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Maybe Transit Isn't Surging After All

Questioning the numbers behind the new ridership "record."

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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.

Courtesy of Doug Most

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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How to Make Enemies: Unmask New York's Biggest Commuting Secrets

By posting signs about where to board for the easiest transfers, EPP hopes to make riding a little easier. But the MTA is not amused.

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3 Depressing GIFs That Illustrate Who's Failed by Public Transit

This is what a subway map looks like when you remove every stop that isn't wheelchair accessible.

Jon Burgerman

Bang! When Movie Posters Fight Back

Jon Burgerman's gruesome takes on New York subway ads.

Nolan Levenson

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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The Largest Free Mass Transit Experiment in the World

Last January, the Estonian capital of Tallinn stopped charging for trolley and bus rides. It's had some unexpected results.

Clea Polar and Gabriel Defrocourt

A Paris Metro Car, Gift-Wrapped

Alas, city transport bosses do not seem to have enjoyed this stunt as much as their riders.

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Will Cincinnati's Streetcar Go the Way of Its Abandoned Subway?

The city must decide soon whether to keep the project going — or pay back $45 million in federal funding.

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2 Very Different Ideas for Preventing Subway Deaths

To keep people from falling onto the tracks, New York City is testing lasers. Osaka, Japan, is betting on ropes.

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Keep Your B.O. to Yourself, and Other Friendly Tips for Paris Metro Riders

Courtesy of a new book of drawings.

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Neurotic Travelers Get a Holiday Gift From Google Street View

The service has started mapping airports and other transportation hubs.

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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Who Needs Central Heat When You Live Above a Subway Shaft?

A smart plan to warm homes with heat recycled from the London Underground.

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The Absurd Beauty of Creating Musical Turnstiles in NYC's Subway

LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy has a plan to give New Yorkers "one little gift of kindness."

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3 Missed Chances to Pay for New York's Subway Expansions

It's time to cover the costs of transit investments by capturing the rising value of adjacent land.

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4 Hard Truths About Transit

Lessons that bear repeating to residents of large cities around the world.

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When Letting Someone Take a 30-Minute Subway Nap Is Not the Right Thing to Do

An image of a young man sleeping on a stranger's shoulder has been held up as an act of kindness. Here's why that's wrong.