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Inside the mothership: A visit to USDOT headquarters

The home field of America’s transportation team.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) Masked by the state and regional agencies that disperse its grant funds and shrouded behind the veil of a federal government bureaucracy with 60,000 employees, the enigmatic and powerful United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) sits at the top of the transportation world. While in … Read more

Behind the scenes of Capital Bikeshare

It doesn’t look like much, but behind these doors is the nerve center for America’s premier bikeshare system.(Photos © J. Maus/BikePortland) An unassuming warehouse in the industrial Navy Yards neighborhood of southeast Washington DC is the headquarters of America’s most successful and largest bikeshare system. I’ve been using Capital Bikeshare for a week now and … Read more