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Watch Metro Rebuild Track Switch Near U Street Station (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.10.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Metro work crews have been busy throughout the three-day Columbus Day weekend reconstructing a track switch on the Green and Yellow line...

O'Malley: Feds OK Preliminary Engineering For Purple Line

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.07.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The future light-rail line that is designed link communities in Montgomery and Prince George's County got one step closer to reality. On...

D.C. Circulator's New Route To Anacostia, Skyland Starting Service

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.03.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- There have been some big changes to the District of Columbia's Circulator bus system, a network of limited-stop routes meant to suppleme...

Seattle Rallies Against Fossil Fuel Use

AP | Posted 11.29.2011 | Green

SEATTLE -- A few hundred people in Seattle have joined citizens around the globe in rallying against fossil fuel use and in support of alternative mea...

Cities Where Workers Most Use Public Transit

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

In such an urbanized country as the United States, it surprises how few of the nation's workers depend on public transport to make their daily commute...

In the Public Interest: Americans Are Driving Less, Washington Should Pay Attention

Tony Dutzik | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics
Tony Dutzik

An accumulation of evidence suggests that the days of rapid, steady growth in vehicle travel are over. Why then is Washington arguing about how much to spend building our grandfather's transportation network?

Hurricane Irene Is a Chance to Put Things Right in New Jersey and Washington

Joel Epstein | Posted 11.06.2011 | New York
Joel Epstein

With parts of New Jersey and the rest of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast still literally underwater from Hurricane Irene, it is time to examine the dou...

PHOTOS: Rio De Janeiro's High-Flying Transit Line Debuts

Posted 11.01.2011 | World

The latest, most innovative form of public transit in Rio de Janeiro has made its high-flying 2011 debut. As Wired is reporting, a six-station gon...

'Seniors Ride Free' To Expire For Most 65-Plus Transit Riders

Posted 10.26.2011 | Chicago

Beginning next week, many senior citizens will lose access to the program providing free rides for qualifying passengers on Metra, CTA and Pace. The f...

10 Cities Where Americans Can't Get To Work

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 10.22.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: There are over 7.5 million households in the U.S. in which the residents do not own an automobile. Of course, these homes rely on ...

House Republicans Move To Kill CA Bullet Train

| Posted 09.23.2011 | Los Angeles

By Carolyn Lochhead This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. WASHINGTON - California's futuristic plans for 220-mph bullet trains ...

India Wedding Accident Claims Over 30 Victims

AP | BISWAJEET BANERJEE | Posted 09.06.2011 | World

LUCKNOW, India — A train hit a stopped bus at a railway crossing in northern India early Thursday, killing at least 35 people returning from a w...

WATCH: China's High Speed Bullet Train Completes Test Run

Posted 08.27.2011 | World

BEIJING (AP) -- Builders of China's fast-growing bullet train network conducted a test run of its showcase Beijing-to-Shanghai line Monday amid contro...

CTA Beefing Up Police, Camera Presence

Posted 08.21.2011 | Chicago

Perhaps as a response to the ongoing publicity surrounding attacks and robberies occurring on their trains and in their stations alike, including the ...

PHOTOS: The Most 'Romantic' Transit Systems In The United States

Posted 08.08.2011 | Chicago

Craigslist, the universe's authority on love, used bikes and pyramid schemes, announced Monday that, of the five largest U.S. subway or metro systems,...

Janell Ross

Transit Cuts Costing Workers Their Jobs | Janell Ross | Posted 08.06.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- The people are in one place, many of the new jobs in another, according to a recent report. "Missed Opportunity: Transit and Jobs In M...

America Fast Forward on the Fast Track

Antonio Villaraigosa | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Antonio Villaraigosa

Today we got a first look at the draft legislation to reauthorize our federal transportation programs. And it's great news for our transportation infrastructure nationwide.

Lucia Graves

Wide Disparities In Public Transit Access Keep Residents From Jobs, Brookings Study Says | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Seven in 10 working-age metropolitan residents live within three-quarters of a mile of a transit stop. But a new study from the Brooking...

In The Public Interest: The Only Way to Cut Gas Costs Is to Use Less Gas

Rob Kerth | Posted 07.09.2011 | Green
Rob Kerth

What often gets lost in the national conversation is that the best way for the whole country to weather a rise in gas prices is to use more alternative transportation.

People With Disabilities Cut First: Who Will Be Next?

Alan Singer | Posted 07.04.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

The ability of older or disabled people to lead any kind of "normal" life is being threatened by cuts in the Metropolitan Transit Authority's (MTA) Access-A-Ride program.

Courts Order Mubarak Name Removed From Public Places In Egypt

AP | By HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 06.21.2011 | World

CAIRO -- An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the name of ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his wife Suzanne removed from all public facilities and ...

'Superbus' Capable Of Extreme Speeds Set For Debut

Posted 06.08.2011 | World

The Netherlands has developed an electric "Superbus," an eco-friendly form of public transit that can carry 23 passengers and reach a top speed of 155...

Longing for CicLAvia

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.06.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

CicLAvia is certainly about giving Angelenos a break from the stress of car traffic. But it is also a new way of thinking about how we engage with our city, and how we exercise in LA.

Pay Your Bus Fare--With Your Cellphone

AP | By BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 06.06.2011 | Technology

SALT LAKE CITY -- A joint venture between three of the nation's four largest cell phone carriers will soon offer the United States' first commercially...

In The Public Interest: Arizona on Track for Passenger Rail

Serena Unrein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Serena Unrein

On Friday, for the first time, Arizona's State Transportation Board approved a state rail plan which includes connecting the major metropolitan areas of Phoenix and Tucson by passenger rail.