Transit

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.
Yesterday   CNN
Facing $60 million in deficits over the next year, transportation officials in metropolitan Seattle are pushing a plan to ask voters to approve an increase in the price of registering cars in the area to create a transportation fund.
Jun 22, 2011   The Seattle Times
Toronto's new Presto smartcard for transit riders may soon allow you to pay for your parking and a coffee as well, according to Gary McNeil, president of GO Transit.
Jun 7, 2011   The Toronto Star
Toronto's lack of focus on transportation planning and the absence of a national strategy for mobility is turning the city into a messy gridlock, according to this column.
Jun 2, 2011   Globe and Mail
University of Toronto professors say that building more roads just encourages more driving. Building transit doesn't help reduce congestion either, though it still maximizes the value of the transportation system.
Jun 1, 2011   Streetsblog Capitol Hill
By relocating to a transit-adjacent building in New Jersey, electronics maker Panasonic has qualified for more than $100 million in tax credits from the state.
Jun 1, 2011   Marketplace
Exposition Park in Los Angeles is on the verge of major changes -- a retired space shuttle, the last days of a stadium, new transit access, and the demolition of a piece of big-name architecture. But looking at its history, changes are nothing new.
May 18, 2011   Los Angeles Times
As London prepares to host next summer's Olympic Games, officials worry that the city's transit system will not be able to meet increased demand.
Apr 23, 2011   Reuters
Bicycle use is on the rise in Japan, where recovery from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami has made driving and transit use much more difficult.
Apr 22, 2011   The New York Times
This post from <em>Shareable</em> lists the top ten American transit cities, as chosen by <em>U.S. News and World Report</em>, and three runner-up cities.
Apr 14, 2011   Shareable
Transit agencies brace for reduced ridership but will keep running -- for a little while, at least.
Apr 10, 2011   Streetsblog Capitol Hill