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If cab drivers in Chicago win their lawsuit to become employees of the city, their jobs will become a lot less terrible.

Progressive activists can learn important lessons from a successful grassroots campaign against transit racism.

Our car-dependent, suburban, homeowner culture is no longer affordable. An exhibit at MoMA examines what to do about it.

 "Even somebody like me can learn how to fight."

Mass transit fares are going up and services are being cut. Meanwhile, federal stimulus money favors new projects over maintaining existing systems.

The greenest way to lift the country out of a deepening recession is to put people to work building mass transit.

The NAFTA Superhighway is a total myth. But the private Trans-Texas Corridor is all too real, foretelling a future America in which globalism and crony capitalism eclipse government as the provider of public services.

The Minneapolis bridge collapse should prod all presidential candidates, especially Democrats, to come up with real plans to fix our crumbling infrastructure.

Montgomery's transit system isn't segregated anymore. It barely exists.

Blogs

Two top Christie aides were subpoenaed in an ongoing investigation into the Port Authority slush fund.

June 2, 2014

A former aide says Christie's deputy chief of staff was "instrumental," but for whom?

May 7, 2014

Will the Pulaski Skyway bring down New Jersey’s governor?

May 5, 2014

The New Jersey governor may have acted illegally in diverting $1.8 billion from the Port Authority to pet projects in the state.

April 2, 2014

Every $1 billion invested in the U.S. transportation infrastructure supports and creates some 47,500 jobs.

March 27, 2014

Investigators are opening a window on Christie’s cronies at the PA.

February 14, 2014

In February 1914, an editorial warned against allowing a small, privileged driving minority to jeopardize the lives of everyone else.

February 1, 2014

What does a publicly traded corporation do when its defense-contracting business is flat? Move more aggressively into the privatization of city services. 

December 13, 2013

Chicago’s commitment of almost half a billion dollars to privatize its transit fare collections sweated greed from every pore—and it doesn’t even work.

December 10, 2013