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The Limits of Congestion Pricing

It may be the best solution to city traffic, but that doesn't mean it's a perfect one

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The Case for Free Hospital Parking

Not all parking fees are created equal, and some may amount to a hidden medical cost

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Are City Buses Making Us Sick?

In Houston, researchers link bus use with the spread of tuberculosis

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The 10 Least Reliable Roads in the United States

A new report ranks the corridors that are most susceptible to sudden traffic jams

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Reducing Air Pollution With ... Glue?

Adhesive sprayed onto London streets aims at cutting particulate levels

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Grocery Stores on Wheels

Mobile fresh food trucks are popping up in under-served neighborhoods all over the country

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Building a Better Bus Route, With No Defined Stops

The flexible-route bus concept would blend the regularity of traditional bus service with the range of a taxi

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After a Weight Loss Challenge, Oklahoma City Seeks Walkability

Four years ago, Mayor Mick Cornett challenged residents to lose a collective 1 million pounds

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Crowdsourcing Your Commute

Drivers help each other through traffic with the navigation app Waze

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Counting Parking Spots, From Above

Researchers at the University of Connecticut undertake a painstaking survey of parking infrastructure in cities

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How Manhattan Sped Up its Buses Without Rapid Transit

The city's select bus service cut down idle time by collecting tickets at stops, rather than on the bus

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How Green Is High-Speed Rail?

Experts say America's bullet trains will need to carry 10 million passengers to offset the environmental impact of construction

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Why Doesn't Every Subway System Have Suicide Prevention Barriers?

Mexico City's transit system is the latest to install platform screen doors, though budget constraints will mean many stations still won't have them

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Can Traffic Signals Ease Congestion Without Discouraging Walking?

The best responses from this week's The Big Fix

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Chicago Will Let Buses Ride the Shoulder to Beat the Rush

A growing number of cities are letting buses cruise highway shoulders to improve service

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Detroit's New Bridge Is Going Nowhere

A local billionaire is bent on keeping control of Detroit's main connection to Canada, even if he has to stall the development of a new one indefinitely

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How Cincinnati Defeated the Streetcar Haters ... Again

For the second time, voters approved a light rail line downtown

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How Timed Traffic Signals Can Be Bad for Pedestrians

Efforts to fight congestion by centralizing traffic lights could also make roads more dangerous for walkers

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Why $1 Billion Doesn't Buy Much Transit Infrastructure Anymore

Blame pricier consultant fees, high labor costs and age