Transit Planning

5 days ago
The Chicago neighborhood of Bridgeport provides a case study of the collision between neighborhood advocacy, politics, and transit planning.
DNAinfo Chicago
May 13, 2016, 11am PDT
Presenting less of an argument against transit than an argument for good transit and land use planning, Streetsblog surveys some of the country's worst performing rail lines.
Streetsblog USA
April 25, 2016, 12pm PDT
One interesting detail to note: the BQX streetcar proposal, as its currently known, originated not from the de Blasio Administration but from a Brooklyn-based real estate company.
Politico New York
April 11, 2016, 6am PDT
The first phase of the Atlanta Streetcar is open to the public, though the city has big plans to extend the line. One planning academic hopes to redirect the planning process.
SaportaReport
March 31, 2016, 5am PDT
A new website and a pair of public meetings kick off the planning process for an East-West bus rapid transit (BRT) route in Milwaukee County.
Urban Milwaukee
March 24, 2016, 7am PDT
Now that the Albuquerque City Council has approved a plan to create bus-only lanes on Central Avenue, the city will seek federal funding for the project.
Albuquerque Journal
March 22, 2016, 2pm PDT
Michael Andersen reports on the evolving Powell-Division Transit and Development Project, recently revealed to fall short of its intended goal to speed up bus service in the planning area.
Bike Portland
March 18, 2016, 9am PDT
Age-old transit planning questions will be raised over the next year in Toronto.
The Globe and Mail
March 16, 2016, 9am PDT
While it will certainly comes as a relief to some commuters living in the San Gabriel Valley, the Metro Gold Line extension that opened earlier this month was more the result of politics than planning.
Los Angeles Times
March 11, 2016, 1pm PST
Details are emerging about Biketown—the new bikeshare system coming to Portland. Portland is making use of online engagement and interactive mapping to inform station location choices.
Bike Portland
March 11, 2016, 11am PST
The Baton Rouge tram, as the city is describing its proposed transit project, now has a preferred route and is ready to proceed to the final stages of environmental review.
The Advocate
March 4, 2016, 12pm PST
The planning process has revealed a "select bus service" proposal for Queens to require a lot more time and funding than originally thought.
Politico New York
February 25, 2016, 10am PST
A once-in-a-generation moment for transit is taking shape in Atlanta.
Streetsblog USA
February 17, 2016, 5am PST
What's being described as an unprecedented outreach program will gather public feedback on a total of seven provincial and city-led transit projects for the Toronto area.
Toronto Star
February 1, 2016, 7am PST
A transit rider and writer has a simple and succinct request for transit planners in Minneapolis: straighten out your transit routes.
Streets.MN
January 29, 2016, 11am PST
Nashville residents are being asked to choose their preference among a menu of transit planning options. The most expensive version of the plan would cost $5.4 billion, the least $800 million.
The Tennessean
January 2, 2016, 9am PST
To alleviate tourist traffic and serve residents, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada has unveiled a long-term plan to invest billions in transit improvements including light rail and an expanded monorail.
Las Vegas Sun
January 2, 2016, 7am PST
Following an "overnight" system redesign, Houston Metro ridership and frequency is up across the board. Its high frequency bus service now rivals that of peer cities on weekends.
LinkedIn
December 24, 2015, 7am PST
Based out of San Francisco, Remix is an intuitive, data-rich tool for transit planners as they consider new routes. All you need to do is draw out the line on a map and add stops.
Next City
December 1, 2015, 11am PST
A proposed BRT route between Palo Alto and San Jose is the latest to hit a setback.
Palo Alto Online