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Almost Everything in NYC Depends On Mass Transit

Cody Lyon | Posted 04.03.2014 | 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.

Americans Riding Public Transit In Record Numbers

AP | JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 03.10.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Americans are boarding public buses, trains and subways in greater numbers than any time since the suburbs began booming. Nearly...

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.

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.

Want to Travel Smarter? Try Mass Transit

Christopher Elliott | Posted 01.29.2014 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

"Take advantage of surface transportation systems -- trains, streetcars, and buses," she says. Why? Because it's often not only the fastest way to get from point "A" to point "B" but it's also the best way to learn about a place.

LISTEN: James Murphy's Fight To Have Music In NYC Subway Turnstiles

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 11.27.2013 | New York

James Murphy, the former LCD Soundsystem frontman, has been fighting losing battle for 14 years with the City of New York to install music in the city...

Rebuild America or Let it Wither

Edward Wytkind | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

The U.S. cannot afford much more of this amateur-hour policymaking. The costs to our economy are too great. It is time for a bipartisan agreement to make the necessary long-term investments in transportation systems and infrastructure.

Why the 'Sit-able City' Is the Next Big Idea

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 12.09.2013 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

A greater focus on the sit-able is an invitation to rich discussion and ready illustration based on human tradition.

Climate Change and Urban Sustainability: Building the Infrastructure for Resilience

Francesca Vietor | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
Francesca Vietor

How do we build our urban centers so that we are both climate resilient and able to keep up with our growing population? How can we engage our communities and urbanites while we build the green job economy that holds such promise?

Royal Air Maroc + Customer Service = 0

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.09.2013 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

I've always enjoyed traveling to Morocco. It's a beautiful country with lots to offer, except when things go wrong and it becomes surreal. On a two-d...

Thinking Outside Our Economic Box: How Transit Investments Can Get U.S. Manufacturing Moving Again

Kimberly Freeman Brown | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green
Kimberly Freeman Brown

We should get behind Obama and the Department of Transportation's commitment to increase the economic benefits of infrastructure investments in a big way. And it doesn't get any bigger than the imminent $3 to $4 billion high-speed rail car purchase by Amtrak and the California High-Speed Rail Authority.

Why Millennials Are Ditching Cars And Redefining Ownership

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.27.2013 | Los Angeles
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Noah Nelson Photo Credit: Zach Brown Zach Brown prefers his skateboard and public transportation to get around L.A. You might think there's one ...

Three Everyday Ways to Inspire Urban Change

Charles R. Wolfe | Posted 08.21.2013 | Green
Charles R. Wolfe

Unfortunately, when it comes to these far-away urban places, not all of us have real-time access to the inspirational modern projects served by transit, or the historic monuments, streets and squares that illustrate the potential of creative city life.

America, Let's Get Back to Work

Edward Wytkind | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

If we invest in rebuilding our nation, we will also create new jobs that teach valuable skills and support the middle class. But this is not happening because too many in Washington are playing political games and turning a cold shoulder to the millions of Americans stuck in traffic.

Sick of the Sequester? Learn From Michigan Organizers

Laura Barrett | Posted 05.08.2013 | Detroit
Laura Barrett

The answer for Congress and the stalled action on the sequester? Michigan has some winning ideas.

Riding The Bus Just Got Easier For iPhone Users

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.30.2013 | Detroit

An app cooked up by a software developer in his free time and quietly released last month is making it easier for iPhone-carrying bus riders to get ar...

Shanghai Is For Bikers

Joel Epstein | Posted 01.28.2013 | Travel
Joel Epstein

When the ferry docked, I joined the throng of aggressive riders jockeying to get off the boat and back on land.

Transit and Transit-Oriented Development: The Sweet Spot for Jobs

Greg LeRoy | Posted 11.05.2012 | Impact
Greg LeRoy

I have seen the future of robust job creation in America. It gets to work on public transit.

Public Transportation: A Missed Opportunity to Create Jobs

Lawrence J. Hanley | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business
Lawrence J. Hanley

Every $1 billion invested in public transportation creates and supports 36,000 American jobs. That is real job growth.

RECAP: Once-In-Lifetime Transit Of Venus

Posted 06.05.2012 | Science

Today, Venus will appear to dance across the sun, a rare phenomenon called the transit of Venus. The Venus transit, which will last for nearly seve...

How To See Tuesday's Transit Of Venus

Posted 06.05.2012 | Science

Today, Venus will cross in front of the sun, a rare phenomenon known as the transit of Venus and an event which will not occur again for more than 100...

How Upcoming 'Transit' May Help Hunt Search For Alien Worlds

Posted 06.03.2012 | Science

If you're an amateur astronomer who plans on bringing out the telescope for some skywatching this Tuesday, send us pics of your rig and the transit! W...

Hey Los Angeles, There's a Train Arrivin'

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.30.2012 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

How was the Bruce Springsteen show? Probably the best I have ever seen. While that's no understatement, the real show in L.A. opened this morning at 5 am when the Expo Line started running between downtown and La Cienega Blvd.

Janell Ross

Detroit's Latest Problem: Drastic Bus Service Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

Detroit's beleaguered bus riders already have little love for the Motor City's transit system. Now service is about to get worse. Beginning Saturd...

As the House Transportation Bill Languishes, There's Still Time to 'Fix It First'

Geoffrey Anderson | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Anderson

Americans are ready for an economically sound, people-friendly, and bipartisan transportation bill. It's a good thing our elected officials have extra time to meet those expectations.