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SNAFU of the Day: D.C. Metro Forgets to Turn the Clocks, Strands Revelers

Whoops!

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For Some New York Bikers, Flooding Was Just a Minor Hassle

Hurricane Sandy left behind untold destruction, painful memories and a wicked new environment for bicycling.

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Gas Shortage Underscores NYC's Move Away From Hybrid Cabs

A taxi lobby has fought the city's efforts toward a fuel-efficient fleet — and won.

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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Climate Desk

New York's Gas Crisis Is 'Like Something You See in the Movies'

Brooklyn drivers literally running on empty, stuck in gridlock.

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Grim Scenes From New York's Flooded Subway System

Huge parts of the train network remain out of service. Here's why.

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New York's Sustainability Catch-22

The city's greenest asset – its subway system – also became its greatest weakness this week.

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This London Traffic Light Has 75 Signals

Stop? Go? Don't walk? Gaaaaah!

Maps

The 2011 Report That Predicted New York's Subway Flooding Disaster

Climate scientists saw this coming, and their estimates on service restoration are no more encouraging.

No One Knows When New York's Subway Will Reopen

Seven subway tunnels are flooded.

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Does Your City Need a Transit Riders Union?

Unions may be dying off in the workplace. But could they make a difference on the bus?

Reuters

Hurricane Sandy Provokes the Largest Preemptive Public Transportation Shutdown in U.S. History

As Sandy bears down on the East Coast, some of the biggest cities in America come to a virtual standstill.

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Animal Daredevil of the Day: A Cat on a Bike

A Philadelphia man cruises around with his cat on his shoulder.

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A Traffic Light That Makes Road Rage Excusable

The green is only a second long.

Courtesy of Auckland Transport

The Case for Bus Transfers

Transit consultant Jarrett Walker explains how a network built on connections will benefit Auckland, New Zealand.

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Please Bring This to America: Heated Bike Lanes

Towns in the Netherlands are actually planning to try this out.

Jürgen Henn

Durham's Bridge of Death Will Decapitate Any Tall Truck

For years, a North Carolina man has documented an 11-foot-8-inch-tall bridge's amazingly destructive effect on passing traffic.

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What Exactly Is a 'Knee Defender'?

Turns out this product has actually been around since 2003.

noPhoto

Is This Device To Blind Traffic Cameras Really Legal?

The noPhoto is a license-plate frame that promises to get you out of traffic tickets.