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In Tel Aviv, a Heated Debate Over Transit on the Sabbath

The mayor wants the city to run buses on Saturdays, but traditionalists oppose the move as a slippery slope.

The Tale of a Taxi Driver Who Just Won't Stop Driving

Rogue cabbie Phil Sullivan of Aspen has faced two jail stints and thousands of dollars in fines. But he keeps breaking the law.

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Speeding Tickets for Going 26 MPH

A flood of new cameras in Chicago aims to slow motorists driving near schools.

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How Public Perception of Light Rail Influences Its Economic Benefits

Negative stereotypes of light rail — in particular its unsubstantiated ability to generate crime — may have hurt property values along a new line in south Jersey, according to a new study.

Can Subways Ever Really Be Rat-Free?

In New York, legislators debate whether a bill banning food will cut down on the city's vermin.

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We Need 'Broken Windows' for Traffic Crimes

There's outrage in New York City over how many drivers get away with killing people every year. Here's one idea to help save lives.

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In Cleveland, a Historic Building May Be Reborn...as a Parking Lot

Owners hope to add parking spaces inside a former department store.

In San Francisco, Buses Become the Police

After a successful pilot program, the entire fleet will soon be equipped with cameras to ticket cars that block transit-only traffic.

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The Hidden Cost of Africa's Air Traffic Boom

New routes are springing up across the continent. Is this a good thing for Africans?

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What We Can Learn From Urban Nostalgia

Artifacts from the past can teach us a lot about walkable, transit-oriented spaces.

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Can Nashville Shake Its Sprawling Past?

It's the nation's most spread-out city. Can an ambitious new transportation plan change that?

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Not Every City Can Be the 'Most Bicycle-Friendly'

A few ideas for less competitive but still worthwhile city superlatives.

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Rise of the Rickshaw

The three-wheeled, auto rickshaw should play a major role in the sustainability of Indian cities, a new report suggests.

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In Toronto, a Major Victory for Light Rail

The city council just defeated an effort to build subways out of the city. What's next?

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Getting a Handel on Transit Crime

Some public transportation systems are using classical music to deter criminals — but does it work?

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Cautionary U.S. Transportation Tales for India's Growing Cities

An American in India, advising cities on how to avoid traffic hell.

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Disturbing Video of the Day: Cloud of Filth Emanates from Bus Seat

Still want to sit in cloth-backed bus seats?

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Gross Picture of the Day: New York City's Ugliest Rat

Quite possibly the world's worst photo contest.