Transportation

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China Is Reportedly Thinking About Building a Bullet Train That Reaches America

The project would include a 200-km tunnel under the Bering Strait and could cost over $200 billion.

Christopher T. Martin

Can Atlanta Go All In on the BeltLine?

The project's been a huge early success, but the mass transit component is lagging, and there are already affordability concerns along completed portions of the trail. 

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The Importance of Running True BRT Through Downtown

Anything less reinforces negative public perception of the entire mode.

Amy Dunckel-Graglia

The Gray Area in 'Pink' Transportation

Women-only taxis and buses can help female travelers feel safer. But are they also delaying gender equality?

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A Charming Glimpse at Morning Commutes Around the World

One architecture firm asked its employees to film what they see while heading to work. 

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A Mapping Tool That Demystifies the Link Between Transportation and Jobs

How factors like transit mode and commute time affect job access in the New York metropolitan area.

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How Disney Imagined the American Highway of the Future, 50 Years Ago

A delightful throwback.

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Glow-in-the-Dark Roads Are Finally Here

In the Netherlands, it's 500 meters of TRON.

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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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A Very Brief History of Why Americans Hate Their Commutes

From horse-drawn carriages to the resurgence of downtowns.

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Why Telecommuting Really Matters, in 6 Charts

And what its rise means for urban transportation systems moving forward.

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Welcome to The Future of Transportation

Our new series exploring how U.S. cities are reinventing the way we navigate them.

This Super Useful App Wants to Change How We Get Around Cities

"Every safe, legal, and reliable way that's out there, we want to bring to you in the palm of your hand."

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The World's First Dog-Sled Taxi Service Just Launched in Norway

Luxury Arctic tourism.

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Digging London's Newest Tunnel

Europe's biggest infrastructure project is halfway done.

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Did San Francisco's Google Bus Deal Just Set a Price for Curb Space?

Charging tech companies to use city stops opens up a discussion about who else should pay to hog the street.

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We Urgently Need to Fix the Gas Tax

It's not too soon to start discussing how to keep the Highway Trust Fund from bankruptcy.

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Brazil Says Goodbye to the Kombi—For Now

The world famous VW van has ceased production, though a last-ditch political effort could save it.

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Why U.S. Immigrants Drive Less Than Natives

New insights from focus groups with recent arrivals who settled in New Jersey.