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Avoid Traffic Delays on Your Daily Commute with the Snorelax App

Rawan AbuShaban | Posted 07.13.2016 | Technology
Rawan AbuShaban

Calling all commuters: spend less time on your morning drive with a new mobile app that works while you sleep. Snorelax analyzes real-time and histo...

Vote Early and Often for LA Metro

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.13.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I'm home again, for a few minutes at least. Hey, cut me some slack; have you ever heard of snow and ice? It's summer and to fully appreciate the pla...

I Took A Trip Back In Time At The New York Transit Museum

Tom Falco | Posted 07.01.2016 | New York
Tom Falco

The older subway cars reminded me of the old trains you see on westerns, you know, the trains used for long distance travel across the country.

The Expo Line Is LA Metro's Gateway Drug

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.06.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

It came to me as I rode the Expo Line home after a business meeting in Santa Monica. The Expo Line is L.A. Metro's gateway drug. And, if we know what's good for us we should all keep experimenting to find our favorite rail or bus line. We should also all vote for Measure R2 in November.

Except at CicLAvia, L.A.'s Streets Are No Work of Art

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.17.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

It is only Tuesday but it is shaping up to be another great week in L.A. The transformational L.A. happening, CicLAvia Southeast Cities is on the book...

A Streetcar Named Santa Monica

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.11.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

A Streetcar Named Santa Monica? OK, not exactly. It's actually something better. A light rail line from downtown Los Angeles to within blocks of the...

Is It Better To Pay for United's In-Flight Wi-Fi With Miles?

Map Happy | Posted 05.10.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

Last November, United made the decision to switch from Gogo to a more unified payment system. Meaning, those flight passes no longer work! This post ...

This Tool Will Calculate the Exact Cost of All Different Flight Options

Map Happy | Posted 04.19.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

Different airlines, airports, and days. Not to mention the baggage. That's a whole lot of variables to track. This post originally appeared on Map H...

Download These Apps to Keep Young Kids Happy While Traveling

Map Happy | Posted 04.12.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

Electronic babysitter, commence. Each of these apps will provide enough entertainment and learning opportunities to make everyone happy. This post...

Why It's Not Worth It to Redeem Alaska Miles for TSA Precheck

Map Happy | Posted 03.23.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

If you actually value miles for redeeming flights, then it might be worth reconsidering.

How Long Does It Take To Drive Lonely Planet's Great American Road Trip?

Map Happy | Posted 02.18.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

Low gas prices got you itching for a road trip this summer? Well, now there are two reasons to fill the tank and go -- because Lonely Planet just rel...

What You REALLY Need To Know About Changing A Tire

Map Happy | Posted 02.18.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

When a tire blows, there's no need to panic. Follow these handy tips to get off the road safely, fix that flat tire, and get on with your journey.

Making the Best of the Middle Seat

Map Happy | Posted 02.12.2016 | Travel
Map Happy

The middle seat. (Just writing that gave me chills.)  This post originally appeared on Map Happy. Few things are more reviled in travel. What ...

Pivoting and Disruption @ VerdeXChange 2016

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.03.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With two kids in college and one on her way soon enough, I can't afford to go back to school. Besides, I never liked taking exams and sharing my room ...

New York Unveils Major Redesign Plans For LaGuardia Airport

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2015 | Business

Vice President Joe Biden, who last year compared LaGuardia Airport to "some third-world country," on Monday was back in New York to tout a project that will rebuild it from the ground up.

The Latest Sign of Bike-Share's Social Equity Problem

Citylab | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business

The share of Capital Bikeshare members making more than $100,000 is growing.

List of States Considering Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Grows

Juan Escalante | Posted 06.29.2015 | Latino Voices
Juan Escalante

While in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants continues to be a hot issue, particularly in states like Texas, state legislatures across the country are now dealing with a new immigration related issue -- driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants.

3 Ways Long Term Federal Transportation Funding Help Small Businesses Grow In America

Helen Callier | Posted 06.27.2015 | Small Business
Helen Callier

While many are able to benefit from public transportation, the reality is short term federal funding bills for transportation infrastructure for more than 10 years has left small businesses at the curve impacting job creation in our nation.

LA Metro's Next CEO

Joel Epstein | Posted 03.24.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

So who will it be? An insider from the County transportation agency? An out-of-towner who knows how to build and manage a large urban transit system? A transit rider.

Uber Is My New Favorite Thing

Tom Falco | Posted 01.14.2016 | Miami
Tom Falco

I was going to the airport the other day and decided to finally try Uber. I summoned them on my cell phone and the app said a guy named Jerry (not his...

It's Time to Put the Brakes on Building Big Highways

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

American transportation money should be spent on fixing the roads we have, as well as investing in non-driving transportation modes that are increasingly attractive to the public, especially the massive millennial generation, which will be the chief user of today's transportation investments.

Jobs/Transit, Hope on the Horizon?

Laura Barrett | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
Laura Barrett

With all the gridlock in DC, it seems impossible that anything fruitful or significant can really happen. But a few dedicated public officials are starting to push two very promising proposals that could affect millions.

It's Carbon and Monoxide the Ol' Detroit Perfume

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.07.2014 | Detroit
Joel Epstein

An Angeleno urbanist jonesing for the sort of brick and mortar one is hard pressed to find in most parts of Los Angeles, I was excited to be heading back to a place I'd been fascinated with since taking a course at the University of Michigan on urban development in the American rustbelt.

Almost Everything in NYC Depends On Mass Transit

Cody Lyon | Posted 06.03.2014 | New York
Cody Lyon

There's no doubt that New Yorkers have a love hate relationship with the subway -- as they often do with the city itself and I count myself among them.

Rejecting Scrooge-Like Transportation Budgets in 2014

Edward Wytkind | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

The good news is that we can change course -- well, that is if the politicians find the will to do so. They must stop the brinksmanship, reject destructive austerity budgets and start investing in a long-term plan.