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Mapping the Almost-Real City

Hobbyist mapmaker Andrew Lynch is fascinated by what nearly was.

The Best Maps We've Seen of Sandy's Transit Outage in New York

How transit access changes the perception of distance and accessibility of resources in a city.

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A Striking Pattern to D.C.'s Metrorail Ridership on Inauguration Day

This is what it looks like when hundreds of thousands of people stand still at the exact same time.

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Should Manhattan Rebuild This Ruined Subway Station?

The South Ferry station is worth it — but that doesn't mean the money should be squandered.

Reconnecting America

A Guide to America's Most Ambitious Transit Projects

The U.S. is currently planning 721 regional transit projects. Don't hold your breath for their completion, though.

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Public Transportation ... for Your Car?

Behold the train-ferry for car commuters, and one of the craziest transit ideas we've ever seen.

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Traveling the Entire Length of California by Local Transit

A new state rail map shows that it can be done — should you be crazy enough to try it.

Michael Schade

A Map for All Possible Routes

How to get where you're going by foot, by car, by transit and bike, all on one map.

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Finally: A Transit Ticket on Your Smart Phone

Boston's commuter rail embraces the next big convenience in mass transit.

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Why New York's Sandy Commission Recommendations Matter

Climate adaptation policy remains pretty untested.

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3 Keys for Drawing Drivers to Mass Transit

Quality service isn't enough -- systems need to create an "emotional" draw, some experts argue.

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Why Don't American Subway Stations Have Public Bathrooms?

Some say it's a security measure — but others think it's a matter of money.

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What Really Matters for Increasing Transit Ridership

A new analysis disputes the idea that cities need a strong central business district to draw commuters onto transit.

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2012's Biggest Transportation Successes

Amtrak posts a record year, California approves high-speed rail, and more.

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London's 'Make-Do-and-Mend' Transit Revolution

The city is redrawing its transit map without an expensive overhaul. Instead, it stitched together old, underexploited track.

Brent Toderian

6 Ideas Every City Should Steal From Barcelona

Lessons from one of the world models for vibrant urban living.

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Why New York's Transit System Fared So Well During Sandy

A pre- and post-storm review, released by NYU's Rudin Center, has a few recommendations but mostly praise.

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Why Are States Passing Up Billions in Federal Transit Funds?

The GAO reports that only a tenth of $53 billion in flexible transportation funding went to transit in the past five years.

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The Congressional Races Urbanists Should Be Watching

And some other House races to keep your eye on.