The conventional progressive wisdom is that the Trump Administration will be bad for cities and for transit users. But in recent decades, a unified Republican government has been better for public transit than a divided government.
An efficient and equitable transport system must be diverse to serve diverse travel demands. Planners need better tools to quantify and communicate the benefits of walking, cycling and public transit to sometimes skeptical decision makers.
Rachel Maddow ventures seven stories below Manhattan to watch the boring machine move six feet forward, and then back, as it digs the on & off again subway in soft soil that must be frozen before it can be drilled.