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MIT Hyperloop Team Reveals Award-Winning Design

Elon Musk envisioned the Hyperloop as an above-ground tube with pods that could travel at 700 miles per hour.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference to announce the increase in penalties for texting while driving. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

Despite Bans, Many Still Text While Driving

We’ve all seen people text and drive. Maybe you even do it yourself. But, the technology is here to say, and it’s not just texting — it’s GPS apps, email, Waze — all the incredibly useful things your smartphone helps you do while you’re in the car.

Signage outside a restroom at 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, N.C. The Mass. Senate passed the Transgender Accommodations bill on Thursday . (Gerry Broome/AP)

Why The Green Line Became Legally Mandated Following The Big Dig

While the MBTA fiscal control board deliberates on whether to scale-back or do away with the planned green line extension, we look at how the big dig — moving Interstate 93 underground in downtown Boston — translated into a legal agreement to extend light rail to Somerville and Medford.

While the Boston region is a center for robotics and artificial intelligence research, none of the Northeast states allows self-driving cars to be driven or tested on public roads. Massachusetts officials are looking in 2016 at turning part of the former Devens military base into a self-driving testing ground. (Tony Avelar, File/AP)

Why Society Must Prepare For The Self-Driving Car Revolution

We talk to three experts about the promises and pitfalls of the transportation revolution underway throughout the nation.

Bicyclist riding down Mass. Ave at the intersection where a bicyclist died in a crash earlier this week. (Hadley Green/WBUR)

Vision Zero Boston: The Plan To Eliminate Car Crash Fatalities

The philosophy behind the initiative, originally from Sweden, is that while people might fail, the road systems never should.

Seventeen million square feet of development in underway or planned for the South Boston "Innovation District" over the next two decades. (Hadley Green for WBUR)

What Effect Did The Big Dig Have On Seaport Traffic?

With convention and hospitality space set to double over the next two decades, what strategies should the city use to mitigate road congestion?

Mid-day traffic moving through Dudley Sq in Boston. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Why You Can’t Catch The ‘Green Wave’ In Boston

Better traffic light programming has the potential to cut through gridlock, so why aren’t we using it?

Rosabeth Moss Kanter On Fixing Our Commutes

In a WBUR traffic poll, one in eight Greater Bostonians considered changing their job to improve their commute.

Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack Takes Your Questions

Pollack joins us to talk about the state’s roads, bridges and public transportation systems as well as her first year in office.

Host Meghna Chakrabarti introduces us to newsmakers, big thinkers and artists and brings us stories of relevance to Bostonians here and around the region. Live every weekday at 3 p.m. and 10 p.m.

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