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In Chicago, a sophisticated new rail fare system that doesn't work

Nov 6, 2013
Chicago's new system offers more features for transit riders -- when it works. The city's transit agency has delayed the phase-out of the old system.
Posted In: CTA, Chicago Transit Authority, Transportation, ventra

As global traffic spirals, roundabouts are on a roll

Oct 17, 2013
Roundabouts are becoming increasingly common here in America, and in other countries.
Posted In: roundabouts, Transportation, roads

Egypt's trains falter; microbuses fill the gap

Sep 9, 2013
Egypt's new government has suspended the national rail service. This is bad news for most Egyptians, but good news for the country's microbus drivers.
Posted In: Egypt, Transportation, middle east

More oil on the tracks: Trains transport a ton of crude

Jul 8, 2013
Trains increasingly carry crude from oil fields in the middle of the U.S. to refineries on the coasts.
Posted In: Transportation, Oil, crude oil, train

Private taxis take to the streets...and skies?

Jul 2, 2013
App-based car services like Uber and Lyft rise in popularity, much to chagrin of traditional taxi companies. Uber is even offering helicopter services this Independence Day holiday.
Posted In: Lyft, Uber, taxi, Transportation

Britain's government wants fast trains; some say they're not worth it

Jun 25, 2013
Britain's government wants to spend billions on a high-speed rail system. HS2 -- as it's called -- could cut some journey times in half but critics say it would harm the countryside and trains are yesterday's technology.
Posted In: high speed rail, U.K., rail, train, Transportation

Train safety, data, and measuring the value of a life

Jun 21, 2013
Which is more important: updating train safety mechanisms or improving rail infrastructure?
Posted In: train, infrastructure, Transportation

In Brazil, small protests turn quickly to big demonstrations

Jun 18, 2013
What began as small protests against bus price hikes has now escalated into nationwide wide protests involving hundreds of thousands of people. When an economy expands, people bristle at corruption and poor spending choices.0
Posted In: brazil, World Cup, Transportation

Name that Tube stop

Jun 3, 2013
In the U.S., corporations pay big money to put their names on sports stadiums and other venues. Now there's a proposal to rename stops on the London subway. The idea is to raise money for the subway system and reduce fares.
Posted In: London, Tube, Transportation, sponsorship, marketing

Shopkeepers don't buy NYC's bike business pitch

May 28, 2013
As New York rolls out its bike-share program, it's also been pushing the case that bikes are good for local businesses. But is it as good as the city claims?
Posted In: Transportation, bike sharing, New York City, bicycle

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