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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 | World

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...

France On Heightened Terror Alert After New Threats

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — France is on alert for possible terrorism after intelligence suggested that attackers might target a public gathering place, with one lead p...

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...

From a Benz to the Bus

Jennifer Ketcham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Ketcham

Nine months after leaving the adult industry, I realized I had to give up my true love. During my career as a Porn Star, I'd driven just about every car one could ever wish to drive.

The American Economy and the American Dream

Joe Costello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joe Costello

Clayton County, a majority black district abutting Atlanta, is about to have is about to have its public transportation system cancelled, according to a must-read article in the LA Times.

Addressing Transportation Inequity to Keep America Moving

Laura Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Barrett

Transportation inequity leads to the government spending 80 percent of our national transportation budget on highways and only 20 percent on transit. That means massive subsidies for destructive sprawl.

Villaraigosa In D.C. To Lobby For Federal Help On Mass Transit Projects

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will be back in Washington on Thursday to lobby for support for federal help to speed expansion of the region's...

UPDATE: Students March on the MTA Hearings

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Yesterday, as college students were walking out, teaching in and rallying at universities citywide and nationwide, thousands of local high school stud...

MARTA "Yellow" Train Now "Gold": Atlanta Asian Community Pushed For Change

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ATLANTA — The "yellow" train line in Atlanta is now going to be called the "gold" line after members of the local Asian community complained tha...

TWU "Day Of Outrage" Wreaking Havoc On MTA Commuters? Maybe

Huffington Post | Eve Attermann | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

This morning, a downtown-bound 6 Train pulled up slowly to Grand Central Terminal. It was absolutely packed. Even the end cars suffered the crush of p...

Tales From a Bus in Los Angeles

Emily Henry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Emily Henry

Although there have been times that I've pined for the comfortable isolation of a locked car, I've come to believe that experiencing an LA bus ride is like peeking into the guts of the city.