Human Transit

The flurry of speculation about the future of autonomous vehicles (AVs) is mostly ignoring a significant downside: the impact on vehicle miles travelled (VMT).
Nov 19, 2015   Human Transit
Not all transit maps are created equal. The new Portland TriMet map, for instance, does a much better job of illustrating the usefulness of its high-frequency network.
Oct 2, 2015   Human Transit
Houston is making big transportation news this week with the launch of a newly replanned Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) bus system.
Aug 19, 2015   Human Transit
Jarrett Walker outlines the conditions under which transit serves the greatest number of travelers. Maximizing ridership, he argues, requires thinking like a business and catering to demand.
Aug 7, 2015   Human Transit
A newly released proposal for overhauling Metro bus service in Los Angeles includes innovative and controversial measures. Included is a new metric for measuring the success of bus lines.
Jul 10, 2015   Human Transit
Halfway between public transit and private cars, new and varying forms of 'microtransit' threaten to out-compete traditional public services. Concerns about equity, inclusion, and employee compensation follow.
May 14, 2015   Human Transit
Jarrett Walker shares the news that the city of Houston gave final approval to overhaul its public transit system, including the implementation of a frequent network grid. The changes are expected to be complete by August 2015.
Feb 15, 2015   Human Transit
File under tools for the tool kit: Jarrett Walker of Human Transit shares details about Nearmap, an aerial photography tool that serves as a helpful alternative to Google Earth.
Dec 29, 2014   Human Transit
Jarrett Walker shares news and analysis of a recent study by the Institute for Transportation & Development Policy (ITDP) finding explosive growth in the construction of bus rapid transit lines around the world in the last ten years.
Dec 5, 2014   Human Transit
A region dominated by automobile-friendly infrastructure has released a Draft EIR for a bus rapid transit project connecting central San Jose to Palo Alto via El Camino Real.
Nov 16, 2014   Human Transit
While so many cities struggle to overcome irrational and uninformed opinions in debates about transportation systems, Edmonton is in the midst of a conversation with good questions and no right or wrong answers.
Sep 29, 2014   Human Transit