May 20, 2016, 2pm PDT
Or maybe it's the bike that's also a bus?
November 12, 2015, 2pm PST
A new study confirms much of what we already suspect about the choices people make about where to live, but with a far-reaching, scientific approach.
February 5, 2015, 5am PST
What time did you leave for work this morning? What time should you have left for work this morning?
January 21, 2015, 7am PST
The debate about the effectiveness of streetcars as an alternative form of transportation (rather than just a driver of property values) isn't going anywhere. The latest test case for the ongoing experiment: Atlanta.
October 27, 2014, 11am PDT
Recent data shows that workers need cars to access jobs and economic opportunity. What can planners do to expand access to jobs via other alternative modes of transportation?
October 9, 2014, 6am PDT
The Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota has released the Access Across America: Transit 2014 report.
October 8, 2014, 9am PDT
Following up on earlier reports about the latest commuting data from the U.S. Census 2013 American Community Survey, Joseph Kane and Adie Tomer find different trends in commute choice between age groups.
The Brookings Institution
October 1, 2014, 5am PDT
When it comes to making sense of the American Community Survey's data on commute times, it's all about how you frame the data.
The Brookings Institution
September 5, 2014, 7am PDT
Jenni Avins shares a collection of videos created on Instagram's new Hyperlapse app that capture the beauty of transportation from every corner of the world.
September 3, 2014, 6am PDT
Kyle Hill compares the cost of exclusively riding Uber to owning a car in the car-centric city of Los Angeles.
August 7, 2014, 5am PDT
A new tier of service for Lyft launched today, allowing customers traveling in the same direction to share a ride. The new product follows a similar release earlier this week by Uber.
July 30, 2014, 6am PDT
Fifteen years in the making, Toronto is finally seeing increased ridership of its main commuter rail system, GO Transit, by changing its model from primarily serving suburban commuters to providing "all-day regional transit service."
May 9, 2014, 2pm PDT
Suburbanization has not led to shorter commutes—except perhaps for residents of the most job-rich, affluent suburbs.
February 14, 2014, 6am PST
Workers with long commutes are more likely to be be tired and stressed at work, and businesses are learning that they often make for less productive employees.
February 5, 2014, 6am PST
A contributing factor to widespread political disengagement? It's not what you might expect. Here's how the daily commute diminishes citizens' interest and ambition to get involved in their communities.
November 14, 2013, 8am PST
The Emery Go-Round is a shuttle service that meets the "last mile" challenge that prevents many commuters from using public transit. Unlike other commuter shuttles, it serves the greater Emeryville community as well. And the buses are full.
November 5, 2013, 1pm PST
New data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey shows that the percentage of commuters driving to work alone neared an all-time peak last year. State and national trends are working against progress being made by cities.
October 30, 2013, 10am PDT
With urban populations growing, an interesting phenomenon is spreading in cities across the U.S. - the rise of the (often congested) reverse commute. It brings with it new challenges, like how to provide transit riders with last mile connections.
October 28, 2013, 6am PDT
Take a ride with NPR's Jane Greenhalgh on one of "the most scenic rides in America", according to host, Steve Inskeep. Patients, staff, and visitors to Ore. Health and Science University enjoy the free, aerial tram ride to the top of a Portland hill.
March 5, 2013, 1pm PST
A new report out from the Census Bureau paints a comprehensive picture of commuting in the United States. Average commute times remain steady, but the most significant change may be in the percentage of people working from home at least once a week.