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A Surprising Number of Bank Robbers Use Mass Transit for Their 'Getaway'

In the modern city, criminality meets multimodality.

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Head Injuries Didn't Rise in Bike-Share Cities. They Actually Fell

In fact, head injuries declined about 14 percent after cities started bike-sharing programs.

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The Rise of Private 'Luxury' Mass Transit Buses

What will services like Bridj, Blackline, and Leap Transit mean for traditional city buses?

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It's Not Always a Bad Thing for Rents to Rise With Transit Growth

If displacement is kept in check, there are great social benefits to reducing household transportation costs.

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Does New Mass Transit Always Have to Mean Rapidly Rising Rents?

U.S. cities big and small are struggling to welcome transit development while preserving affordable housing.

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When Taking Back the City Means Returning to the Scene of the Crime

In the relentless Boston bombing anniversary coverage, the tagline on one local news channel is, "Let's Remember, Let's Run." Can we really do both?

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The U.S. Could Get More and More Super-Freezing Winters

The eastern part, anyway; in the West it will be hotter and drier, predict scientists.

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Why Did This Guy Think a Confetti 'Bomb' at the Boston Marathon Site Was a Good Idea?

Dumb, dumb, dumb.

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How to Get Disadvantaged Teenagers on a Career Track

Boston's summer-jobs program puts thousands of teens in professional environments, giving them mentors and experience.

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Want a Healthier City? Prescribe Biking

In Boston, a new program empowers doctors to give low-income patients a cheap bike-share membership.

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Will a World of Driverless Cars Be Heaven or Hell?

The answer depends in large part on whether we own autonomous vehicles or share them.

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The Urban Shift in the U.S. Start-Up Economy, in One Chart

Walkable suburbs and center city companies are dominating the tech scene.

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Will Women Ever Feel Completely Safe on Mass Transit?

Cities trying to boost ridership have a few options, but lots of room for improvement.

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Happy Spring! Here's Your Depressing Non-Spring Forecast

Frigid parts of the U.S. are warming up for a couple days, but don't get comfortable yet.

Kevin Johnson

Where Each City's Uninsured Live

Very few people in Boston are uninsured, but there are huge swathes of them all over Dallas.

Reuters

The Race Is On for the Transit Ticket of Tomorrow

The next-generation fare card will definitely be much more than a fare card. But what, exactly?

The New York Metro's Economy Is Almost as Large as Australia's

How U.S. cities stack up economically worldwide.

One City's Quest to Erase the Gender Pay Gap

Boston is trying to ensure female workers earn as much as men by asking local companies to rethink perks like flexibility and child care.

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A Detailed Map of the Net Migration Flows for Every U.S. County

People are leaving Minneapolis for Florida, Detroit for the suburbs, and Washington for New York.