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Ideas for Optimizing Denver's Transit System

A new report uses reams of data to design a better transportation system.

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Do Honor Systems on Mass Transit Work Better in Smaller Cities?

Los Angeles is once again considering ending the honor system on its rail system.

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London's Next Top Mayor

The race to be mayor of London has devolved into personalities, but serious economic and social issue confront the city and its next mayor.

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How to Keep Buses From Bunching

A new model for "self-equalizing" bus routes may reduce wait time and increase reliability.

Explaining Transit's Secret Language

In his new book, blogger-turned-author Jarrett Walker shows how transportation really works.

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How to Measure a Project's Health

By embracing a new "health impact assessment" tool, Atlanta makes sure its major redevelopment will lead to healthier lives.

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The People Who Steal Transit Buses

A brief history of bus thieves from World War II to Darius McCollum.

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Parking Minimums Promote Driving, Even in Transit-Friendly New York

A new study finds a "clear relationship" between a guaranteed spot at home and commuting by car.

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In Tel Aviv, a Heated Debate Over Transit on the Sabbath

The mayor wants the city to run buses on Saturdays, but traditionalists oppose the move as a slippery slope.

Can Subways Ever Really Be Rat-Free?

In New York, legislators debate whether a bill banning food will cut down on the city's vermin.

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Getting a Handel on Transit Crime

Some public transportation systems are using classical music to deter criminals — but does it work?

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Public Transportation's Hidden Gender Imbalance

A new Stanford study says women ride transit more often than men. How can we better accommodate their needs?

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Love in a Subway Car

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Philadelphia transit agency is asking couples who met on board to share their stories.

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How to Entice Car Owners to Switch to Public Transit

A new report, based on an evaluation of Atlanta's transit system, suggests expanding into job centers and improving transfers

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The Problem With Blaming Food Deserts

With less concentrated poverty, food access issues get more complex

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Transit Stations May Actually Cut Down on Crime

Opponents say stations bring an unsavory element to a neighborhood. But according to a new study, that's just not the case

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A Fight for the Future of San Diego

Officials think they crafted a balanced regional transportation plan; two environmental groups, and the state Attorney General, don't

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The Problem with Naming Transit Stations

Commercialism is only one of many reasons for cities not to sell out their stops

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Unconventional Public Transit Project of the Day

An urban escalator opens in hilly Medellin slum