Public Transit

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The U.S. Cities Leading the Decline in Driving

Several may surprise you.

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Why U.S. Immigrants Drive Less Than Natives

New insights from focus groups with recent arrivals who settled in New Jersey.

London's Tube Joins an Elite Group of Cities to Offer All-Night Subway Service

Just a handful of places offer that option to commuters.

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Why Some Expensive Cities May Be More Affordable Than We Think

A different way of measuring what we spend on housing.

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Now You Can Fool Commuters With Customized London Tube Service Signs

"Please be aware that the new Die Hard move is being filmed here today. Be alert for fireballs, floods, and bad acting."

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The Most Complicated Tunnel in the World Finally Opens

Istanbul's $4 billion underwater rail project, which links its European and Asian sections, was nine years in the making. Even now, critics wonder whether it's safe.

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Chicago Survives the Months-Long Red Line South Reconstruction Project

The quiet end of a major mass transit disruption.

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Montreal's 'Tube That Jean Built'

It took 50 years for the city to get a subway, so it's no surprise the mayor who pulled it off got all the credit.

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Dazzling Views From Georgia's Death-Defying Cable Cars

Over a dozen USSR-built cable cars still help the residents of Chiatura get around town.

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Despite Complaints, Marijuana Legalization Ads Will Stay on City Buses and Bus Stops in Portland, Maine

The city says the ads are covered under the First Amendment.

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A Cartoonist's Vision of a Car-Free Future

An anti-car, pro-bike manifesto, in drawings.

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What Makes London's Underground Logo So Special?

Design historian David Lawrence's new book explores its history and how it came to be synonymous with the city it serves.

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What the Rise of Technology Has to Do With the Decline of Driving

A lot.

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A Potentially Brilliant Idea to Keep Escalator Obstructers to the Right

Because poor etiquette should not be the reason you miss the train. 

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Transit Hack of the Day: A Sleek Card to Hold Toronto's Old-School Tokens

It's almost as convenient as a system that just uses an automated transit card.

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Riding the Dubai Metro Is Like Driving a Porsche

How to sell public transit in a city that loves its luxury cars.

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Australia Just Had a Train Accident That's Being Blamed on ... Millipedes

When nature and infrastructure collide, things can get slippery.

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Brilliant Invention of the Day: A Portable Rail Handle For Shorter Public Transit Riders

It's probably also more hygienic. 

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Adorable Runaway Kittens Shut Down Part of the New York Subway

A train delay you can get behind.