities trying to achieve more transport equity.

When Los Angeles' Blue Line Was New

Celebrate its 24th birthday with a 1990 video touting "a promise delivered." And a talking owl named Travis.

Videos
Streetfilms

How Parking Spaces Are Eating Our Cities Alive

More cities are beginning to scale back on spots, seeing them as wasted space.

Google

Airbus Wants to Patent a Way to Guarantee You Even Less Legroom

More people would fit on a plane if they would sit on hinged bike saddles.

Flickr user Mr.TinDC

Why Higher Fares Would Be Good for Public Transit

If transit is really to thrive in the United States, agencies need to reconsider their reliance on taxpayer subsidies.