Solutions journalism is news about how communities and organizations are responding to social and environmental problems. This collection contains solutions stories about several innovations that are making mass transit more attractive and effective. In Helsinki, Finland, a smartphone app called Whim plans the quickest travel options by drawing on all forms of transportation, from bus to bike to borrowed car. Dunkirk, France offers a completely free bus system that has increased ridership between 65 and 80 percent. Oakland, California’s Fruitvale Transit Village is demonstrating the viability of transit-oriented development. In Medellin, Colombia, the resurgence of an old technology—cable cars—is knitting neighborhoods together, reducing crime, and building community.
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