Would You Take the Bus If It Earned You Free Credits For Tolls?

There's a running joke in many American cities: The only way to make public transportation truly work would be to pay people to ride it. In Atlanta, that's kind of what a new pilot program is doing. For certain transit trips, passengers can now earn $2—but they can only use the money to pay tolls on a nearby highway.… » 3/18/15 6:40pm 3/18/15 6:40pm

Snow, Snowy Owls, and Lack of Snow: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week

It's been an especially cold and dreary winter week for just about everyone—except the host city for the Winter Olympics. It's a rather chilly peek at what's Ruining Our Cities. » 1/31/14 5:39pm 1/31/14 5:39pm

It's Not the Snow, It's Not the Politics: Blame the Car-Dependent City

There's been plenty written about why the South suffered so much from this week's surprise snowstorm. But there's really only one thing to blame: those cold lumps of steel that are still abandoned on the side of the highway. What happened in Atlanta could happen any time, any place where people rely so heavily on cars. » 1/30/14 5:20pm 1/30/14 5:20pm

Our 2009 12-City 3G Data Mega Test: AT&T Won

Given carrier reputation and our own iPhone call drops, we were pretty surprised to discover, through careful testing in 12 markets, that AT&T's has pretty consistently the fastest 3G network nationwide, followed closely—in downloads at least—by Verizon Wireless. » 12/21/09 4:30pm 12/21/09 4:30pm

Clearwire Opens 4G Wireless in Three New Cities, Only 77 to Go

Remember when Clearwire promised they'd bring WiMax to 80 cities within 18 months? Well, they've started with Las Vegas, Portland and Atlanta (the latter being right in AT&T's backyard), and Sprint is set to take advantage. » 7/22/09 12:30am 7/22/09 12:30am