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That Amazing 'Solar Roadways' Project Has a Working Prototype

The inventors are looking for $1 million to keep testing technology they claim could power the United States three times over.

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How Tolls Could Help Prevent a U.S. Transportation Crisis

In the midst of a federal funding disaster, a good idea emerges.

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The Unpopular Step That Would Popularize Electric Vehicles

Two words: tax carbon.

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Glow-in-the-Dark Roads Are Finally Here

In the Netherlands, it's 500 meters of TRON.

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Have U.S. Light Rail Systems Been Worth the Investment?

Despite modest success, most systems have neither increased mass transit commute share nor the vitality of city centers.

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Watch 2 Men Paint Road Markings With Surprising Artistry

Oddly satisfying.

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Why Dakar Is Essentially Being Repaved By Hand

The government transformed a major infrastructure project into a jobs program, employing hundreds of struggling Senagalese.

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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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We're Driving Less, So Should We Stop Building New Roads?

Four charts that point to the merits of fix-it-first road funding.

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The Tricks Designers Use to Make Roads Safer

Modernizing India's highways hasn't cut down on fatalities. But a Mumbai engineering firm thinks things like curves and signs could make all the difference.

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What Happens When a Suburb Can't Afford Its Roads

The village of Long Grove considers privatizing its public streets.

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What the Interstate Highway System Should Have Looked Like

Two separate road networks: one running between cities and one running within them.

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We Urgently Need to Fix the Gas Tax

It's not too soon to start discussing how to keep the Highway Trust Fund from bankruptcy.

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Why Cheese Brine Might Be the Answer to Our Icy Winter Roads

In Wisconsin, even the streets smell like cheese.

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The Unsexy Forefathers of London's Trendy Food Trucks

A photo tour of Britain's quirky roadside cafes.

The Nefarious Ways Sprawl Begets Sprawl

Loudoun County was once one of the most beautiful in Virginia. Now it's just a massively sprawling suburb.

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What If Roads Lasted Twice As Long?

An innovation in Texas could extend highway lifespans and decrease repair spending.

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Didn't Pay Your New York Taxes? Then You Can't Drive on New York Roads

A brilliant plan to hit scofflaws where it really hurts.

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Amid Soaring Car Crashes, India Offers Free Treatment to Victims

The program will require 51 hospitals to accept injured patients without questions or money up front.