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“A New Alignment:” the secret success story of regional rail

Train travel has increased in popularity more than any other mode of domestic transportation, outpacing both aviation and automobiles; in 2011, Amtrak reached an all-time record of 31 million passengers.

How to Score a Bike Lover

Valentine’s Day may be over but the spring cycling days are still ahead! Here are some tips, courtesy of and Transportation Alternatives, to combine everyone’s…

Transportation Alternatives seeks public input on upcoming Play Streets

Transportation Alternatives, the advocacy organization perhaps most responsible for the opening of New York streets to pedestrians and bicycles, is holding a series of meetings…

Locating the Sacred: a new Asian American arts festival

The Locating the Sacred Festival is a series of New York City events that showcase a range of Asian American artists, from dancers and musicians to writers and thinkers, who use art to explore what constitutes the sacred.

Can you kickstart a city?

Is crowdfunding website Kickstarter a good way to redesign cities? Alexandra Lange thinks not. In a provocative post at Design Observer, she says: “A suitable funding platform for a watch is not a suitable funding platform for a city.