Transit

The answer to the question in the headline is “not very.” Thirty years into the initial experiment, however, light rail has not been the game changer it was hoped to be.
6 days ago   Atlantic Cities
<em>Transport Politic</em> takes a detailed look at the transportation projects suggested by the Federal Transit Administration's recently released Annual Report on Funding Recommendations.
Feb 3, 2010   Transport Politic
The growth patterns of amoebae as they spread out to connect to food sources bears a striking resemblance to the map of a rail system. Some say the amoeba could inform urban planners and designers.
Jan 29, 2010   MSNBC
Transportation planner Jarrett Walker looks at the top 50 cities of over 100k people and the percentage of people who don't own a car. Do the cities that made the list shed some light on how planners can discourage car use?
Jan 20, 2010   Human Transit
Despite the downward trend in public services like transit, the city of Baltimore in opening a free transit line.
Jan 19, 2010   Wired
Electronic passes used to board transit systems in the Seattle region could offer a new eye for Big Brother. According to privacy rights activists, the data in the employer-provided passes can be monitored by employers without employees' knowledge.
Dec 20, 2009   The Seattle Times
A new study shows that stimulus funds spent on public transportation were a more effective job creator than stimulus funds spent on highways.
Dec 18, 2009   Smart Growth America blog
A planned tunnel under the Bosphorus to connect Asia and Europe by rail has ground to a halt because of the extensive archeological discoveries at the dig.
Dec 1, 2009   Voice Of America
Planners in San Francisco are proposing a 145-acre "transit center district" that would dramatically reshape the city's skyline.
Nov 23, 2009   San Francisco Chronicle
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. Exclusive
Nov 19, 2009  By Nate Berg
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.
Nov 6, 2009   The Wall Street Journal