Public Transportation

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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.

Reuters

For Lima, There's No Simple Path to Re-Regulating Public Transportation

The city's historic transport free-for-all is starting to change, but a lot of people could get left behind. 

Reuters

Western Europe's Mild March Has Led to an Air Quality Crisis in France

The entire Paris region's public transportation system will be free this weekend in an effort to stem the early spring smog.

AP

As Gas Prices Fluctuate, Support for Mass Transit Rises

We're attracted to the stability of bus and rail fares — not just their lower cost.

Reuters

The Race Is On for the Transit Ticket of Tomorrow

The next-generation fare card will definitely be much more than a fare card. But what, exactly?

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The Numbers Behind America's Mass Transit Resurgence

2013 saw 10.7 billion passenger trips, the highest in almost 60 years.

Flickr user Dylan Passmore

America's Cities Are Still Too Afraid to Make Driving Unappealing

Tough policies are the ones that would truly change commuter habits, but we're barely seeing them.

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These Real-Time Transit Screens Belong in Every Lobby

TransitScreen wants to help people find the best travel option for the moment.

Flickr user EMBARQ Brasil

Why More U.S. Cities Need to Embrace Bus-Rapid Transit

BRT plays to the advantages of density, allows transit to thrive, and connects people to jobs.

Henry Grabar

Love in a Time of Public Transportation

Valentine's Day at the New York City Transit Museum's missed connections party.

Reuters

Imagine: A World Where Nobody Owns Their Own Car

It's possible, and sooner than you'd think.

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The Difficulty of Mapping Transit 'Deserts'

It's always going to be hard to fill gaps, but locating them is a key first step.

Reuters

9 Reasons the U.S. Ended Up So Much More Car-Dependent Than Europe

Understanding mistakes of the past can help guide U.S. transportation policy in the future.

Flickr user John Wisniewski

Nicer Transit Stations Attract More Riders

But balancing quality and cost is no easy task.

Oliver O'Brien

10 Years of London Underground Ridership Data in One Map

A picture of growth across space and time.

This Chart Explains Why the Nation Is Riveted By the Chris Christie Scandal

Never underestimate the power of commuting issues.

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How Mass Transit Helps Convey the Future in 'Her'

The film may be set in L.A., but cars take a back seat.

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Bus Spotting: Like Trainspotting, But Weirder

The quirky allure of photographing mass transport in the urban wild.