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Why Are States Passing Up Billions in Federal Transit Funds?

The GAO reports that only a tenth of $53 billion in flexible transportation funding went to transit in the past five years.

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Holiday Car Ads in the Era of Millennials Buying Fewer Cars

Lexus takes aim at social media as a perceived deterrent to driving.

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Why Didn't This 1930s Cow-Catcher For Pedestrians Ever Catch On?

This is what passed for road safety 80 years ago.

Turn Your Beloved Old Bike Into Taxidermy

In a world that deems it fit to stuff and preserve dead pets, this isn't that bizarre.

A Possible Link Between Traffic Pollution and Autism

Researchers in California have found a compelling association.

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9 Years Later, Nobody Misses the Concorde

In hindsight, supersonic commercial travel turned out to be a very brief period in the history of aviation.

Traveling This Holiday? Here's What the Roads (and Airways) Look Like

43 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles between Wednesday and Monday.

Why Mayors Should Run the Department of Transportation

Some unsolicited thoughts for the president as he replaces Ray LaHood.

Can We Please Stop Pretending Cars Are Greener Than Transit?

Freakonomics revives a tried, and tired, debate.

The Wonder of Moving Things From Place to Place

The often miraculous ways we get our stuff (and ourselves) from one spot to another.

Resurrected Train Alert: New York's H Is Back

And a brief rundown of some other ghost letter trains.

An Indirect Damage of Terror Attacks: Higher Traffic Fatalities

New research suggests people drive more after transit is targeted, even though the choice actually elevates their safety risk.

San Francisco's New Bike Parklet Is a Dismembered Citroën H Van

"It was just sitting there, gathering dust."

Here's One Way to Waste Time at the Bus Stop

An Italian street artist has the perfect thing for when the bus is running late: Popping bubblewrap.

DC's Massive New Transportation Experiment Starts Tomorrow

High-tech high-occupancy tolls come to the nation's capital. Is this the future of highway infrastructure?

Dispute of the Day: How Many Rocks Are Thrown at D.C. Buses?

The city says it happens all over the place.

Here's How to Get All Your Timid Friends on Bikes

This new book is full of good advice, delivered in plain English without getting all preachy or judgy.

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The Architectural Spectacle That Is Munich's Metro

Photographer Nick Frank discusses his sharp, colorful, deserted shots of the stylish system.