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Massive Mobile Manslaughter Machines

Lawrence J. Hanley | Posted 09.03.2015 | Politics
Lawrence J. Hanley

The transit agency in Des Moines, IA, has actually moved to eliminate left hand turns to the greatest extent possible. Seattle and Cleveland are trying out a "talking bus," alerting pedestrians in crosswalks when a bus is approaching. While transit is still a very safe mode of travel for those on board the bus, crosswalks are the industry's Achilles Heel, and blind spots are the reason why.

Casino Bus Slams Into NYC Building

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 08.25.2015 | Crime

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Mobile Showers and Toilets Give Homeless a Clean Slate

NationSwell | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact

Silas Borden has spent the last five years living on the streets of San Francisco. He's used to making the best with what he has, so when he stumble...

The Shame of Transportation: Safety

Llewellyn King | Posted 03.23.2015 | DC
Llewellyn King

Industries fight safety or environmental protection because of a blind fear of cost. But in safety and environmental protection, the cost is always higher for not doing what has to be done than for doing it.

Could Lyft and Uber Put Public Transit Out of Business?

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 01.17.2015 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

It is likely that these services will just exacerbate the differences that already exist in the quality of public transit in different areas. The localities that invested and ran their systems well won't be as impacted. In the areas where frustration is higher, the problems will surely become worse when revenues and ridership decline.

Public Transit: The Road to Opportunity

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 12.13.2014 | Green
Angela Glover Blackwell

Would-be workers are not connecting to training; job efficiency is compromised because of lateness, missed work days, and transportation related-distractions due to unreliable, unaffordable and unsafe public transit.

Sniff, Sniff

Lynda Freeman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

I looked toward the source of the irritating sound. A woman, who was busy listening to something on her laptop, earphones clamped to her head, sat in the chair beside me. I hope she has a tissue, I thought. I hope she blows her nose.

Intrepid Travels: The Bus That Fell Behind The Times

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 02.25.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

You might need a little more than just the sonospheric groove in the album, Intrepid Travels, in order to experience Sound Strider's out-of-this-wo...

I Am My Car: The Mythology of Car Ownership in the Motor City

Nick Norton | Posted 02.05.2014 | Detroit
Nick Norton

For me, a young guy looking to help build the Detroit of the future, I hope we accept that the mythology of car ownership doesn't need to be our death sentence. We aren't some antiquated city that can't adapt to world of tomorrow.

The Ups and Downs of African Bus Journeys

Caroline Henshaw | Posted 11.23.2013 | Travel
Caroline Henshaw

One of the best, and worst things about journeying in Africa -- or any less-developed part of the world -- is traveling on local buses.

On the Trail of the Whales: Navigating a Storm

Doreen Walton | Posted 09.11.2013 | Green
Doreen Walton

I wonder if the whales find comfortable places to wait out storms. Are they helped and cheered by creatures on the way, as we have been, at every step, by the kindest people?

Small Boat, Big City: Kayaking From Manhattan To The Statue of Liberty

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Warm, and full of puffing sailboats, and washing-machine clean. I am having a hard time believing this is New York harbor -- and that I am kayaking it.

Fed-Funded Program Preps New Orleans Workers For Streetcar Expansion

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.05.2013 | Business
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the May 6, 2013 edition.) This spring, thirteen Crescent City residents completed a year of ...

Tax Gas, Not Diapers

Joel Judd | Posted 06.01.2013 | Denver
Joel Judd

Taxes on baby diapers and water heaters should not subsidize roads and rails. Gas taxes are a nearly perfect user fee. But our state gas tax has lost a lot of its punch over the years.

New Orleans Launches Its Loyola Streetcar, With Another Leg Awaited

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.28.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Spacious, solar-lit shelters on the new Loyola Ave. streetcar line, opening on Jan. 28, will accommodate Super Bowl fans in New Orleans. But elsewhere, commuters huddle under less protection.

Janell Ross

Limited NYC Subways, Tunnels Become Operational Following Hurricane Sandy | Janell Ross | Posted 11.01.2012 | New York

Several New York City subway lines will resume partial operations Thursday morning at 6 a.m. EDT and vehicle access to Manhattan will largely be restr...

PHOTOS: Panama City's Abandoned, Diabolic Buses

Sofia Verzbolovskis | Posted 09.25.2012 | Travel
Sofia Verzbolovskis

Art museums used to pale in comparison to the parade on the street.

Bus Driver Gets Probation For Duct Taping Girl

AP | Posted 07.10.2012 | Education

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. -- A former upstate New York school bus driver has been sentenced to three years of probation for placing duct tape over the mouth of...

What's It Like to Be a City Bus Driver?

Clara Tsao | Posted 07.07.2012 | Impact
Clara Tsao

"I am the CEO of this bus. I am the authority. And I love driving and being able to help people get to places. And this city uniform I wear, I wear it with pride."

Why Light Rail and Buses Are Both Essential to Detroit's Transit System

Megan Owens | Posted 06.06.2012 | Detroit
Megan Owens

If Detroit wants to stabilize and grow its economy, buses, rapid buses, and light rail must all be included in Detroit's regional transportation system. If Detroit only supports a basic bus system, we will remain a third-class city.

Janell Ross

Bus, Train Ads Aim To Rescue Ailing Transit Budgets | Janell Ross | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business

Faced with the clashing imperatives of protecting public health and preserving the fiscal well-being of public transportation, Boston transit official...

In The Public Interest : House Transportation Bills Strikes First as Tragedy, Then as Dangerous Farce

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

The agenda for transportation advanced by the House this week flies directly in the face of clear trends in how Americans are choosing to travel.

Feds Shutter Chinatown Bus Co. For Safety Violations

AP | Posted 12.29.2011 | Travel

PHILADELPHIA -- Concerns over vehicle and driver safety led federal regulators to shut down a bus company that took passengers from several cities to ...

Greyhound Passengers Abandoned At Missouri Truck Stop

Posted 11.21.2011 | Travel

Greyhound passengers on a St. Louis-bound bus from Memphis spent a night sitting at a truck stop in Charleston, Missouri on Saturday after their drive...

On the Road, Can't We All Just Get Along?

David Murphy | Posted 11.29.2011 | Los Angeles
David Murphy

Drivers vs. bicyclists, car lovers vs. bike activists. A multi-modal holy war. An exaggeration? Of course. But sadly, the casualties and even fatalities on our roads are all too real.