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Should AOC’s Public Transportation Choices Matter?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ transportation choices are rightly getting attention. The freshman congresswoman representing Queens and the Bronx was called out by the New York Post over...

For Students in Baltimore, Getting to School Can Be a Scary Ride

On Friday, Bryonna Harris was taking a city bus back from Frederick Douglass High School to her home in Northeast Baltimore. But on that...

Las Vegas Gambles on a ‘Smart City’ Technology Makeover

Let it ride: Las Vegas launched a self-driving downtown shuttle service last year, part of a wave of high-tech pilots. John Locher/AP The casino...

If the Economy Is So Great, Why Are Car Loan Defaults at a Record High?

To live and work in much of the U.S., access to a car is virtually a requirement. Jobs, shops, doctors, and daycare are often...

Technopolis

From electric scooters to the gig economy, technology is reshaping the way people live and work in cities. But these changes often happen without...

Think of California High-Speed Rail as an $11 Billion Streetcar

Not canceled! High-speed rail is, in fact, already under construction in Fresno, California. Rich Pedroncelli/AP California Governor Gavin Newsom’s plan to complete only a...

Can a Light Rail Train Link a Divided City?

A woman rides a light rail train in Jerusalem. Ronen Zvulun/Reuters Part cultural tour, part social activism, a project called Dissolving Boundaries uses Jerusalem's...

With Trains Like Schwebebahn, No Wonder Germans Love Public Transit

The Schwebebahn runs 18 trains per direction, per hour during the day, making it more frequent than just about any transit line in the...

Mapping the Growing Gap Between Job Seekers and Employers

Good news: America’s cities have plenty of jobs. Bad news: Many of the people who want them don’t live anywhere nearby. A new analysis by...

Mexico’s ‘Mayan Train’ Is Bound for Controversy

The $6.5 billion Mayan Train would be Mexico's most ambitious passenger rail project in decades. Press Office Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador President Andrés Manuel...

Dig Your Crazy Tunnel, Elon Musk!

Let’s get one thing straight: The Tesla-in-a-tunnel that Elon Musk unveiled to reporters on Tuesday night in Los Angeles was not a “train,” although...

L.A. Joins the Growing Battle Over Location Data

A monitor advertises a new global forecasting system at the IBM booth at CES International. John Locher/AP Los Angeles is taking the Weather Channel...