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Streetcars Are Back in the U.S., But They Need a Purpose Beyond Tourism

There's nothing so wasteful as a transit system that doesn't really help people, except, perhaps one that just entertains tourists.

London’s Tube Finally Begins Testing 24-Hour Service

Think of all the tourists who will no longer have to grudgingly take a taxi a midnight because they never expected the Tube not to be running 24 hours.

How Ridesharing Can Go Beyond Travel to Solve Urban Public-Transportation Problems

It's probably only a matter of time before governments and other public services begin to leverage the power of ridesharing services for the public good.

A Robust Bikeshare Network Is Still Developing in U.S. Cities

Bikeshare networks will likely struggle to gain traction until they connect users to more intercity transportation options.

After Brussels Attacks U.S. Will Tighten Security at Airports and Transit Points

Our airports and other transit points would already be safer if leaders didn't rely on poorly paid employees with little job security.

Merlin Entertainments Is Looking to Drive More Business With an Investment in Big Bus

With a small stake in Big Bus, Merlin is trying to diversify its entertainment offerings — not a bad move considering the poor performance of its theme park group last year.

What Cities Can Learn From Travelers Using Apple Pay on London’s Tube

London's contact-less payments system is already embraced by many international travelers who want to quickly get where they're going. It doesn't make sense for travelers to buy a card they may only need a few times and tapping credit cards and Apple Pay on card readers solves this problem.

Seattle Testing the Economics of On-Demand Services With New Labor Rules

Bad news for investors and companies wanting to maximize profits while keeping prices artificially low. Great news for workers and anyone in favor of a rational economy.

Japan Wants Self-Driving Taxis for the 2020 Olympics

It'll be interesting to see if automated car technology can cope with the traffic congestion in a city like Tokyo.

Los Angeles Wants to Improve Public Transit in Order to Attract the Olympics

Los Angeles is better at public transportation that people give it credit for. And if it takes a boondoggle like the Olympics to get the city to make it better we're all for it.