Transit

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
August 20, 2009, 6am PDT
Beijing could be heading towards a sprawling future, according to a new report from the World Bank. Despite expanding transit options, the location of jobs is pushing more people out from the center of the city.
The New York Times Style Magazine
August 7, 2009, 2pm PDT
A 20-year old Chicago man has been arrested by federal agents for imitating transit officials and repeatedly interfering with Chicago Transit Authority communications.
Chicago Breaking News Center
August 7, 2009, 8am PDT
Philadelphia's public transit system is preparing to launch a new service that makes bus and train arrival times available to riders' handheld devices.
Plan Philly
August 6, 2009, 6am PDT
Economist Edward L. Glaeser crunches the numbers on a hypothetical high speed rail line between Dallas and Houston and finds the costs prohibitive.
The New York Times
August 5, 2009, 7am PDT
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently announced an idea to speed up buses in Manhattan by eliminating crosstown bus fares.
The New York Times
Blog post
July 29, 2009, 2pm PDT

It has been two months since I completed my first year of the Master of City Planning at MIT.  Returning home to Baltimore, I felt exhausted from the rigors of the program, accomplished because of the mere fact that I completed a year of said program, and enlightened by the many class discussions, projects and experiences that I enjoyed – and not enjoyed – during the school year.  I also returned to Baltimore excited about the project that I would work on as a Mayoral Fellow in the Department of Transportation.

Tamika Camille Gauvin
July 25, 2009, 5am PDT
The Obama administration has been touting its dedication of $48.1 billion in stimulus money to roads and transit projects. But it's all going towards new projects, not day-to-day operational needs.
The Nation
July 15, 2009, 11am PDT
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a bill that will bring about $31 billion worth of road, transit and school construction projects.
Chicago Tribune
July 15, 2009, 10am PDT
Cities can expand transit service areas by providing convenient access by bike.
City Parks Blog
July 9, 2009, 1pm PDT
Less than half of the money set aside in the federal stimulus plan for transportation projects is going to cities, according to an analysis by <em>The New York Times</em>.
The New York Times
July 2, 2009, 9am PDT
This post from <em>Treehugger</em> compares subway fares from around the world.
Treehugger
July 1, 2009, 9am PDT
States are spending the vast majority of federal stimulus money on building or repairing roads and highways, according to a new study.
Reuters
July 1, 2009, 7am PDT
Reps. Mack (CA), Kirk (IL) and Reichert (WA) are among a small group of Republicans who voted for the recent climate change bill. It turns out these eight are also supporters of transit. Streetsblog makes the connection.
Streetsblog
Feature
June 18, 2009, 5am PDT
As the population rises, underused and empty spaces are going to fill in. How well the transition works depends on shifts in demographics and infrastructure, as well as architecture. A studio of UCLA architecture students were asked to plot that transition. But before they could be architects, they had to be planners.
Nate Berg
June 14, 2009, 5am PDT
House and Senate negotiators decided a $106 billion war bill, from which 10 percent would be granted to transit operating costs.
la.streetsblog.org
June 13, 2009, 11am PDT
Idling commuter buses in Atlanta cause air pollution and traffic congestion, and locals are getting fed up.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 27, 2009, 1pm PDT
Only 17% of shoppers in downtown San Francisco drove to get there, according to a new survey conducted by The San Francisco County Transportation Authority.
Streetsblog SF
Blog post
May 26, 2009, 5pm PDT
I’d been obsessed with it ever since I saw The Princess and the Warrior. (Between that and the funicular in Flashdance, there is just something about bad-ass chicks that commute via unique transit.) So, when I found myself with an unexpected free morning in Essen, Germany, after especially cooperative weather for photographing the day before, I hopped on the S-Bahn towards Wuppertal to see the famed train. 

Jess Zimbabwe
May 20, 2009, 7am PDT
The City of Toronto prioritizes pedestrians, cyclists and transit over cars. Some in the city are concerned that the city is ignoring a car congestion problem that is only growing.
The Toronto Sun