Commute

Which Comes First, Contactless Transit Fares or Widespread Adoption of Contactless Credit Cards?

The London Tube is adding the technology, but U.S. rail systems see it as a long way off.

How to 'Rightsize' a Street

Case studies from cities that have done it well.

Can an App Get People to Walk More?

Our infrastructure deters walking and encourages driving. But tracking our steps may make plain the importance of staying active.

A Guide to America's Most Ambitious Transit Projects

The U.S. is currently planning 721 regional transit projects. Don't hold your breath for their completion, though.

Watch Portland Move an Entire Bridge in One Day

The shifting of the 3,400-ton span is rumored to be the biggest bridge move in history.

Videos

Public Transportation ... for Your Car?

Behold the train-ferry for car commuters, and one of the craziest transit ideas we've ever seen.

Videos

A Harrowing Subway Video With a Happy Ending

A Madrid man rescues a woman who fainted onto the tracks.

Maps

Traveling the Entire Length of California by Local Transit

A new state rail map shows that it can be done — should you be crazy enough to try it.

Maps

A Map for All Possible Routes

How to get where you're going by foot, by car, by transit and bike, all on one map.

Voice-Operated Texting While Driving: As Unsafe As It Ever Was

A new California law says drivers can text and email via voice systems safely — but the evidence begs to differ.

D.C. Taxis Finally Forced to Start Accepting Credit Cards

A decree from the D.C. Taxicab Commission will force drivers to install credit card machines by Mar. 31.

In Oregon, Pushing Ahead With Road Use Fees

The state's latest pilot program overcomes privacy concerns by giving drivers five options, from full tracking to none at all.

The 'Best' Ways to Incite Road Rage

We're looking at you, erratic lane weavers.

Why New York City Spends $7,000 Per Student on School Buses

Blame corruption, according to the New York Times.

Finally: A Transit Ticket on Your Smart Phone

Boston's commuter rail embraces the next big convenience in mass transit.

Photos

Meet the Newest Fleet of 'Green' Cars

Detroit rolled out the next generation of fuel-efficient cars at this year's Auto Show.

America Is a Walking Disaster

In much of the country, walking – that most basic and human method of movement, and the one most important to our health – is all but impossible.

4 Ways the Feds Are Making Transit Better

New funding rules should speed up major projects and increase local benefits.