transit

No One Knows When New York's Subway Will Reopen

Seven subway tunnels are flooded.

The 'Confusing and Nonsensical Grandeur' of Dublin Transport

Aris Venetikidis has mapped out a better mass transit system. He's still waiting for the city to embrace it.

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5 Reasons Germans Ride 5 Times More Mass Transit Than Americans

Restrictions on driving is the biggest factor, experts argue in a new study.

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Why Losing Google Maps on the iPhone Is a Good Thing

Apple Maps is so flawed it's forcing users to discover even better, city-specific alternatives.

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The Most Elegant Transit Maps Ever

The Brooklyn couple behind Lineposters discuss their creative process and inspiration.

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Dear New York: Please Make Subway 'Grinding' a Felony. Now.

A recent ruling sets a precedent for transit sex abusers to roam free.

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Making Sense of Inevitable Transit Delays

Researchers are using rider data to better understand how stressed subway crowds flow through the system.

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Are Our Transit Maps Tricking Us?

Subway maps distort the reality on the ground for all kinds of reasons. What happens when we make decisions based on them?

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In Los Angeles, Ideas for a Quieter Wait for Mass Transit

A UCLA researcher makes the case for several ways to cut noise at transit stations in the middle of freeways.

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Can Light Rail Carry a City's Transit System?

It can if it's built right, as in Portland or San Diego, and new research explains why.

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Visualizing the New York Subway System's 'Data Exhaust'

What do 1.6 billion mass transit trips through the city look like?

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New York's Lovely Abandoned Subway Station

Photographs of the phantom City Hall station capture transit charm of yore.

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An Experiment Worth Watching: All-Door Bus Boarding in San Francisco

Allowing bus riders to board in the rear as well as the front is common outside the U.S., but few American transit agencies have been willing to try it.

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Meet 'Strappy,' the Almost-There Future of Urban Transport Technology

Near-field communication — which turns your phone into your fares, ads, and more — has shown both promise and problems.

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What's Your 'Mobility Biography'?

Major turning points in life are linked with shifts in car ownership and transit use, a new paper argues.

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What Really Matters for Increasing Transit Ridership: Rail Edition

New research says auto regulations or system expansion — but not fare subsidies — increase transit use.

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Young Americans Aren't the Only Ones Driving Much Less Than Their Parents

A new study shows 18- to 29-year old Germans are also leaving the road.

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What Really Matters for Increasing Transit Ridership

Broward County, Florida, has one of the top transit systems for a metro of its size thanks to a multi-destination approach.

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30 Minutes on Mass Transit in 20 World Cities

Visualize how far you can get on public transportation in the time you have.