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  • You say you want a railvolution...

    Westerners may love their cars, but the region’s rapid growth means that even the most ardent car-lovers have a stake in mass transit, and in Denver’s grand experiment in light rail

  • Commuter trains could connect the West's far-flung cities

    Longer commuter rails could connect the West’s far-flung cities in ways they haven’t been connected since the glory days of the railroad

  • The casual violence of driving

    The casual violence of driving

    We seldom notice the animals killed by today's fast-moving cars, unless we're traveling slowly, on a bicycle.

  • Me and my SUV

    Me and my SUV

    An environmentalist loves driving her SUV but welcomes the prospect of higher gas prices.

  • Living Within Our Means: Beyond the Fossil Fuel Credit Card

    Engineer and city councilman Kamyar Enshayan considers the inevitable end of the fossil fuel joyride

  • Deciphering humanity's hardware

    Infrastructure: A Field Guide to the Industrial Landscape by Brian Hayes is a wonderfully conversational explanation of everything one sees along the highway that isn’t natural

  • The Great Divide

    A writer takes a 1,600-mile Greyhound bus ride from Salt Lake City into Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington, and listens to the stories of the Westerners he meets

  • Winnebagos: Don't fear 'em, cheer 'em

    It’s time for New Westerners to get over their "Winnebagophobia."

  • Road warrior

    Road warrior

    Ted Conover talks about roads in life and writing.

  • Extreme commuters are maybe even you and me

    Alison James may not be an extreme commuter, but she certainly drives more than she wishes she had to.

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