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The Quest for Safer Intersections

Researchers are trying to solve a classic driving dilemma by eliminating its danger.

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Behold, the Ultimate Municipal Truck... Of the Future!

What would happen if you took every neat idea in the realm of public works and piled them all onto one city vehicle?

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Does Light Rail Really Alleviate Highway Congestion?

At the very least, it seems to slow the rise of highway traffic, according to a new report.

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Speeding Tickets for Going 26 MPH

A flood of new cameras in Chicago aims to slow motorists driving near schools.

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Cautionary U.S. Transportation Tales for India's Growing Cities

An American in India, advising cities on how to avoid traffic hell.

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The Oz of Los Angeles Traffic Lights

How the city controls its traffic system, then and now.

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Locals to Christo: Don't Drape Fabric Over Our River

This is the opponents’ last stand, though it's likely the project will be approved.

You Already Own the Next Most Important Transportation Planning Tool

Your cell phone may provide the insight planners need to develop more efficient roads.

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A Lukewarm Report Card for High-Occupancy Toll Lanes

These roadways have performed well by some traffic standards, but problems remain.

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Manila’s 'Christmas Lanes' Streamline Holiday Traffic

The Philippines capital turns roads into temporary highways to ease shopping-related congestion

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The Evolution of Traffic Accidents in New York

Fatalities are on pace to hit their lowest mark in a century. A look back at the way things were when traffic statistics began

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A Blueprint for Beating Traffic

Five years on, Stockholm's congestion pricing program remains a great success

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The Case for Congestion

Traffic provides cities money and robust street life - why should we do away with it?

Ho Chi Minh City's Wild Traffic Patterns

Photographer Rob Whitworth pieced together 10,000 images to capture the city's everyday movements

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The Uncomfortable Relationship Between Bikes and Red Lights

Study finds that Portland cyclists regularly run reds

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Medical Marijuana Laws May Lead to Fewer Traffic Deaths

Researchers link a drop in beer consumption, and resulting drunk driving, with the availability of medical pot

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The Limits of Congestion Pricing

It may be the best solution to city traffic, but that doesn't mean it's a perfect one

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The 10 Least Reliable Roads in the United States

A new report ranks the corridors that are most susceptible to sudden traffic jams

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Chicago Will Let Buses Ride the Shoulder to Beat the Rush

A growing number of cities are letting buses cruise highway shoulders to improve service