Features by Andrea Bernstein

Foster families get the Disney treatment

ABC Family launches "The Fosters," a drama about a family with two moms, one biological son, two adopted foster kids, and a newcomer.
Posted In: foster family, television, families

Sandy's water damage was predictable

Experts say damage to New York's subway from rising sea levels should not have come as a surprise and other cities could experience similar devastation from Sandy-like storms and hurricanes.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, New York City, subway, water damage

Apple's iOS Maps leaves off transit lines

Public transportation advocates are miffed that Apple has left off directions to bus and train stops from its new mapping software.
Posted In: apple, maps, Transit

'Supercommuters' board airplanes to get to work

Think your commute is long? Turns out a rapidly growing number of commuters are flying to get to work.
Posted In: commute, planes, employment, Jobs

Citibank spins publicity with NYC bikeshare

Citibank is sponsoring New York City's new bike rental program. It's a two-wheeled marketing opportunity.
Posted In: Citibank, bike, bike sharing

Techies on the cutting edge... of bike commuting

Biking to work has become part of the culture for many tech companies.
Posted In: bike, bicycles, Google, foursquare, Tech

Climate change is adding a premium to infrastructure costs

Transit agencies shuffle their budgets to get ready for more extreme weather.
Posted In: climate change, New York City, public transportation

Bike-share system to roll out on New York City streets

New York joins other big U.S. cities to create short-term bike rentals. But the complicated logistics can make officials' heads spin.
Posted In: Transportation

Houston wants to turn off red light cameras

Frustrated Houston residents want traffic light cameras to disappear. This follows L.A.'s decision last month to switch off its cameras
Posted In: Transportation

Bicycles become trendy marketing tool

As more cities get bike lanes, the culture and cache of bikes grows. Now retailers are jumping on board.


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