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A Solution for California's Transportation Woes

A report suggests that high-speed rail would make the state healthier, greener and less congested

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The Tricky Second Wave of Urban Highway Removals

For a lot of cities, demolishing the most obvious candidates was the easy part

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The Best Ways to Pay for Our Failing Infrastructure

A round-up of the best ideas from this week's The Big Fix

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City Makers: Global Stories

The people and ideas reshaping urban life

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A Plan to Make Drivers Hate Downtown Dublin

The Irish capital aims to ensure its future is pedestrian-focused

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Can Amtrak Ever Make Money?

A Freakonomics panel looks at if, how, and whether Amtrak can find its way to profitability

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The Safety Risks of Raising Speed Limits

As the U.K. plans to increase its speed limit, concerns grow

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Plans for an Air Conditioned Walk From Burj Khalifa to the Dubai Metro

An elevated walkway will connect the world's tallest skyscraper with the city's metro system

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The Problem with Naming Transit Stations

Commercialism is only one of many reasons for cities not to sell out their stops

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Map of the Day: Good News for Public Transportation

A guide to the major 2012 projects

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High-Speed Rail Protest Song Tops U.K. Charts

In England, an anti-HS2 ballad is hotter than Adele or Coldplay

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The Fine Print Behind Capital Bikeshare's Unbanked Program

Capital Bikeshare anticipated (and addressed) a lot of the criticisms of their new program for the unbanked

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How Should Metros Respond to Emergencies?

NYC subway riders trapped on A train last winter sue the city for a "policy that will benefit the public now and for years to come"

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International Free Transit Day

Around the world, cities let revelers ride for free on New Year’s Eve

Chart of the Day: Biking and Gender

Where women bike as much as men, and where they don't

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Unconventional Public Transit Project of the Day

An urban escalator opens in hilly Medellin slum

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2011's Biggest Transportation Failures

The end of the Tampa-Orlando high-speed rail line, the death of a pedestrian near Atlanta and other low points from the year in city travel

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Bike-Sharing for the Unbanked

D.C. tries to find a way to include residents who don't have credit cards

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$6 Billion for Southern California's $40 Billion Need

Two cost estimates of needed pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure differ wildly