Transportation

A photo of protesters carrying anti-Amazon posters during a rally and press conference in NYC.

Amazon’s HQ2 Decision Was Always About Transit

In the end, New York’s MTA and D.C.’s Metro were the only transportation networks capable of handling such an influx of new residents. But both cities will have some work to do.

A man wears a mask with the likeness of French president Emmanuel Macron as people take part in the nationwide "Yellow Vest" demonstrations, a symbol of a French drivers' protest against higher fuel prices, in Haulchin, France.

Why Drivers Are Leading a Protest Movement Across France

The rapidly developing “Yellow Vest” movement took over streets and highways to oppose rising gas and diesel taxes. It might also be a proxy for frustrations about rising costs and falling living standards.

A map of a proposed redesign of the Brooklyn bus network.

A Fantasy Map for Brooklyn’s Buses That’s Grounded in Reality

We redesigned Brooklyn’s struggling bus network based on evidence from other cities about how to boost ridership.

A view of the Eiffel tower and the Paris skyline.

Cities Around Paris Strike a Rare Agreement to Ban Diesel Cars

France’s most comprehensive car ban marks an important moment of cooperation for oft-quarreling municipalities.

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.

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.

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.