The Future of Transportation

How getting from here to there is changing forever

Elvert Barnes/Flickr

We Need to Think Bigger About Transit-Oriented Development

The growing popularity of bike-share represents a shift toward embracing shared-transport networks. But there's a much larger picture to consider.

Courtesy of Nice Ride Minnesota

This Really Might Be the Nicest Bike-Share System in the United States

A Twin Cities-based service based on Minnesota values is embraced by an unexpectedly robust marketplace.

Flickr user noise64

Why Public Transit Is Not Living Up to Its Social Contract

Too many agencies favor suburban commuters over inner-city riders.

Taras Grescoe

How Denver Is Becoming the Most Advanced Transit City in the West

But the key question remains: Will metro residents give up their cars?

All Aboard Florida

The Triumphant Return of Private U.S. Passenger Rail

Can new train service between Miami and Orlando be a model for the rest of the country?

Dublin, Ohio / Crawford Hoying

What Transit Will Actually Look Like in the New Suburbia

Or, why we should fall in love with ride-share, buses, and walking.

Flickr/Fairfax County/WDG Architecture

The Colossal Expectations of D.C.'s Newest Metro Line

There's not much riding on the Silver Line except the future of the American suburb as we know it. 

Flickr user Mustafa Khayat

How to Make Mass Transit Financially Sustainable Once and for All

The seven-part case for operating public transportation as a public utility.

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What If the Best Way to End Drunk Driving Is to End Driving?

Tough DUI laws can only go so far if we don't give people—especially young people—reasonable alternatives in the first place. 

Aaron Cassara

Skateboarding Is Transportation, Too

Faster than walking, less of a hassle than biking, and way cheaper than a car.

Flickr user MTAPhotos

5 Crucial Principles for 21st Century Transportation Systems

Handling tomorrow's mega-trends means rethinking today's infrastructure.

U.S. Coast Guard

The Future of Evacuations in the Climate Change Era

As storms increase and sea level rises, a good plan to flee the city becomes a huge part of protecting those who live in it.

Nate Berg

The Sidewalk of the Future Is Not So Concrete

Cities are experimenting with different materials — from heated panels to flexible rubber — but the best replacement has yet to emerge.

Flickr user waltarrrrr

In the Pedways of Los Angeles Past, a Vision of a Pedestrian-Friendly Future

Despite its reputation, L.A. has deep walkable roots.

David Crummey/Flickr

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.

Flickr user Chris Devers

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.

Flickr user naotoj

The Rise of Bicycling in Smaller and Midsize U.S. Cities

In part, it's because the roads are less stressful for riders. 

Christopher T. Martin

Can Atlanta Go All In on the BeltLine?

The project's been a huge early success, but the mass transit component is lagging, and there are already affordability concerns along completed portions of the trail. 

Envision Solar

The Problem of Finding Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Just Got Sunnier

The solar-powered EV ARC charger has a key advantage: portability.