November 19, 2010, 6am PST
Millions of religious pilgrims travel to Mecca in Saudi Arabia every year for the Hajj. Officials there have been updating the city to better handle the crowds.
November 18, 2010, 5am PST
This post from <em>The City Fix</em> looks at various efforts to increase communication between transit riders and transit providers in Chicago.
November 16, 2010, 7am PST
By looking at three Los Angeles examples of very short rail lines, writer Alissa Walker suggests that seemingly pointless but fun transit systems could be the best way to use transit to improve urban areas.
November 15, 2010, 8am PST
A new group of activists in Los Angeles is warning that recently approved changes to the city's planning code could make it easier for transit-related projects to be approved even if they are not in alignment with neighborhood planning documents.
November 12, 2010, 7am PST
Voters in Indiana were set to vote on a referendum to raise money for an ambitious $2.4 billion transit plan, but now the state's Republican leaders say they'll block the effort.
November 11, 2010, 12pm PST
Mayors in metropolitan Vancouver are facing two options for expanding transit service in the region -- and a hard decision about how to generate the funding to make it happen.
November 9, 2010, 11am PST
A new $135m bridge over the Willamette River will include designated lanes for pedestrians, bikes, and public transit vehicles, but not private cars.
October 15, 2010, 5am PDT
In this podcast, <em>Next American City</em> talks with Robert Puentes of the Brookings Institution about the future of transportation in America.
October 2, 2010, 5am PDT
Perceptions about the amount of time transit trips take have been found to fall significantly when people actually take transit, according to a new report.
September 15, 2010, 12pm PDT
The 2004 Olympics in Athens burdened the city with underutilized venues and deep debt. But the event also vastly improved pedestrian and public transportation.
September 7, 2010, 8pm PDT
Over the past decade more than $75 billion in public dollars has been invested in rail transit. Los Angeles, Seattle and Denver alone are investing an additional $65 billion to expand their systems and enhance the livability of their communities. The federal government will be asked to play a major role in funding each of those systems. Up until now the federal role in major transit investments has largely avoided the question of how we ought to design our transit systems to be good neighbors and leverage livable communities.
September 7, 2010, 12pm PDT
Shifting federal transportation dollars to transit projects could help create up to 180,000 jobs and not raise the federal deficit, according to a new report.
August 23, 2010, 8am PDT
A Portland transit planner from the days when buses were the primary means of getting around says the system is headed in the wrong direction and service is declining.
August 17, 2010, 9am PDT
A new online tool shows people how accessible their homes, neighborhoods, and businesses are to public transit.
August 14, 2010, 5am PDT
Seattle has a long list of transportation projects on the drawing boards, but little money to bring them into reality. So local officials are considering a plan to create transportation taxing districts to help fund the projects.
August 9, 2010, 8am PDT
Major hubs of transportation and logistics are planning major capital investments in Southern California over the next several years.
August 3, 2010, 2pm PDT
With mounting traffic and road space at a premium, a Chinese company is proposing a unusual new idea for public transportation -- a bus/light rail system that cars can drive underneath.
July 27, 2010, 2pm PDT
In Melbourne, Australia, a frayed power line gave way today at Southern Cross Station. The resulting domino effect took out most of the city's transit system during the heavy morning commute.
July 21, 2010, 10am PDT
A new study by the Federal Transit Administration sets the price tag for getting the U.S.'s transit infrastructure up to snuff at 77.7 billion dollars.
Sacramento Business Journal
July 20, 2010, 9am PDT
Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are becoming standard components of transit agencies' strategies for outreach and keeping riders informed.