Transit

July 27, 2011, 6am PDT
The Atlanta Beltline Partnership's annual report shows how revitalization programs, workforce housing, parks and trails have been blossoming. Yet transit development has lagged behind, reports Kaid Benfield for The Atlantic.
The Atlantic
July 12, 2011, 10am PDT
A group of mayor in the metropolitan Vancouver area have proposed an increase in the gas tax to develop a fund for a long-stalled transit project.
The Globe and Mail
July 12, 2011, 7am PDT
Rail projects throughout the U.S. are hard hit by the downturn in the economy. The agencies behind them are trying to find ways to keep the projects from falling apart.
Architect Magazine
July 5, 2011, 8am PDT
The DOT awarded a billion and a half in grants to transit projects on the Fourth of July. Eric Jaffe has the lowdown on projects from Connecticut to Colorado.
The Infrastructurist
June 28, 2011, 8am PDT
In Stockholm, Sweden, planners are moving ahead with a broad central city redevelopment plan that seeks to continue the city's trend of reducing car traffic and congestion, and making it easier for bikers, walkers and transit takers to get around.
Citiwire
June 22, 2011, 8am PDT
Facing $60 million in deficits over the next year, transportation officials in metropolitan Seattle are pushing a plan to ask voters to approve an increase in the price of registering cars in the area to create a transportation fund.
The Seattle Times
June 7, 2011, 12pm PDT
Toronto's new Presto smartcard for transit riders may soon allow you to pay for your parking and a coffee as well, according to Gary McNeil, president of GO Transit.
The Toronto Star
June 2, 2011, 5am PDT
Toronto's lack of focus on transportation planning and the absence of a national strategy for mobility is turning the city into a messy gridlock, according to this column.
Globe and Mail
June 1, 2011, 1pm PDT
University of Toronto professors say that building more roads just encourages more driving. Building transit doesn't help reduce congestion either, though it still maximizes the value of the transportation system.
Streetsblog Capitol Hill
June 1, 2011, 6am PDT
By relocating to a transit-adjacent building in New Jersey, electronics maker Panasonic has qualified for more than $100 million in tax credits from the state.
Marketplace
May 18, 2011, 11am PDT
Exposition Park in Los Angeles is on the verge of major changes -- a retired space shuttle, the last days of a stadium, new transit access, and the demolition of a piece of big-name architecture. But looking at its history, changes are nothing new.
Los Angeles Times
April 23, 2011, 9am PDT
As London prepares to host next summer's Olympic Games, officials worry that the city's transit system will not be able to meet increased demand.
Reuters
April 22, 2011, 6am PDT
Bicycle use is on the rise in Japan, where recovery from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami has made driving and transit use much more difficult.
The New York Times
April 14, 2011, 11am PDT
This post from <em>Shareable</em> lists the top ten American transit cities, as chosen by <em>U.S. News and World Report</em>, and three runner-up cities.
Shareable
April 10, 2011, 7am PDT
Transit agencies brace for reduced ridership but will keep running -- for a little while, at least.
Streetsblog Capitol Hill
April 9, 2011, 7am PDT
As the city of Los Angeles edges closer to approving the construction of a new sports stadium in downtown, this post from <em>Curbed LA</em> offers 10 suggestions on how the stadium could and should fit into the city.
Curbed LA
April 7, 2011, 12pm PDT
The former City Manager of Mountain View explains how a city once known as a second-class dormitory community turned its downtown area into a lively, successful, and loved place.
New Urban Network
March 24, 2011, 11am PDT
As gas prices rise, more voices are calling for increased investments in transit and more multi-modal city planning.
USA Today
March 3, 2011, 7am PST
<em>Streetfilms</em> has begun a ten-part video series looking at non-automobile transportation in cities across the U.S.
Streetfilms
February 24, 2011, 6am PST
Ground has broken on Honolulu's long-planned rail system, but locals still worry that the new transit won't lure new development to town.
The Honolulu Star Advertiser