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Eliminating Bus Stops Can Actually Improve Service

Though there's a delicate balance to strike between access and speed.

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Bus Spotting: Like Trainspotting, But Weirder

The quirky allure of photographing mass transport in the urban wild.

Our Favorite Maps of 2013

These impressed us for both what they illustrated and how they did it.

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How New York's Toll System Got Completely Busted

High tolls can keep a transportation network efficient and equitable. Right now, the city's system accomplishes neither.

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Why Correcting Misperceptions About Mass Transit May Be More Important Than Improving Service

Attitudes toward public transportation and concerns about safety have a huge influence over whether or not a person rides.

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How Your Mode of Travel Shapes Your Mental Map

Active travelers like walkers have a more complete sense of space than passive ones.

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Wichita's Transit System Is About to Run Out of Money

Without a cash infusion, it'll be broke by 2015. What's Chief Steve Spade to do?

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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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An Intriguingly Detailed Animation of How People Move Around a City

Watch the commuting patterns of New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

It's Time to Treat Bike-Share as Mass Transit

Five reasons cities must do a better job integrating bikes into the larger transportation system.

The U.S. Cities Where the Fewest Commuters Get to Work By Car

And where bike commuting has been growing the fastest.

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How Utah Turned Its Unpopular Public Transit System Into a Hit

The state doubled its light rail line in just 7 years, with the broad support of users and non-users alike.

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The Depressing Truth About Single Mothers and Job Access

In Toronto, single-parent households face a serious transit disadvantage.

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Another Reason Not to Build the Hyperloop

London's Edward Lister says building basic infrastructure is more important than chasing new technology.

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Seeing Bike-Share as an Alternative to Streetcars

It's a cost-effective, high-return option, says Chicago's transportation commissioner.

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How a Law to Save the Sacramento Kings Will Make All California Cities More Livable

An antiquated car-centric planning metric called "level of service" must be reformed by 2014.

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The U.S. Transportation System Has $100 Billion Worth of Inefficiencies

And that's a conservative estimate, writes Brookings economist Clifford Winston.

A Multimedia Project Designed to Humanize Public Bus Drivers

"Driving Richmond" reveals the personal side of city transit.