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.
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.
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.
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.
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
May 18, 2009, 1pm PDT
New light rail projects are taking off in the Toronto area. A new 15km line will be operational by 2013, but the city is still trying to raise funds to replace its aging streetcar stock.
The Toronto Star
May 18, 2009, 8am PDT
Votes in the Charlotte area are considering another raise to their sales tax to fund transit projects. New documents show the tax increase may not bring the improvements quickly. But without the raise, some projects may never get built.
Charlotte Observer
May 10, 2009, 11am PDT
BART is set to embark on a $3.4 billion project to replace its existing trains with 700 new cars that will carry more people, move passengers through stations faster, and meet the needs of suburban and urban riders.
The San Francisco Chronicle
May 10, 2009, 5am PDT
Neal Peirce looks at President Barack Obama's ambitious plans for high speed rail and the significant obstacles that stand in its way.
May 9, 2009, 9am PDT
It would take at least an additional 10-cent tax on gasoline to fund transit and transportation projects in metropolitan Dallas-Fort Worth, according to city officials who want to ask voters to allow the increases.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
April 25, 2009, 1pm PDT
Mecklenburg County commissioners are scheduled to debate whether to add a second half-cent sales tax to fund transit in the Charlotte area.
The Charlotte Observer
April 17, 2009, 1pm PDT
Atlanta school leaders consider renegotiating a Tax Allocation District (TAD) agreement that was set up to help fund projects such as the Beltline, a 22-mile loop of transit, trails, parks and development around the city.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Blog post
April 14, 2009, 2pm PDT

Here in San Diego, public transportation is on life support.  Despite record ridership, trolley and bus service has been reduced, with some bus routes cancelled altogether.  Fares are up across the board.  The monthly light rail pass will be $72; three years ago it was $60.

Diana DeRubertis
April 4, 2009, 1pm PDT
Charlotte politicians have been pushing for the completion of a freeway loop around the city -- a $220 million project. Mary Newsom argues that road funding would better serve the city and the region if it were directed to Charlotte's transit system.
The Naked City