6 days ago
An investigative report digs into the causes of delays on the New York subway and finds that the official company line might not square with reality.
January 12, 2018, 5am PST
Depending on what's included, the cost to rebuild the ailing 665-mile system could be $111 billion, but the city's future depends on it. A feature-length New York Times Magazine piece looks at its history and suggests ways to finance rebuilding.
The New York Times Magazine
December 6, 2017, 2pm PST
One common argument against new housing (especially in Manhattan) is that the city is "overcrowded."
September 29, 2017, 1pm PDT
A tragic stampede at a Mumbai rail station is putting new focus on the state of rail infrastructure in India.
July 23, 2017, 1pm PDT
The National Park Service is looking for solutions to overcrowding at its most popular parks. The idea of an online reservation system might get its first test in Utah.
Associated Press via The Mercury News
June 29, 2017, 10am PDT
While the New York subway's need for infrastructure investment is well documented, it was an improperly placed rail that caused two subway cars to derail on a southbound A train on Tuesday morning in Harlem.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
December 12, 2016, 9am PST
In the period since 9/11, Lower Manhattan has undergone a residential boom. With daytime professionals and tourists also in the mix, the strain is showing.
August 29, 2015, 7am PDT
Is gentrification the inevitable result of land use planning that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by favoring infill development over auto-dependent sprawl? The Urban Displacement Project looks at the unintended effects of Plan Bay Area.
Marin Independent Journal
October 15, 2013, 11am PDT
New development is poised to add thousands of riders to D.C.'s Metro, but rush hour trains are often packed already. Though Metro has proposed $6 billion in fixes, some see better land use planning across the area as the key to solving the problem.
March 24, 2012, 5am PDT
In spite of international recognition from planners and transit officials, Bogotá's bus rapid transit system faced riots this month over high fares and overcrowding, Eric Jaffe reports.
August 29, 2011, 10am PDT
John B. Calhoun wrote in the 70s about studies he'd conducted that looked at how mice would react when "overcrowded". Since his utopias often turned ugly, he (and many others) extrapolated the results to humans, giving density a bad name.
April 19, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>In the sprawling Atlanta region, some and bus lines are experiencing overcrowding due to the soaring number of transit commuters.</p>
Atlanta Journal Constitution