Despite a less-than-stellar reputation of public transit, Los Angeles has plans to expand its system of light rail and BRT over the next 30 years. But now momentum is growing to fast-track that work into the next 10 years.
Apr 8, 2010 Good
A half-cent sales tax increase to fund transit passed handily yesterday in St. Louis County, Missouri.
Apr 7, 2010 St. Louis Post-Dispatch
During the 17 days of the Winter Olympics, Vancouver significantly beefed up its transit offerings and reduced lanes for automobiles. Did the experiment work, and what would happen if these temporary changes were made permanent?
Apr 6, 2010 re:place Magazine
Federal officials are looking at an unlikely city as a model for urban public transit: Los Angeles.
Mar 29, 2010 Los Angeles Times
When five new board members will join the Houston Metropolitan Transit Authority next month, they'll inherit a host of systemic problems and one of the toughest economic climates in decades.
Mar 24, 2010 The Houston Chronicle
Do certain kinds of people - students, elderly, environmentalists - choose to ride transit because of who they are? Or does the proper infrastructure make the difference?
Mar 17, 2010 Psystenance
At a recent transportation conference, Dr. Leo Kroon of the Netherlands Railway says their strategy is not to force people to use the train but to 'seduce' them with the latest innovations.
Mar 4, 2010 IBM's Smarter Cities blog
Washington, D.C.'s transit system is in hot water, facing several safety investigations, a decline in ridership, and historic budget deficits.
Feb 22, 2010 The Washington Post
Plans to create a waterfront rail line in Philadelphia are moving forward, as the city approves funding for environmental studies and early design work.
Feb 19, 2010 The Philadelphia Inquirer
This post from <em>The City Fix</em> looks at the investment Mumbai is making in developing a citywide mass transit system.
Feb 12, 2010 The City Fix