A trend piece by CNN examines Americans' increasing embrace of transit. Although the subject matter is familiar to Planetizen readers, the article also reveals insights into mainstream perceptions of the contemporary mobility discussion.
3 days ago   CNN
A review of the healthiest cities in the United States establishes that urban parks play a vital role in the activity of a city. What conclusions can be drawn from each city?
Jul 20, 2014   UrbDeZine
Observation of a handful of transit platform sign styles from around the world on their clarity and usefulness.
Jul 20, 2014   The Atlantic City Lab
Helsinki, capital of Finland's, is working to create a "mobility on demand" system that integrates shared and public transit in a single payment network. The idea is that with such a system in place, residents would no longer need cars.
Jul 16, 2014   Guardian Cities
Payton Chung summarizes a new report from the Transportation Research Board that reveals the indicators of successful transit projects.
Jul 12, 2014   Streetsblog USA
SouthWest Transit, amidst a period of increased ridership, has added new express routes, new buses, and even a new bike-share program. Motivating the agency, in part at least, for are the changes due if and when light rail arrives to the suburbs.
Jun 13, 2014   Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Urban Engines uses real-time transit data, and raffles, to encourage transit riders to commute during non-peak hours.
May 18, 2014   CityLab
A post on the iStrategyLabs website describes some of the software and hardware requirements for building signs that display the arrival and departure of transit in your area.
May 16, 2014   iStrategyLabs
Michael Lejeune is the creative director for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and as such he's tasked with making transit cool in a city that long worshipped the automobile.
May 12, 2014   KCRW - DnA
Robert Trigaux wonders if the Tampa Bay metro area will be wake up to the country’s changing demands of transportation and end “the parochial arm wrestling over what kind (if any) of mass transit lies in its future.”
Apr 22, 2014   Tampa Bay Times
The answer to the question in the headline is “not very.” Thirty years into the initial experiment, however, light rail has not been the game changer it was hoped to be.
Apr 13, 2014   Atlantic Cities