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Why Tokyo's Privately Owned Rail Systems Work So Well

Large cities with cash-strapped transit agencies would do well to study Japan's rail history

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Why Did Some Streetcars Survive When Most Didn't?

Streetcars are making a comeback across the country, but in New Orleans, they never went away

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How Much is a Bike Trail Worth?

Far from 'frivolous spending,' data shows trails can actually boost property tax revenues

Reuters

The Catch-22 of Red-Light Cameras

To pay camera contractors, cities have an incentive to encourage drivers to run red lights and pay big fines

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Commuting: One More Thing Europe Is Better At

A new tool makes it clear just how car-dependent Americans still are

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A Simpler Solution to NYC's Subway Garbage Problem

MTA officials are testing out the theory that removing garbage bins from subway platforms will lead to less garbage in the system

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Speeding Up Denver Ski Season Traffic ... By Going Slower

This winter, Colorado highway officials will institute "rolling speed harmonization" to ease congestion

Kentucky Department of Highways

Free to Good Home: 456-Foot Steel Bridge

Kentucky tries to give away a historic bridge

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Paving the Road to Hell's Kitchen

One of New York City's most traffic-plagued neighborhoods gets a remake

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To Win Riders, Mass Transit Should Get Wired

According to a new study, free Wi-Fi makes travelers more likely to opt not to drive

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In New Haven, Debating the Best Road Forward

The long-awaited Downtown Crossing project has the city buzzing, but some fear it's not making the most of its chance

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It's the Parking, Stupid: One Transportation Consultant's Tough Love Approach

To ease cities' car addiction, Jeffrey Tumlin says we've got to charge drivers more to park

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U.S. Cities Face a Looming Bridge Crisis

18,000 bridges in need of repair are located in large U.S. metropolitan areas

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The Only Hope for Reducing Traffic

A new study makes the fundamental case for congestion pricing

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Why American Commute Times Are Difficult to Compare to Other Countries

In one recent survey the U.S. has relatively short commutes; in another, they're relatively long

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The Folly of City-Owned Parking Garages

Guaranteeing cheap downtown parking creates all the wrong incentives for drivers

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Bicycle Storage Solutions for a Bike-Crazed World

Space for bicycles on streets and in apartments is tight, but storage options are growing

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Fixing Atlanta's Transportation Mess, with Pennies

Metro area leaders approve $6.14 billion project list for 2012 referendum

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In Search of a Bicycling Culture, Richmond Invites World's Elites to Town

The city has just a few years to transform its cycling infrastructure before the UCI Road World Championships