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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.

'Superbus' Capable Of Extreme Speeds Set For Debut

Posted 06.08.2011 | Home

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.

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.

In The Public Interest: Rail -- Neither Right nor Left but Forward

Tony Dutzik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tony Dutzik

The dangers of Will's thinking are apparent, since it leads us away from viewing transportation decisions as being about finding the best way to move people at the lowest overall cost to society.

At Ole Miss, Improved Busing Cut Carbon and Costs

Frank Sesno | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Frank Sesno

Every year, tens of thousands of students shell out to park their cars on campus lots. Now students at Ole Miss are working to reduce cars and carbon on campus. Their solution? Bring on the buses!

Handicap Inaccessibility: My Pet Peeve for the New Year

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

I am discovering that (1) the world is not set up for people who have difficulty walking or are in wheelchairs and (2) I was blind to most of these problems in the past.

Vintage Trains Deployed In Sweden To Handle Snow

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In an effort to keep its public transit running during inclement winter weather, Sweden has turned back the clocks over half a century by deploying vi...

PHOTOS: The 10 Most & Least Expensive Public Transportation Rides In The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

When visiting a city, it's always good to know what your transportation options are. The Huffington Post has already got you covered on the price of a...

Boulder's Green Initiatives Falling Flat?

BBC News | Paul Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

More than six months after President Barack Obama promised delegates to the climate change talks in Copenhagen that the United States would pass sweep...

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Transportation is tricky. New technologies are changing the scope of road, rail, air and sea -- and intelligence is moving people from here to there m...

In The Public Interest: More Jobs for the Same Money

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

With almost one in ten Americans currently unemployed, local governments have a special obligation to create jobs. To that end, they also have an ob...

A New "American System"?

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

It will be ironic if the city that gave us the freeway is the same one that shows us the path toward a much-needed new American Plan -- one that gets us Beyond Oil.

Go Below the Surface to See the Real Eco-Disaster from the Gulf Oil Spill

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Wendy Gordon

Consensus is building that we need to break our addiction to oil at home through individual action as well as by moving forward with government reform

Public Goods and the Public Goods

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

Students of economic history know that public goods create ties that bind citizens to each other and to the broader society. This is even more essential than the goods and services produced.

The MudRoom: Aaron Woolf on How to Rev up Urban Renewal

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Join me and King Corn director Aaron Woolf tonight for a live 30-minute webcast at 8pm EST.

What I Learned Going Home on the Number Seven Bus

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Reese Schonfeld

What do I learn in 15 minutes on the number 7 bus between 50th St. and 66th St.?

Cities' Devastating Cuts to Education and Transit Highlight the Need for the Local Jobs for America Act

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Traub

Looking at the national economic statistics, you might be able to persuade yourself that the recession is over. But observing local communities - nei...

9 Of The World's Best Subways (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Metros are high capacity, high frequency, urban electric transport railway systems. Also known as the subway, underground, and tube, they are disting...