Transportation

Intimate Scenes From India's Railroads

As India contemplates a second fare hike in as many months, a Reuters photographer captures what the system means to its riders.

We've Been Looking at the Spread of Global Pandemics All Wrong

Redrawn maps of the world's air-transport network could change the way we track disease from city to city.

Why Homelessness Is a Transportation Issue

What happens when government agencies least prepared to provide assistance wind up as the first responders?

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.

Prediction of the Day: Cities Will Soon Compete to Build Driverless Car Infrastructure

You heard it here first.

Why New York's Sandy Commission Recommendations Matter

Climate adaptation policy remains pretty untested.

3 Keys for Drawing Drivers to Mass Transit

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

2012's Biggest Transportation Successes

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

A Sober, Data-Based Approach to Bicycle Advocacy

The new book City Cycling contains zero impassioned arguments or heartfelt entreaties.

How Car Insurance Could Actually Convince Us to Drive Less

Letting companies monitor how and how much you drive will save you money, and generate huge spillover benefits.

A Vision of a Carbon-Zero Urban Future: An Interview with Alex Steffen

How the world's wealthiest cities can beat back climate change.

The Congressional Races Urbanists Should Be Watching

And some other House races to keep your eye on.

Romney's Murky Urban Agenda

As Massachusetts governor, Romney was a believer in smart growth, climate change and mass transit. But the same man may not enter the White House, if he wins.

Sustainable Transportation Simply May Require a Top-Down Approach

Mandated planning improves metro area transit patterns, but maybe not enough.

Young People Aren't Buying Cars Because They're Buying Smart Phones Instead

How the rise of the internet has caused driving rates to fall.

3 Lessons Every Olympic City Should Take to Heart

Done right, the Olympics can increase a city's public spaces and public transportation use.

The U.S. Airports Most Likely To Influence the Spread of Global Disease

The worst culprits aren't necessarily the ones you'd expect.

New Research Finds Urban Form Plays Little Role in Sustainability

The compactness of cities may not be a determining factor when it comes to energy use.

The Real Reason Kids Are Driving Less

Blame the internet.