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Network Rail

The Train of the Future Might Be Battery-Powered

The U.K. is testing a cleaner, quieter electric rail line that doesn't require power lines.

Associated Press

Mohammed Is the Most Common New York Taxi Driver Name

A data scientist ranks the city's top 20 names for cabbies.

Reuters/rubra

Why a 10-Minute Commercial Flight Isn't As Dumb As It Might Sound

A brief look into the endlessly complex world of passenger airline scheduling.

Videos

The Golden Gate Bridge Gets a Big 'Zipper'

The moveable traffic barrier is designed to prevent head-on wrecks.

A Death on the D.C. Metro

An investigation into Monday's incident needs to be completed, but Washington area commuters have plenty of reasons to be outraged by their transit agency.  

Videos
Kien Lam

Around the World in Four Minutes

A whirlwind time-lapse tour, spanning from Mexico to New Zealand.

Reuter/Stephen Hird

London's Main Airports Are Busier Than Ever

Are they becoming victims of their own success?

Maps
Diane Goes for You

Meet the Explorer Solving the Mysteries of Google Maps

A French multimedia artist invites your web-map queries with the promise to (eventually) provide a real-world answer.

CityFixer
Transit Nerds / Flickr

What Does Living 'Close' to Transit Really Mean?

New studies suggest proximity to transit is quite flexible and could extend to a mile out.

Adam Dachis/Flickr

Portland's Messy Breakup With Its Airport Carpet

Is it turquoise? Is it teal? Whichever it is, Portlanders have strong feelings about PDX's beloved—and soon-to-go—carpet.

City of Gainesville

Why One Florida City Reversed Its Road Diet

As Gainesville returns bike lanes to cars, the decision reflects a broader debate over removing traffic lanes.

Connected Cycle

This Smart Pedal Will Hunt Down Bike Thieves

The high-security device also monitors speed, routes, and calories burnt.

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REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A Look Inside Kathmandu's Women-Only Bus Service

The service debuted this week. For now, most of the drivers and conductors are still men.

Tim Brown/Flickr

Why D.C. Better Hope It Wins the U.S. Olympic Bid

The city is already sticking itself with the worst downsides of hosting the games. At least this way, it would be forced to make crucial improvements.

Screenshot of California High-Speed Rail Groundbreaking Live Stream

The 8 Best Jerry Brown Lines from California's High-Speed Rail Groundbreaking

A dig at Republican critics, a kind-of dig at martini drinkers, a call for state unity, and more.

Will Shoes One Day Generate Renewable Energy?

These insoles would let wearers produce electricity and feed it into the grid.

Maps
visualizing.nyc

Engage in 'Transit Battle' With the NYC Bus System

Click on your location and see how many minutes you could save by integrating buses into your journey—mapped in vivid color.

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D.C. Taxicab Commission

Which Is More Evil: Uber or D.C.'s Old Taxi Zone System?

Uber may not be an ideal ride-hailing solution. But let's remember the unpredictable, shifty days of Washington's unmetered cabs.