A new 28-mile expansion makes the city's system is the largest in the nation, but is it actually changing travel habits? Yonah Freemark investigates.
Dec 7, 2010 the transport politic
Expansion of transit has helped fuel a boost in ridership over the last decade in Charlotte. But with falling tax revenues, the city looks unlikely to be able to continue its planned transit growth.
Nov 21, 2010 the transport politic
After a year of outreach and research, Indy Connect has published its report yesterday outlining recommendations for the next 25 years of public transit expenditure. They call for $2.4 billion on transit and $8.4 on road expansion and maintenance.
Nov 13, 2010 the transport politic
Yonah Freemark looks at how to increase rail ridership without adding trains.
Oct 29, 2010 the transport politic
Yonah Freemark reports that there are more politically palatable ways to ease traffic congestion than congestion pricing.
Oct 10, 2010 the transport politic
Republicans are taking a strong position against high-speed rail funding, and with the increasing likelihood that November will see a strong showing from the GOP the national HSR plan could be in serious jeopardy.
Sep 23, 2010 the transport politic
Governor Chris Christie's moratorium on new contracts may signal trouble even though construction is underway.
Sep 20, 2010 the transport politic
New York City plans a new route to fill a void in rail coverage through south Brooklyn. But will the alignment of the tracks and the ancient cars planned to run on them maximise capacity?
Sep 17, 2010 the transport politic
An extensive 96-mile network of rapid transit lines connecting Paris' poorer outer-ring suburbs, on hold since it was proposed a year ago because of its considerable cost, takes a step closer to realization.
Sep 3, 2010 the transport politic
Yonah Freemark looks at the plan for a new streetcar line on St. Louis' Loop, and concludes that the project is a valuable addition to the city more for the economic boost it will bring than the increased mobility it will bring.
Jul 29, 2010 the transport politic