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The Real Barriers to Abundant, All-Day Transit Service

Despite clear benefits, too many transit agencies seem to be hanging by a thread.

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Did San Francisco's Google Bus Deal Just Set a Price for Curb Space?

Charging tech companies to use city stops opens up a discussion about who else should pay to hog the street.

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How the Politics of Transportation Made Chris Christie, and Could Break Him

The New Jersey governor became a conservative icon after shutting down a major tunnel project. Now, his reputation hangs in the balance.

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Atlanta Makes a (Modest) Push for Transit Regionalism

But one website for all riders in the metro area is only a start.

It's Time to Treat Bike-Share as Mass Transit

Five reasons cities must do a better job integrating bikes into the larger transportation system.

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The Depressing Truth About Single Mothers and Job Access

In Toronto, single-parent households face a serious transit disadvantage.

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HOT Lanes Are Even More Popular When They're Expensive

A new study finds that drivers are willing to pay anywhere between $60 to $120 for every hour of time saved.

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Your Long Commute May Be Hurting Your Marriage

A new report finds a higher rate of separation among couples that travel more than 45 minutes to work.

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A Sustainable City With Cars and Low-Density Homes? It's Possible

A new report explains exactly how.

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What If You Could Reserve Your Daily Commute Like a Table at a Restaurant?

It's not as crazy as it might sound.

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Road Fees Don't Hurt the Poor as Much as You Might Think

They satisfy a "Do No Harm" approach to transportation planning, and they're less pernicious than sales tax measures.

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The Case for Making Bike-Share Membership an Employee Benefit

An early wave of New York City companies is willing to foot the bill for workers who plan to commute with Citi Bike.

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'Transit' Might Not Be Essential to Transit-Oriented Development

A new study suggests rail proximity matters less than walkability, mixed-use development, and limited parking spots.

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Do Long Commutes Discourage Married Women From Working?

A new study finds that they do — to a very considerable extent.

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Where It Takes the Longest to Get To Work

New Census data on commute times suggests not much has changed in the last ten years.

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A Lens on the Pickup Carpoolers of Monterrey

Photographer Alejandro Cartagena captures intimate scenes of informal commuting.

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Why People Choose Cars, Even When Mass Transit Would Serve Them Better

The "car effect" explains why so many people choose to drive even when it's not in their best interest.

Mapping the Almost-Real City

Hobbyist mapmaker Andrew Lynch is fascinated by what nearly was.

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What Really Matters for Increasing Transit Ridership

A new analysis disputes the idea that cities need a strong central business district to draw commuters onto transit.