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How Silicon Valley Created America's Largest Homeless Camp

Welcome to "The Jungle," where casualties of Silicon Valley's last tech boom now find themselves struggling to survive.

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Silicon Valley Could Offer a Public Bus Commute That's Quicker Than Driving

The El Camino BRT project shows why great transit needs exclusive lanes.

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The Carless Commute Ranking to End All Carless Commute Rankings

A new report ranks U.S. metros based on how many jobs residents can access by transit during the morning rush.

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7 Charts That Show How Good Mass Transit Can Make a City More Affordable

The rent can be a little damn high, so long as the ride isn't.

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Too Lazy to Unlock Your Phone? Try This 'Digital Tattoo'

Press your phone against this creepy skin patch instead of fumbling with that pesky code.

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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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Have U.S. Light Rail Systems Been Worth the Investment?

Despite modest success, most systems have neither increased mass transit commute share nor the vitality of city centers.

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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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Visualizing the Bay Area's Transit Systems by Commute Time

A time-scale transit map shows how long it takes to get around on Muni, BART, and the Caltrain.

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Nothing About This Year's Winter Weather Patterns Is Likely to Change Any Time Soon

Expect unusual East Coast cold and West Coast heat to "remain in place through most of the remainder of March."

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The Most Revealing Broadband Adoption Maps We've Ever Seen

In the era of Google Fiber, there's more reason than ever to confront America's digital divide.

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Yes, Rent Is Rising Much Faster in America's Tech Hubs

But Internet companies and their high-paid web developers are only part of the story.

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Wi-Fi Doesn't Just Enhance Amtrak — It May Actually Encourage New Riders

But merely providing the service isn't enough. It needs to work well, too.

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2013's Best Performing American Cities

New rankings from the Milken Institute show just how diverse our tech economy has become.

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Where America's Inventors Are

The geography of American innovation over the last decade.

The Incredible History of San Francisco's Coast, as Seen From the Air

Blood-colored evaporation ponds, smoldering toxic-waste dumps, a rusting fleet of military ghost ships – the Bay Area has it all.

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California's High-Speed Rail Plan Is in Jeopardy, But It's Hiring Workers Anyway

Officials say they will move with a worker training program, despite a court ruling that stopped just short of invalidating the line.

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Why San Francisco May Be the New Silicon Valley

A new analysis reveals that venture capital investment is flowing into cities at a startling clip.

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How Facebook Single-Handedly Made Silicon Valley Richer Than Manhattan

The average weekly wage in San Mateo County increased 107.3 percent, thanks to a little IPO that happened in May 2012.