Germans' Anti-Stuttgart 21 Protests May Pay Off, 2 Years Later

The country reconsiders a massive rail project.

Chuck Wolfe

What We Can Learn About Walkability From Looking at Pictures

Images of Seattle and Barcelona offer fresh insight into the way pedestrians interact with the built environment.


How Virtual Traffic Lights Could Cut Down on Congestion

Car-to-car communication could decrease urban congestion by 60 percent, one computer scientist says.


The Link Between Kids Who Walk or Bike to School and Concentration

For too many American families, this is not a problem that's easily solved.


The Pre-Lunar New Year Travel Crunch

China's rail systems will handle an average of 5.2 million trips a day.


Congestion Pricing's Enduring Public Perception Problem

The need for better awareness about traffic strategies is quite clear.


One of the Worst Mass Transit Commute Horror Stories You Will Ever Read

Riders on Washington, D.C.'s Green Line endured hours of chaos and panic Wednesday night.


A Truck Filled With Fireworks Explodes, Destroys Highway

The blast was so strong it sent some cars flying off the bridge, and still more trucks were found crushed underneath the debris.


Why All of Grand Central's Clocks Are Wrong

The secret to catching a train there, revealed.


Why People Choose Cars, Even When Mass Transit Would Serve Them Better

The "car effect" explains why so many people choose to drive even when it's not in their best interest.


Before L.A. Became a Car Town, Commuters Actually Rode Mass Transit

It's true – this 1960s video of L.A.'s "Red Car" rail system proves it!


Wanted: A Little Electric Car That Won’t Crumple in a Collision

The Germans – of course – are working on it.


A Digital Mixing Board for Your Street

Go ahead. Add a bike lane.

Detroit Free Press

Deadly Pileup in Detroit Is 'a Mile Long'

"Whiteout conditions" appear to have caused at least 30 drivers to lose control of their vehicles.

This Is How You Respond to Bigoted Bus Ads

An ad campaign targeting transit in San Francisco, Chicago, and Washington corrects a few misinterpretations of the word "Jihad."


The Case Against One-Way Streets

One civil engineer believes trip capacity will increase if cities turn to two-way streets.

The Stumblr

Public Shaming of the Day: The Worst Sidewalks in San Diego

Behold the Stumblr.


5 Ways the Next U.S. Secretary of Transportation Will Be Forced to Follow Ray LaHood's Lead

The head of the DOT announced today that he's stepping down. He leaves behind an agency in dramatic transition.