Rapid Transit

August 6, 2013, 9am PDT
You think your daily commute is bad? In one of the world's largest cities, a lack of citywide rapid transit means daily commutes of four hours for many Jakarta residents. Help is on the way, but conditions may get worse before they get better.
The New York Times
November 11, 2012, 9am PST
Jarrett Walker examines the desirability of slow transit as argued by University of British Columbia Professor Patrick M. Condon in support of a vast streetcar network for Vancouver.
Human Transit
September 19, 2012, 6am PDT
Unlike its slowing economy, infrastructure projects across China continue to expand. Already home to three of the world's most-used transit systems, China plans to invest $127 billion in the coming decade to build dozens of new urban rail projects.
the transport politic
July 2, 2012, 5am PDT
Should Los Angeles be investing more in bus-rapid transit?
Los Angeles Times
February 25, 2011, 10am PST
A rapid transit system gets closer to reality in Honolulu as officials conduct groundbreaking ceremony, while some still object to the project for aesthetic reasons.
the transport politic
September 3, 2010, 10am PDT
An extensive 96-mile network of rapid transit lines connecting Paris' poorer outer-ring suburbs, on hold since it was proposed a year ago because of its considerable cost, takes a step closer to realization.
the transport politic
May 16, 2010, 11am PDT
This post from <em>The Transport Politic</em> tracks the growth and planned expansion of rapid transit projects all across China
the transport politic
March 27, 2010, 11am PDT
Jacob Snow, the executive director of the Clark County Regional Transportation Commission, can't hide his excitement about new rapid transit buses coming to the Las Vegas area in this editorial.
Las Vegas Sun
March 26, 2009, 8am PDT
Matt Fikse calls attention to a Seattle transit plan, which has few drawbacks but has been left to die by officials. Why the streetcar beat out the Rapid Trolley Network.
Crosscut
February 23, 2009, 7am PST
This info-graphic from <em>Good</em> compares subways an rapid transit rail systems from around the world, by track miles and ridership.
Good
December 14, 2008, 11am PST
A local leader in the suburban Maryland/Washington DC area proposes aggressive use of "rapid buses" in dedicated lanes to accommodate growth, like other jurisdictions in the U.S.
Washington Post
May 22, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>In preparation for two major soccer tournaments -- the 2010 FIFA World Cup and the 2009 Confederations Cup -- South Africa is moving ahead on schedule in constructing major public transit systems in the events' host cities.</p>
BuaNews via AllAfrica.com
April 15, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Officials in El Paso, Texas have been working with state and federal officials on a plan to bring rapid transit to the city within three years.</p>
El Paso Times