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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

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When Mass Transit Riders Attack

Abuse of transit workers by passengers is rising in many cities - do service cuts and fare hikes play a factor?

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Fighting Congestion in Minneapolis on a Tight Budget

Minneapolis confronts bad traffic with cost-effective technology and a transit-first philosophy

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Subway Internet Access Is on the Rise, Except in America

U.S. ranks second to last in new survey of which metros offer online access

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Your Commute is Slowly Killing You

Poor sleep, high stress and low energy are just some of the negative health outcomes linked to lengthy rides to work

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When Taxi Vouchers Make More Sense Than Fixing Mass Transit

With money tight for traditional public transportation, cities consider alternatives

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In Defense of Publicly Owned Metros

Five reasons why Moscow's subways are the best in the world

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City Test: How Hard Is it For Seniors to Get to a Grocery Store?

The 'consumer logistics' of how senior citizens grocery shop, and its relationship to urban planning

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The Death Row of Urban Highways

10 roads whose days cutting through cities are nearly numbered

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In California, a 'Bus' Without a Bus

One town is experimenting with a fitness program that encourages students to walk to school

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History Gives Hope to California High-Speed Rail

What America's first-generation railroad system says about its next one