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Florida’s New Target in the Fight Against Sprawl: Too Many Roads

Several counties have turned to “mobility fees” that discourage highway expansion and steer development toward cities.

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Overall, U.S. Streetcars Just Aren't Meeting the Standards of Good Transit

It's not anti-transit or anti-rail driving the skepticism; it's anti-bad rail transit.


Are Streetcars Mostly for Tourists?

Evidence that streetcar ridership is unrelated to service frequency, bus connections, and job proximity. 


How Tolls Could Help Prevent a U.S. Transportation Crisis

In the midst of a federal funding disaster, a good idea emerges.


The Practical Path to Driverless Cars

As Silicon Valley races toward the future of driving, Tampa is keeping a more manageable pace.


Are Streetcars Part of the Transit Network?

Are they primarily about economic development or getting people around a city?

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How to Make Waiting for the Bus Feel Much, Much Shorter

Transit users often feel like they're waiting about 50 percent longer than they actually are.

All Aboard Florida

Is Florida About to Enter a 'Golden Age' of Rail?

Trains may finally be able to compete with cars.


How Republicans Killed America's High-Speed Rail Plan

A new report suggests that governors may have passed on the trains so Obama wouldn't "win."


Audio Bus Ads: Too Intrusive for Riders, or Too Much Money to Pass Up?

Compared to other recent transit marketing campaigns, these seem pretty tolerable.


Exploring the Curious Connections Between Traffic Deaths and NFL Home Games

With millions of fans driving to stadiums every week, is it more dangerous to take to the road after a football game?


Finally, a Plan to Pay for Public Transit With Highway Tolls

In Tampa, an innovative idea called "bus toll lanes" could pad the farebox with road revenue.

Flickr user Lee Johnson/Mark Byrnes

'Why Is Boston So Racist' and 50 Other City Stereotypes Revealed by Google Autocomplete

Austin is 'liberal,' Tampa is 'trashy,' and Buffalo is both 'cold' and 'depressing.'


Tropical Storm Andrea Is a Wuss

Oh, the (non) horror!

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Chicago Wants to Crack Down on Pedicabs: This Week in Bans

Also, Tampa wants to turn down the bass on car stereos and an Iowa city declares war on poopy geese.

MPI's Zara Matheson

America's Most Post-Industrial Metros

The cities that lead America's transition from a goods-producing to service economy.


The Case Against One-Way Streets

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

Urban Intitute

The Wildly Different Age Demographics of U.S. Cities

And other lessons learned from a vast new data tool from the Urban Institute.


The Best #CityReads of 2012

Charter cities, sexy villages, company towns, and more.