Transportation

The main hall of the new Arnhem Station in the Netherlands

Planning the Transit Hubs of the Future

How do you future-proof railway stations, metro hubs, and bus terminals? Urban planner Caroline Bos has a few pointers.

Fixing Toronto's Worst Streetcar Commute

Connecting a number of rapidly densifying neighborhoods, the 504 King will finally get priority over cars along a central portion of its journey thanks to a one-year, $1.5 million pilot study starting this fall.

How Low Did He Go?

The story: Robert Moses ordered engineers to build the Southern State Parkway’s bridges extra-low, to prevent poor people in buses from using the highway. The truth? It’s a little more complex.

Oregon (Yes, Oregon) Just Put a Tax on Bicycles

The $15 fee on new bikes is a strange way for the state to prioritize active transit.

A young woman sleeps on the subway as she heads downtown during rush hour in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

A Wake-Up Call For Sleepy Transit Riders

In search of apps for commuters who can’t keep their eyes open

All the Promises Automakers Have Made About the Future of Cars

If you believe them, there will be a lot of self-driving cars on the road by 2020.

Mapping America's Longest and Shortest Commutes

Which U.S. counties have the fastest travel times to work, and where do the roads seem paved with molasses?

Cars upon cars upon cars.

For 23 World Cities, a Visual Inventory of Parking Lots

An urban researcher shows how "mobility space" favors cars.

Old cars in Paris are pictured.

France Will Ban Gasoline Vehicles By 2040

If any city is ready for this “veritable revolution,” it’s Paris.

A man in a life vest aboard the NYC ferry coffee bar

What the New York City Ferry Could Teach the Subway

In some ways, the boats hint at transit’s service-oriented future.

A close-up of a Lyft smartphone app

Private Mobility Services Need To Share Their Data. Here's How.

If ride-hailing companies want to act like public buses, cities will need their numbers to make policy decisions.  

Citi Bikes are pictured.

A Stark Comparison of Parking Vs. Bike-Share Spaces

Watch New Yorkers swarm a Citi Bike station like mad ants while cars sit virtually idle across the street.

Two New York City subway cars derailed on the A line in Harlem Tuesday, another reminder of the MTA's many problems.

Overcrowding Is Not the New York Subway's Problem

Yes, the trains are packed. But don’t blame the victims of the city’s transit meltdown.

Passengers on a full subway train are pictured.

Lab Report: What's Wrong With New York's Subway?

A morning roundup of the day’s news.

Traffic in London.

London Considers Making Drivers Pay Per Mile

Is this the end of the (free) road for London’s cars?

A cycling superhighway connects Arnhem and Nijmegen in the Netherlands.

Cruising a Superhighway Built for Bikes

Leave it to the Dutch to engineer the psychology of the regional bike commute.

San Francisco's New Bike Racks Are Self-Aware

They make security cameras take your picture and cry for help if somebody is stealing your bike.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick's ride ended after investors pressured him to resign.

Who Should Replace Travis Kalanick, and Why?

The Uber CEO’s wild ride has ended. Who should get the next turn behind the wheel?

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick addresses a gathering at an event in New Delhi

What Will Uber Become Without Travis Kalanick as CEO?

Investors forced the brash executive’s resignation for the good of the company—but what does that mean for its future?

A screwdriver, Rubik's cube, and chain.

Bus Shelters Are Less Boring When Equipped With a Rubik's Cube

Here’s a DIY guide to livening up your bus stop with the world’s most-beloved puzzle.