Transportation

A plane takes off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Airport Communities Make a Plea for Quieter Skies

As Congress debates the FAA’s future, neighborhoods in the flight path say they need relief from all the noise.

Wakanda: The Chocolatest City

The new Marvel superhero movie Black Panther shows the benefits and the risks associated with sustaining and protecting a majority-black community.  

How Seattle Is Winning the War on the Car Commute

Despite massive job growth, just 25 percent of workers drove themselves in 2017.

Are Dockless Bikes a Cybersecurity Threat?

The new mobility mode is generating a lot of rider data. It’s fair to ask where it’s likely to end up.

MapLab: No Map Is an Island

A biweekly tour of the ever-expanding cartographic landscape.

A New State Preemption Battlefield: Dockless Bikesharing

Florida lawmakers are weighing a bill that would override a city’s ability to regulate the new private bikesharing companies.

People get ready to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's recently unveiled infrastructure plan outside of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Let's Stop Calling It a $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

Between cuts to Fast Starts, Amtrak, and the Highway Trust Fund, infrastructure spending is in for a $40 to $75 billion net reduction over the next decade.

What the '$1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Plan' Really Pays For

The White House finally released its long-awaited bill on Monday.

Eurostar trains on the platform at London St Pancras Station.

Can This European High-Speed Train Compete With Airlines?

As flying grows even less attractive, a new London-to-Amsterdam rail route could steal passengers from the skies.

A TriMet bus stopping for passengers at a bus stop, in Hillsboro Oregon.

The Problem with 'Transit Gaps'

When it comes to mobility, what does “adequate” service mean?

Waymo vs. Uber Fizzles Just as It Was Getting Good

The blockbuster Silicon Valley case settled, clearing the way for the development of more self-driving cars.

Miami's Beleaguered Metrorail Gets a Real-Time Report Card

“Five-minute headways are what we were promised. But we’re not getting them.”

An autonomous vehicle crosses one of Pittsburgh's iconic bridges.

Bill Peduto: 'Pittsburgh Was Already a Decade Ahead'

Pittsburgh’s mayor talks about the city becoming the capital of autonomous vehicles and the challenge of including everyone in its renewal.

A San Salvador taxi driver takes part in a demonstration against Uber.

The Sharing Economy Needs to Be Better Partners With Cities

Most municipalities have abandoned their efforts to resist the Ubers and Airbnbs of the world. But there’s a lot both sides can do to heal the rift.

A man crosses a street during a traffic jam on the embankment of the Moskva River in downtown Moscow.

Traffic’s Mind-Boggling Economic Toll

The largest study of its kind ever conducted reveals just how how costly the scourge of traffic is in the world’s greatest cities.

The Problem With Just Blaming Amtrak

The fatal derailment in South Carolina is another reminder that passenger rail has a serious accountability problem.

Could Self-Driving Trucks Be Good for Truckers?

That’s what a new study from Uber’s self-driving-truck team says, and a variety of trucking experts think they might be right.

Why Is L.A. Expanding Transit—and Losing Riders?

The city is losing once-loyal lower-income patrons: They’re driving themselves.

Donald Trump is pictured.

Infrastructure Week Is Always Next Week

President Trump made yet another push for a major bill to rebuild roads, bridges, and railways. But to the frustration of lawmakers, his long-delayed plan is still not ready.

So Much for That Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan

The President’s first State of the Union address glossed over much-anticipated details. But cities and states already know what to expect.

The Case for Putting Amazon's HQ2 in the Suburbs

If it’s built on the urban fringe, HQ2 doesn’t have to be an inward-looking campus marooned in sprawl. It could be the mother of all suburban retrofits.