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Transportation

  1. design history
    We’ll Miss You, MetroCard MachineAfter more than two decades, the city is replacing the squat stainless-steel machines to make way for OMNY.
  2. getting around
    Talking to the Last Man Standing at the Congestion-Pricing HearingAn all-nighter with the MTA (and The Real Housewives of Dubai).
  3. getting around
    6 Hours and 42 Minutes of Insults and Minor MeltdownsA “money grab,” an “embarrassment,” and other complaints from the MTA’s first congestion-pricing hearing.
  4. streets
    Eastern Parkway Was Never Meant to Be a HighwayThe case for making the street more like the pleasure road Frederick Law Olmsted intended.
  5. special delivery
    Who Isn’t Suing the USPS Over Its Gas-Guzzler Trucks?Sixteen states, plus three big metro regions, are trying to get the post office to electrify faster.
  6. getting around
    Who’s Afraid of the Subway?Riding every line in the days after the Sunset Park shooting.
  7. getting around
    I Was a Teenage Subway TerrorNow I’m the elder on the subway, praying that the band of teens next to me on the platform doesn’t get in the same car.
  8. getting around
    How Will New York Remember the Subway Shooter?The city is lousy with people who do horrible things and pass into legend.
  9. getting around
    The Subway Is New York’s Safety NetIt’s not merely a picture of who any of us might become but of who we are right now.
  10. getting around
    A Streets Plan That’s Really a Time MachineNYC’s City Council wants you to get everywhere faster.
  11. getting around
    Turn Gas Subsidies Into Money for EveryonePeople can spend it on gas if they want!
  12. design edit
    Marimekko Wallpaper, a Transit Zine, and More Design FindsPlus an art and design lending library at the Tribeca art gallery 52 Walker.
  13. getting around
    There’s Just One Problem With That Cute New USPS TruckThe first huge order of vehicles will mostly be gasoline-powered rather than electric.
  14. highway removal
    About Time: Syracuse’s I-81 Is Finally Being DemolishedKathy Hochul’s next move aims to start rectifying a mid-century mistake.
  15. highways to hell
    One State Is Showing Us How to End America’s Addiction to Highway ExpansionColorado passed a first-in-the-nation rule requiring new transportation projects to prove they can reduce emissions.
  16. getting around
    OMNY Fare Cap Gives Everyone an Unlimited PassOnce you’ve spent $33, you ride free ’til the next week.
  17. getting around
    Michelle Wu Can Be America’s First Actual Climate MayorBoston’s new chief executive is a bus-riding mom who wants to make transit free.
  18. streets
    The Street Fight Is BackEverybody wants a piece of your block, and it’s going to take a lot more than planters and metal barricades to resolve who gets what.
  19. streets
    I Wish I Liked the New Brooklyn Bridge Bike Lane MoreA hard-won symbolic victory that’s a baby step.
  20. getting around
    How Does An Elevated Highway in New York City Even Flood?It’s a road that’s above ground. Shouldn’t it drain?
  21. getting around
    The FDR Drive, Swamped Last Night, Is Full of Abandoned Cars TodayTow trucks are trying to clear the road.
  22. throwing shade
    Here’s How Hard Los Angeles Has Made It to Install a Bus ShelterA new design for a tiny sunshade is about the best anyone can do.
  23. safer streets
    Grim New Numbers: Traffic Deaths Highest Since 2007Speeding, mostly, seems to be the cause.
  24. getting around
    Where Did All the Yellow Cabs Go?Nearly two-thirds of New York’s taxis are gone, and a lot of them may never come back.
  25. infrastructure watch
    The BQE Is Still Falling Apart, and There’s No Real Plan to Fix ItThe outlook is grim for the expressway, but only stopgap measures are underway.
  26. street view
    Could We Really Get a Good Penn Station?Yet another wisp of hope.
  27. battery parking tales
    An Electric Car in High-rise Manhattan: How Long Is Your Extension Cord?The realities of a plug-in car when you live in the Financial District.
  28. developments
    Climate-Change-Related Lawsuit Nixes Huge California DevelopmentNot in my backyard, says Planet Earth, backed by a judge.
  29. brooklyn bridge
    The Brooklyn Bridge Finally Gets Its Own Bike Path! Except …It’s gonna be a little snug.
  30. street view
    Standstill Traffic May Be the Only Thing Keeping Crash-Death Numbers DownAnd until we redesign our streets, those numbers will keep going up.
  31. bad air
    Maybe You Should’ve Been Wearing a Mask in the Subway All AlongAir pollution at some stations is so bad that it’s like inhaling wildfire smoke.
  32. pedalling
    Here’s a Handsome Solution to New York’s Bike-Parking CrisisOonee’s pods can securely store seven bikes in one car’s worth of parking.
  33. getting around
    Can a Worker-Owned App Pull Drivers From Uber and Lyft?A cooperative tries to revolutionize ride sharing.
  34. street view
    The E-Scooter Is Part of a Balanced Transit DietAnd it should—with caution and regulation—be welcomed.
  35. getting around
    Uber and Lyft Just Bought a Law in CaliforniaThe companies spent $200 million to pass Proposition 22, which establishes gig-economy drivers as a new employment class.