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The U.S. has tried to build high-speed rail for 50 years

by Ben Bradford Apr 4, 2019
Today, a train ride from LA to San Francisco takes 12 hours. In 1937, it took 10.
Amtrak's Hiawatha train between Chicago and Milwaukee arrives at the Glenview, Illinois station in 2005.
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Report: The average American spends the equivalent of 2.5 work weeks in traffic

by Ben Bradford Feb 13, 2019
The report, from traffic data company INRIX, finds Boston drivers spend the most time in congested commutes, with Washington, D.C., Chicago, New York and Los Angeles rounding out the top 5.
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Companies offer private bus services to get young workers to commute from cities to the suburbs

by Marketplace Contributor Dec 18, 2017
As real estate in major cities continues to go up in price, companies are increasingly moving offices to the suburbs. In order to attract young workers from the cities, some companies offer private bus services for employees making the reverse…
Jennifer Fusco (left) and Laura Montero-Stern (right) on the Boston Scientific commuter bus in Massachusetts.
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Why New York's subway issues should matter to all of us

by Lizzie O'Leary Jun 30, 2017
The economic repercussions go beyond the metropolitan area.
A Metropolitan Transportation Authority worker in New York City exits a Harlem subway station where a morning train derailed on June 27.
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Penn Station is a drag for commuters and the economy

by Ryan Kailath May 23, 2017
Delays at the train depot ripple through the economy of the entire East Coast, an expert says.
Evening commuters make their way toward a New Jersey Transit train platform at Penn Station in New York City.
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Philadelphia’s transit strike could affect who wins the election

by Sally Herships Nov 3, 2016
While a massive headache for local residents, the strike could also have national consequences if it extends to next Tuesday.
Will voters in Philadelphia be able to get to the polls on Tuesday?
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How low gas prices affect mass transit's bottom line

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Jul 11, 2016
Low gas prices do have an effect on transit use.
A gas pump reflects cheap gas prices in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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A dim law? Imagine Times Square without billboards

by Marketplace Contributor Jul 24, 2015
'Bureaucratic hiccup' threatens the intersection's iconic flash.

Grocery exodus has Flint shopping for answers

by Adam Allington May 22, 2015
Flint's 100,000 people now have only one major store within city limits.

Kroger store tries to shake off 'murder' moniker

by Marketplace Contributor Nov 26, 2014
In Atlanta, a case study in rebranding and how transit can reshape a neighborhood.