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  • 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.

  • Road warrior

    Road warrior

    Ted Conover talks about roads in life and writing.

  • Monstertruck alley

    Monstertruck alley

    Imperial Oil's plan to transport gigantic equipment to Alberta, Canada, will require major work on highways in Idaho and Montana.

  • Truckers or skiers, take your pick

    Bill Sniffin explores some of the West’s most challenging interstates.

  • 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

  • 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

  • The return of the hodgepodge

    The new transportation bill makes the day-to-day working of transportation policy more political than it’s ever been – and also serves up some amazing helpings of pork

  • Roadkill statistics

    Statistics from a variety of sources show the impact that roads have on wildlife numbers

  • On a lonely road, time rolls to a stop

    The writer travels from New York to Nevada every year, just to stop on one of the state’s empty highways and listen to the endless desert silence

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