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Using Insights and Incentives to End Rush Hour

A start-up called Urban Engines believes data analysis and commuter lotteries can help cities reduce congestion.

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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.

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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.

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Houston's Plan to Get an Amazing New Bus System for No New Money

By eliminating route redundancies and emphasizing ridership, the city thinks it can get a better trip at the same price.

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The Geography of the Anti-Agenda 21 Movement

A look at the legislation that's undermining sustainable planning across the U.S.

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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.

Christopher T. Martin

Can Atlanta Go All In on the BeltLine?

The project's been a huge early success, but the mass transit component is lagging, and there are already affordability concerns along completed portions of the trail. 

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The Importance of Running True BRT Through Downtown

Anything less reinforces negative public perception of the entire mode.

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The Neuroscience of Car Dependence

Why the brain has such a hard time considering all travel options.

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The Next Century of Sustainable Communities Will Be Organized Around Transportation

The era of transit-oriented development and "networked livable communities" has arrived.

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The Easy Way to Fix Your City's Transportation System

It comes down to carrots and sticks.

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Nashville's Revised BRT Isn't Actually BRT at All

Without dedicated center lanes, the Amp project needs a new title.

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Why UberX Will Win in the End

Transportation network companies mirror early 20th century jitneys — except this time they'll survive.

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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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Can Houston Learn to Love Light Rail?

In a city where nine in ten drive to work, the answer could reshape the future.

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Cutting Car Reliance, One Trip at a Time

Seattle's In Motion helps individual neighborhoods trade car trips for alternative modes.

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Will a World of Driverless Cars Be Heaven or Hell?

The answer depends in large part on whether we own autonomous vehicles or share them.

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3 Enormous Benefits to Charging the Right Price for Parking

Less traffic, higher transit use, and more tax revenue — charted and mapped.

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Will Women Ever Feel Completely Safe on Mass Transit?

Cities trying to boost ridership have a few options, but lots of room for improvement.