Philadelphia’s transit strike could affect who wins the election

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

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

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

Grocery exodus has Flint shopping for answers

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

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

Here comes yet another increase in transit fares

Jul 4, 2014
We look at where transit fare increases are and why operating costs are rising.

What did the tech CEO say to the worker he wanted to automate?

Aug 28, 2013
A labor dispute in the San Francisco area launched a surprising debate about the future of work in the new economy.

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Will adding subway lines save Beijing from traffic and smog?

May 22, 2013
Beijing has announced it will add 50 miles of subway track by the end of next year, making the city's subway system bigger than New York's. But will the new additions alleviate the city's notorious traffic and pollution?

Save the earth, drive your car?

Nov 14, 2012
Adding lots of train and bus lines to car-congested roads would seem to be an environmental slam dunk. If only the math would cooperate.

Apple's iOS Maps leaves off transit lines

Jun 20, 2012
Public transportation advocates are miffed that Apple has left off directions to bus and train stops from its new mapping software.