Transit

November 23, 2009, 6am PST
Planners in San Francisco are proposing a 145-acre "transit center district" that would dramatically reshape the city's skyline.
San Francisco Chronicle
Feature
November 19, 2009, 9am PST
Transit saw some big ridership increases over the past few years, but maybe not where you'd expect. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows the top ten metropolitan areas where transit use has increased the most.
Nate Berg
November 6, 2009, 7am PST
What's this? The Wall Street Journal's 'car guy' - the reporter who writes about cars and roads, is .....without a car? As difficult as it may be to believe, Joseph White is now a carless urbanite in DC. Here is his first column in his new lifestyle.
The Wall Street Journal
November 1, 2009, 5am PST
LA Mayor Villaraigosa an ambitious new plan to speed up new rail projects throughout the city, and to complete it all within 10 years instead of the previously proposed 30.
The Los Angeles Times
October 30, 2009, 12pm PDT
How can a Porsche be better for the environment than a Prius? If you use transit to commute, and only take the hot rod out on the weekends. Slate writer Joe Eaton sold his Volvo for a combination of transit and fun.
Slate
October 23, 2009, 1pm PDT
Citing prohibitive costs and the use of light rail or bus rapid transit, the expansion of Miami's Metrorail has not been included in Miami-Dade County's 10-year transportation plan. Yet, County officials suggest expansion is still a priority.
Miami Today
October 21, 2009, 8am PDT
Clayton McCleskey makes the case for why Dallas ought to be a little more like Zurich.
The Dallas Morning News
October 21, 2009, 6am PDT
Ever wonder how many people hop on those cable-cars in San Fran without paying the fare? Well, it turns out that transit cheats cost MUNI, San Francisco's transit agency, an estimated, $19 million a year.
The San Francisco Chronicle
October 16, 2009, 5am PDT
With barely a third of its metro stations in operation, there is some doubt over whether Dubai's metro will be a success.
The Christian Science Monitor
October 5, 2009, 12pm PDT
The California Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that funding for bus and train service could not be taken for other uses.
San Jose Mercury News
October 1, 2009, 1pm PDT
A Wall St. Journal reporter takes a five-day sightseeing trip to Los Angeles, sans rental car. Getting the Getty Villa and Watts Towers were two of the more challenging forays.
Wall St Journal
September 24, 2009, 10am PDT
Give software developers open transit data, and they'll create applications that make riding easier and more convenient, says Ben Fried. But straphangers in the nation's largest transit market, New York, are still waiting for the MTA to open up.
Streetsblog
September 24, 2009, 7am PDT
A new report by Environment America suggests that increased ridership in 2008 reduced global warming gases significantly, and increasing ridership by 10% more could save the equivalent of all the oil we import from the Persian Gulf.
Smart Growth America blog
September 22, 2009, 2pm PDT
The Obama administration has begun awarding grants of millions to transit agencies across the country for everything from bus upgrades to photovoltaic canopies and agency building upgrades. Check out the breakdown by agency here.
SF Streetsblog
September 22, 2009, 8am PDT
A broad new plan has been unveiled in Oklahoma City. Included in the plan is a new 70-acre downtown park and a raft of transit improvements.
The Oklahoman
September 16, 2009, 7am PDT
In an effort to give themselves more time to pay for it, transit officials in Charlotte may delay an 11-mile light rail extension for six years.
The Charlotte Observer
September 4, 2009, 2pm PDT
The Honolulu City Council is considering a bill that will make it illegal to bring "odors that unreasonably disturb others" onto the bus.
Honolulu Advertiser
September 4, 2009, 6am PDT
Atlanta's Beltline project is one of the most ambitious transportation plans the city has seen in decades, but the downturn in the economy could wreak havoc on its progress.
The Signal
August 27, 2009, 1pm PDT
Yonah Freemark, blogger at The Transport Politic, argues that long-distance transportation projects like high-speed rail are essential to creating a balance of intercity and intracity transit.
the transport politic
August 27, 2009, 11am PDT
Some transit agencies keep it under wraps, while others share it widely. Three cities in the U.S. show how the availability of transit arrival data is a wild frontier.
CNET