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10 Big Transportation Ideas: An Old Idea Returns

By Micheline Maynard I am a streetcar geek. I’m pretty sure my love of streetcars stems from my first visit to Boston, when I was seven. We stayed a bit away from downtown, and to my delight, the T ran … Continue reading

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10 Big Transportation Ideas: Why Own When You Can Rent?

By Micheline Maynard Back in 2009, just before General Motors filed for bankruptcy, I wrote a story for The New York Times called, “Industry Fears Americans May Quit New Car Habit.” This was a very real concern for the Obama … Continue reading

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10 Big Transportation Ideas: Why Teens Are Driving Less

By Micheline Maynard I got my license the fall that I turned 16. I took driver’s ed from my high school during the summer, practiced a bit with my family, and then went down for my driving test. Voila! I … Continue reading

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10 Big Transportation Ideas We’re Exploring At Curbing Cars

By Micheline Maynard The Curbing Cars project is looking at one of the biggest changes in North American society in the past century: rethinking our use of automobiles. We’re starting with an ebook. You can help by making a pledge … Continue reading

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The Auto Industry Prepares For A Big Change In Direction

If you follow auto sales, you know two things about how they’ve been doing recently. They boomed the past couple of years, but they’ve started to trail off this year. That’s no surprise. The auto industry is a cyclical business. … Continue reading

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Sinking Your Teeth Into The Transportation Beat

Andy Riga of the Montreal Gazette is a role model for transportation reporters. You read about him in the Columbia Journalism Review cover story. Today, we’re pleased to offer his guest post on how to cover the transportation beat. ┬áBy … Continue reading

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Does This Place Come With Parking? Increasingly, The Answer Is “No”

  Mass transit and millennials are feeding one of the biggest trends in real estate development: apartments without a parking space included in the purchase price or rent. Of course, city buildings constructed through World War II rarely had much … Continue reading

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Teens: What Would Get You Interested In Driving?

By Micheline Maynard Driving is down five percent nationwide since 2004, and one of the biggest reasons is a significant drop in teens on the road. Only about 28 percent of 16-year-olds get their licenses, as we’ve told you before, … Continue reading

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