Transit Planning

9 hours ago
Although the regional transit agency that serves the Denver area is amidst an ambitious and broad building program, the city could still use a comprehensive and coordinated vision of its transportation network.
Streetsblog Denver
3 days ago
Akron Metro RTA recently announced the details of an overhaul of its bus system—the reorganization will affect every one of the system's 36 fixed bus routes.
Akron Beacon Journal
July 20, 2016, 9am PDT
The transportation planning app moovel (formerly known as Ridescout) has created a YouTube series called Transit Trends that brings "explainer posts" to a new format.
moovel
July 15, 2016, 10am PDT
The first phase of Toronto's 15-tear transit plan took a crucial step forward this week.
Urban Toronto
July 13, 2016, 11am PDT
Next City introduces the key concepts included in TransitCenter's "Who's on Board" report.
Next City
July 13, 2016, 9am PDT
A proposed expansion project is intended to expand passenger rail capacity around the Boston area.
Progressive Railroading
June 8, 2016, 6am PDT
In November, Wake County, North Carolina voters will decide on a half-cent sales tax to fund a plan to improve transit in the Research Triangle (home to North Carolina State, Duke, and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill).
The News & Observer
June 3, 2016, 8am PDT
A conceptual study released earlier this spring would add new options for alternative modes of transportation between the neighborhoods of Columbia Heights and Brookland in Washington, D.C.
Greater Greater Washington
May 26, 2016, 6am PDT
The Regional Plan Association presents the details of a plan to build a rail line connecting the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn: the Triboro Line.
Regional Plan Association
May 24, 2016, 1pm PDT
A long-stalled, but partially built-out, commuter rail line has achieved institutional legitimacy with the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan. Novembers will have a chance to decide on the idea in November.
The Detroit News
May 18, 2016, 9am PDT
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