Spain has long been disconnected from the high-speed rail network that crisscrosses Europe. But no longer. A new line connected Madrid, Barcelona and Paris opened last week.
Boston's Hubway bike sharing program is popular with commuters, who may use a bike to finish their commutes to their homes or offices. As the program in Boston looks to expand, bike sharing programs are taking hold in cities the world over.
Perhaps it should come as no surprise that the problems with the New York subway system after Hurricane Sandy came ashore led thousands of people to pick up a bike to get to work. But all those extra bike commuters were exposed to the success and failure of New York City's effort to be more bike-friendly.
Republicans have their eye on Amtrak's subsidies as one of the many budget cuts that will be needed to narrow the country's budget deficit. But those cuts would come at a time when Amtrak's ridership is on the way up and service is improving.
Drivers in Texas headed from Austin to San Antonio have a choice: take the free Interstate Highway 35 at 75 mph or jump on the new, privately operated toll road at 85 mph. But some folks have raised eyebrows over how that speed limit was set -- and what the state got for setting the highest speed limit its ever granted.
Jerusalem has a shiny, new light rail line running through some of its most populous neighborhoods. Often, the train is packed. But outside the pack cars there are problems. It took a long time to build, the ticket machines don't always work and -- it bridges Palestinian and Israeli neighborhoods.
A flawed highway construction project has put the Massachusetts Bay Transport Authority nearly $9 billion in debt. The costly project forced MBTA officials to answer two fundamental questions about their 100-year-old system: Who benefits from it and ultimately, who should pay for it?
Reporter Zachary Slobig took a long road trip along the Pan-American Highway, which stretches all the way from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to the tip of Argentina. But along the way, he had to ditch his car in favor of a boat and a plane. That's because the 30,000 mile road has a 50 mile gap, between Panama and Colombia.
Evidence clearly shows the benefits of wearing a helmet in a bike crash. But some critics are now arguing that there are unintended consequences to helmet-wearing, like a decrease in bike ridership.
The Chinese demand for new cars is changing the way top vehicle manufacturers develop their products. Ever since China surpassed the U.S. in auto sales back in 2010, automakers have turned their attention east.