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Brazilians Spend as Much as 26 Percent of Their Income to Ride the Bus

In the county's lopsided economy, public funds are propping up a public transportation system that the public can’t afford.

Public Transit Prank of the Day: Your Face on a Bus Ad

Your (involuntary) fifteen minutes of fame.

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The Case for Caution When It Comes to Building Streetcars

There are several reasons to be excited about streetcars — and several others to be skeptical.

Schema Design

What Public Transit Data Teaches Us About How People Use a City

What does a city look like when viewed through the movement of its riders?

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Yet Another Reason to Stop Riding Chinatown Buses

One company had to decommission 75 percent of its fleet after structural cracks were found.

Jay Gordon

A Day in The Life of 3 Million London Commuters, in 1 Minute

Oyster-card data reveals both stark patterns in commuting behavior and land use.

Video Compilation of the Day: Movie Scenes Where Someone Gets Hit by a Bus

It's the oldest, dumbest trick in the book.

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Why New York City Spends $7,000 Per Student on School Buses

Blame corruption, according to the New York Times.

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2012's Biggest Transportation Successes

Amtrak posts a record year, California approves high-speed rail, and more.

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Riding the Subway as Therapy

Wrapped in steel and plastic and surrounded by strangers, public transportation can be as soothing as a night out with friends.

No One Knows When New York's Subway Will Reopen

Seven subway tunnels are flooded.

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How Not to Make Friends on the Greyhound Bus

A Yale researcher spends two years riding around, documenting the rules of "social disengagement."

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Can Light Rail Carry a City's Transit System?

It can if it's built right, as in Portland or San Diego, and new research explains why.

A Man Builds, and Rebuilds, an Ideal City in LEGO

Scott Crawford created a model of his ideal Jackson, Mississippi - a pedestrian-friendly spot with lots of bike lanes and solar panels.

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Why We Should Stop Talking About 'Bus Stigma'

Obsessing over trying to serve different economic classes on mass transit misses the point.

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Building a Better Bus Stop

In Paris, a glimpse at what could be.

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What Really Matters for Increasing Transit Ridership

Broward County, Florida, has one of the top transit systems for a metro of its size thanks to a multi-destination approach.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Bus Rapid Transit

A new database corrals just about everything that's known about the 134 BRT systems in the world.

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This Bus Shelter Will Give You Free Cake

The pinnacle of bus-shelter advertising madness has officially been reached with this pastry-scented campaign in London.