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A McSweeney's post satirizes the obfuscations and euphemisms of public transit system announcements by finally putting things in brutally frank terms.
May 8, 2015   McSweeny's
Yonah Freemark writes about the remarkable success of the boomtown of Calgary, Alberta—a city described as "a lot more like Dallas or Phoenix than Copenhagen."
Dec 11, 2014   the transport politic
San Francisco is hard at work on a Central Subway project expected to open in 2019 with a terminus in Chinatown, but planners have already been hard at work studying an extension of the subway to Fisherman's Wharf.
Dec 3, 2014   San Francisco Chronicle
Dan Reed examines the Green Line in Minneapolis near the campus of the University of Minnesota as a case study of how transit can improve streets.
Oct 31, 2014   Greater Greater Washington
Transit agencies are increasingly turning to branding and advertising to improve their images. But can conservative bureaucracies embrace what it means to be "cool"? More importantly, can they attract riders?
Oct 12, 2014   InTransition Magazine
A profile piece for Governing focuses on the work of Keith Parker, who since 2012 has been leading the ninth-largest transportation agency in the country: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA).
Oct 10, 2014   Governing
For planners, the key to moving a city’s vision for development forward is to value public as well as private investment in projects, according to urban planner and author Howard M. Blackson III.
Oct 4, 2014   UrbDeZine
A new report challenges assumptions about Chicago's transit system, identifying well-populated neighborhoods that are cut off from frequent transit service.
Aug 4, 2014   Chicago Tribune
An overview of how Los Angeles County’s Department of Parks and Recreation is creating projects that tackle the effects of climate change, by planner Clement Lau.
Aug 1, 2014   UrbDeZine
Ever wondered who the announcers are for some of the largest transit lines in the United States?
Jul 31, 2014   Vice Magazine
A review of Art Share LA by Los Angeles County planner Clement Lau.
Jul 27, 2014   UrbDeZine