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Why UberX Will Win in the End

Transportation network companies mirror early 20th century jitneys — except this time they'll survive.

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One Man's Quest to Make Business Travel a Lot Less Awful

The sharing economy meets office space with Breather.

Your Road Trip, Reimagined as a Glorious 16th Century Map

Connie Brown will translate your personal adventure into a wall-sized keepsake worthy of Magellan.

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Will Women Ever Feel Completely Safe on Mass Transit?

Cities trying to boost ridership have a few options, but lots of room for improvement.

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Maybe Transit Isn't Surging After All

Questioning the numbers behind the new ridership "record."

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The Plan That Could Finally Free New York City From Traffic Congestion

Can a new effort to price out road use set a path for U.S. cities to follow?

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How Design Can Help Build a 'Transit Culture'

Transit "branding," from a system's logos to its stations, can have a real impact on riders.

The Amazing Things You Can Learn From a Virtual City

This new tool can help us understand how people respond to urban spaces before they're built.

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The Fascinating History of New York and Boston's Race to Build a Subway

Doug Most's new book, The Race Underground, tracks the rivalry that emerged with the tracks.

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Which Types of Traffic Signals Are the Safest?

New York rates four common options.

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Far Beyond Rush Hour: The Incredible Rise of Off-Peak Public Transportation

Transit agencies across the country are realizing they need to push past key commute times.

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Nicer Transit Stations Attract More Riders

But balancing quality and cost is no easy task.

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A Poignant Love Letter to New York's Chewed Sidewalk Gum

An artist pays respect to the victims of the Japanese tsunami with cute, heart-shaped gum wads.

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New York Probably Will Lose Its (Population) Edge Over Florida

Florida is expected to edge out New York as the third most populous state in the 2013 census.

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The Forgotten History of How Cities Almost Killed the Common Squirrel

At last, historians have charted the great "squirrel experiments" of the 1800s, which saved the humble creature from urban extinction.

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A Checklist for Reforming the NYPD

How one group is pushing Bill de Blasio to make good on his campaign promises. 

An App for Making Friends on the Subway

Playdope connects people whose paths through the city overlap.

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Cold-Resistant Cockroaches Discovered in New York

Say goodbye to roach-free winters.

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How New York's Toll System Got Completely Busted

High tolls can keep a transportation network efficient and equitable. Right now, the city's system accomplishes neither.