Transportation

A photo of a "Road Work Ahead" highway sign in Missouri.

Nationwide, Transportation Measures Rolled to Victory

High voter turnout meant lots of wins for transit- and transportation-related ballot measures on Tuesday.

A pair of black, London Underground-themed Adidas sneakers with red and blue trim.

The London Underground Now Has Its Own Sneaker Line

The lines around the block to buy them aren’t because of their design or inevitable collector’s item status. It’s because they’re basically free for straphangers.

The Unconventional Beauty of Montreal’s New Bonaventure Expressway

After years of political wrangling, planning, and construction, the new $141.7-million (CDN) Projet Bonaventure is actually pleasant, as far as expressways go.

A photo of a Bay Area Rapid Transit train making its way along the tracks in Oakland, California.

California Transit Agencies Resist a Gas Tax Repeal

Proposition 6, an effort to repeal a major fuel fee increase, could set back the state's ambitious climate goals.

A general view of Old City Jerusalem, which may have a cable car system by 2021.

Israel’s Divisive Plan for a Cable Car in Jerusalem

Architects, preservationists, and tour guides oppose the Israeli government’s scheme while Palestinian residents say they’ve been entirely marginalized in the process.

A photo of Detroit's elevated People Mover cruising past the Renaissance Center.

The Joys of Detroit’s Ridiculous People Mover

The city’s oft-maligned mini-train is not great transit. But it’s a magnificent tourist attraction.

A photo of an Uber driver. Uber's new regime of driver performance ratings includes a slew of benefits, including free college tuition.

For Some Drivers, Uber Offers New Benefit: Full-Ride Scholarships

Starting Thursday, high-performing Uber drivers can earn tuition-free online education from Arizona State University.

A photo of an blood-covered actor in a subway car from "Nightmare: New York,” a haunted house attraction from 2014.

I Survived Brooklyn’s ‘L Train Shutdown Nightmare’

Bushwick residents: Tremble before the ghastly horror of mild commuting inconvenience!

Durham’s Plan to ‘Nudge’ Drivers Out of Cars

Behavioral science strategies like offering prizes are getting people into public transit.

Spectators look at a derailed train at Sidi Bouknadel near Morocco's capital city, Rabat.

Morocco’s Deadly Train Accident

Morocco is preparing to launch a high-speed train, reputed to be the first in Africa. But in the wake of a deadly train derailment near the capital city, Rabat, residents say safe, rather than fast train service, should be the priority.

A photo of a Lyft ride-hailing vehicle.

Uber and Lyft’s Link to Traffic Fatalities

Since ride-hailing is putting more cars on the roads, one study finds that mobility services are also contributing to the rising number of fatal crashes.

A woman exits from one of the few Metro stations in Paris that is accessible to the disabled.

Will Paris’s Metro Adapt to Disabled Riders Before the 2024 Olympics?

Only 3 percent of Metro stations are fully accessible, but the company that runs the system says increasing the number would be too difficult and costly.

A photo of Las Vegas apartments with a big red banner offering a move-in special.

Like Race and Class, Commute and Homeownership Divide Us

The constituents of Trump voters in the U.S. Congress offer clues to the role played by the way people live and commute in America’s political divisions.

People walk in a pedestrian-only zone along the river Seine.

Paris Gets to Keep Its Car Ban

Mayor Anne Hidalgo shifted her defense of the pedestrianization plan, winning with an argument that a car ban protects the city’s heritage and tourism.

Traffic on Paris's Champs-Elysees.

France Plans Congestion Pricing for Big Cities

A new bill would let cities charge drivers for using the road. Will local governments jump at the chance?

An Uber vehicle amidst taxis in New York City.

We've Been Trapped in ‘Uberland’

In her new book, Alex Rosenblat talked with drivers in 25 cities to trace the story of how ride-hailing redefined the nature of work.  

A man walks away from a red EasyMile shuttle bus.

Cities Have Taken the Lead in Regulating Driverless Vehicles

While federal and state governments take a back seat, cities are driving the regulation of autonomous vehicles.

Why Soccer Fields Are Sprouting Up at Atlanta’s Transit Stations

Swaths of MARTA’s empty space are being turned into athletic fields for kids and adults. The goal is to build a transit-oriented soccer league.

Uber, But for Driving Your Kids Around

A slew of small companies have launched in recent years, offering parents a way to outsource their daily driving.

London’s Latest Bit of Rail Infrastructure Is a Very Old Street

After a revamp, a tunneled Victorian thoroughfare has become part of London Bridge Station.

A photo of Beverly Hills High School, which is resisting plans to build a subway tunnel underneath the school.

Beverly Hills Has Financed Its Metro Fight With $13 Million In Local Taxes

Instead of reconstructing aging school facilities, the district is using a voter-backed ballot measure to pay for a legal campaign against a subway extension.