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Amtrak has experienced four fatal crashes since December, and last year's 828 railroad deaths marked the deadliest year on rail in at least a decade, according to Politico. Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Signs warn drivers of icy road conditions on Interstate 66 in Fairfax County, Va., in March 2014. The state's Department of Transportation recently added rush hour tolls to the road, using dynamic pricing, which continuously adjusts the cost based on congestion. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Are $40 Toll Roads The Future?

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The $3 billion Brightline express train project will launch this month with trains operating from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale. Courtesy of Brightline hide caption

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The team that won the Hult Prize poses with their trophy on September 16 at U.N. headquarters. From left: Gia Farooqi, Hanaa Lakhani, Moneeb Mian, and Hasan Usmani. They developed a ride-sharing rickshaw service for refugees in a Pakistan slum. Jason DeCrow/Hult Prize Foundation via AP Ima hide caption

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Cabin is a bus with pods for sleeping. It currently offers service between Los Angeles and San Francisco, starting at $115 each way. Cabin Technologies hide caption

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Could A Bus With Sleep Pods Replace Airplanes?

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Qinhuangdao's elevated bus, seen last month in this photo, will not move forward. The municipal government denied it had endorsed the project, and last month began dismantling the test site. VCG/VCG via Getty Images hide caption

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China's Elevated Bus Project Seemed Too Good To Be True — And It Was

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A streetcar rides along Woodward Avenue on Friday in Detroit — the city's first in 61 years. The QLine project was led by private businesses and philanthropic organizations in partnership with local, state and the federal government. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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Shelia Mendoza says she's not looking for a livelihood out of Liberty Mobility, but a little extra cash and some new friends to talk to. M.L. Schultze/WKSU hide caption

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Ride Hailing In Rural America: Like Uber With A Neighborly Feel

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A train moves along the Market-Frankford Line in Philadelphia on Wednesday. Transit workers went on strike early Tuesday, shutting down bus, trolley and subways that provide about 900,000 rides a day. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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A single trip on the Morgantown, W.Va., PRT costs just 50 cents — and is free for students. The system provides about 15,000 rides a day (and double that when WVU has a home game). Joanne C. Sullivan/Flickr hide caption

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A Revolution That Didn't Happen: Personal Rapid Transit

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Researchers at MIT found that many hybrid and battery-operated cars already meet the global emissions goals for 2030. Andrea Kissack/NPR hide caption

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It May Not Cost You More To Drive Home In A Climate-Friendly Car

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Passengers walk across the tarmac at Jose Marti International Airport after arriving on a charter plane operated by American Airlines January 19, 2015, in Havana, Cuba. The Department of Transportation has approved scheduled flights from the U.S. to Cuba, including some operated by American — though no flights to Havana have yet been authorized. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Tourists ride in a boat down a main canal in Bruges, Belgium. A brewery in the historic city is building a pipeline to send thousands of gallons of its beer to a bottling plant without clogging narrow cobblestone streets. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

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The Sheridan Expressway is little-used, and neighborhood groups hope to convert it to a boulevard. Brian Naylor/NPR hide caption

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After Dividing For Decades, Highways Are On The Road To Inclusion

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Workers at Mahindra's Ann Arbor, Mich., factory load up a new GenZe for shipping to the initial markets of the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland, Ore. Courtesy of Mahindra hide caption

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With 'Pickup Scooter,' America Meets Indian Carmaker

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Is a hoverboard-like scooter your transportation mode of choice? Christopher Furlong/Getty Images hide caption

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#NoCarForMe: Tell Us About Unconventional Means Of Transport Around You

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Mary Lee Kingsley waits for a bus in Montgomery County, Md. The bus stop has a big LED screen with a map displaying the current location of buses and when they will arrive. Franklyn Cater/NPR hide caption

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Apps, Maps And Head Counts Transforming Public Transit

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