Rapid Transit

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.
Aug 6, 2013   The New York Times
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.
Nov 11, 2012   Human Transit
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.
Sep 19, 2012   the transport politic
Should Los Angeles be investing more in bus-rapid transit?
Jul 2, 2012   Los Angeles Times
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.
Feb 25, 2011   the transport politic
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.
Sep 3, 2010   the transport politic
This post from <em>The Transport Politic</em> tracks the growth and planned expansion of rapid transit projects all across China
May 16, 2010   the transport politic
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.
Mar 27, 2010   Las Vegas Sun
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.
Mar 26, 2009   Crosscut
This info-graphic from <em>Good</em> compares subways an rapid transit rail systems from around the world, by track miles and ridership.
Feb 23, 2009   Good
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.
Dec 14, 2008   Washington Post