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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Post-Katrina Rebuilding Includes Wider, Greener Transit Options

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

New Orleans business and community leaders have argued that an intercity rail line would benefit the region economically and culturally, and would be another way for New Orleans residents to head north when hurricanes approach.

WATCH: Saggy Pants Banned From City's Buses

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

WATCH: ...

NY Cracks Down On Unsafe Buses, Pulls 14 Off The Road

AP | MICHAEL GORMLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — A sting operation by New York state transportation investigators and law enforcement a week after a horrific fatal tour bus crash...

Busloads Of Entrepreneurs Launch Startups On 56-Hour Road Trip

Joan K. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Joan K. Smith

In the flurry of a mass orchestrated adrenaline rush, busloads of previous strangers had formed 38 teams on the road and, as described by Cleveland bus conductor Anthony Broad Crawford, "gone through the complete life cycle of a startup."

Sustainable Travel Is Taking Root

Leah Mayor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Leah Mayor

Like Slow Food, Slow Travel offers an alternative to global tourism, one that promotes the pleasure of travel, while making commitments to protect local communities and the environment.

The Senate's "Dr. No"

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

This blog was written by our colleague, Benjamin Kelley, a member of the board of directors of the Center for Auto Safety. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) is ...

New MTA Fast Bus Off To A Slow Start

evgrieve.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

EV Grieve reader Mike shared his experience from the new M15 Select Bus Service yesterday ... Paid for my ticket at 2nd and 42nd. The crowd was min...