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Gun Violence Now Kills As Many Americans As Cars

Earlier this year, a new study revealed some shocking statistics: For nearly half of the US, gun violence deaths have outpaced the number of traffic deaths. In much of the US, you are now more likely to be killed by a gun than a car.

The Best Ways To Get To Work, According To Science

Commuting affects your mental health, your physical health, and even the way you think about other people. And these changes are more profound than you might think.

8 Reasons Why The Tokyo Olympics Will Be The Most Futuristic Ever

In 1964, the last time Tokyo hosted the Summer Olympics, the nation revealed one of the biggest mic drops in transportation history: the debut of the shinkansen, the world-famous bullet train that became a Japanese icon. The first high-speed train in the world, it spurred similar technology to spread to Europe and other East Asian nations, paving the way for current maglev trains and, arguably, the Hyperloop.

What It's Like Inside a $500M Boeing 747-8 VIP Private Jet

Have you ever felt that flying is not nearly luxurious enough, even in first class? Maybe you would rather have the entire plane to yourself — and while you’re at it, you should probably make sure that the plane doesn’t actually feel like a plane, but like a luxury hotel instead.

The US And China Just Made A Deal To Build High-Speed Rail Between LA And Vegas

Americans could one day soon cruise between two major cities in the western US on a mega-fast train at 150 mph, thanks to a new agreement between a private US venture and a consortium led by China Railway Group.

Melbourne Taxi Strike Backfires Predictably

Uber drivers are taking our business so we’re going to respond by… giving them more business? Taxi drivers in Melbourne held an ill-considered strike today to protest ridesharing apps like Uber, hoping to spur the government into taking action on this issue. Uber responded brilliantly by offering free rides, which can be redeemed by new users across Australia with the cheeky promo code “KEEPOZMOVING”.

The Dutch Railway Could Run Solely On Wind Power By 2018

The Netherlands has an ambitious new energy goal: The country wants its entire electric rail system to run on 100 per cent wind power within three years.

Purdue Engineering Students Can Take A Class In Hyperloop Design

The Hyperloop is not real. But that won’t prevent it from being taught at institutions of higher learning. Now Purdue University is offering a Hyperloop Design course through its three engineering programs. The first class was yesterday and apparently 54 students showed up.

Uber Can Actually Make It Easier For People To Ride Public Transit 

Uber’s destruction of the taxi industry is obvious — and NYC cabs are finally fighting back. But how much of a threat is Uber to other modes of transportation? Earlier this week I worried that Uber’s plan to more easily scoop people off city streets might take ridership away from public transit. But a FiveThirtyEight investigation claims that might not be the case.

What The Heck Is A Road Diet?

You might have heard the term “road diet”, which sounds like the dining habits of some asphalt-chomping ogre. And it kind of is! But what does it really mean? Here are four videos that explain exactly what transportation planners are doing when they turn space for cars into space for walkers and bikers — and why it’s good for your commute.

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