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Ben Bolte

The Woman Leading Salt Lake City's Transportation Revolution

Robin Hutcheson is part of a new class of female DOT heads stressing alternatives to cars.

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Maybe Transit Isn't Surging After All

Questioning the numbers behind the new ridership "record."

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How Design Can Help Build a 'Transit Culture'

Transit "branding," from a system's logos to its stations, can have a real impact on riders.

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Will High-Tech Mass Transit Fares Leave Too Many Riders Behind?

Equity concerns surround a new ticket and schedule app coming to Long Island.

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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.

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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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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.

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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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These 3 Charts Show That the Commuter Benefit System Is Terribly Broken

The workers who need them most are getting them least.

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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.

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The Real Barriers to Abundant, All-Day Transit Service

Despite clear benefits, too many transit agencies seem to be hanging by a thread.

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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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.

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Nicer Transit Stations Attract More Riders

But balancing quality and cost is no easy task.

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The Future of Honking

Cars are getting quieter. Should horns be getting quieter as well? 

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This Map Wants to Change How You Think About Your Commute

With the help of 4.2 trillion points of data.

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Are Streetcars Part of the Transit Network?

Are they primarily about economic development or getting people around a city?