December 23, 2010, 11am PST
Bogota's integrated mass transit system has been operation for a decade and continues to grow, but faces challenges for the coming years, from the constant growth in ridership to irregularities in construction contracts.
December 10, 2010, 1pm PST
The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority finally approved the construction of 7.7 miles of bus lanes along Wilshire Boulevard, with the exception of a one mile stretch in Westwood known as 'Condo Canyon.'
November 15, 2010, 5am PST
Virtually every modern economy is mixed: governments produce some goods and services and private companies produce others. Governments generally provide those goods and services that are either considered essential and should be available to everybody regardless of ability to pay, or that require strategic coordination, including police protection, basic education, transportation infrastructure, parks, and public health services.
Transportation facilities and services are among these basic government functions.
November 13, 2010, 7am PST
After a year of outreach and research, Indy Connect has published its report yesterday outlining recommendations for the next 25 years of public transit expenditure. They call for $2.4 billion on transit and $8.4 on road expansion and maintenance.
November 12, 2010, 5am PST
Two bus rapid transit projects in Austin that have been delayed for years due to lack of funding have been revived.
The Austin-American Statesman
October 12, 2010, 6am PDT
The new system is designed to reduce travel time along a heavily congested north-south route on the city's East Side. However, unfamiliar ticketing protocols led to passenger confusion on the first day of operation.
July 29, 2010, 12pm PDT
The London bus network carries over twice the number of people as the underground network. "But with Britain's new coalition government preparing comprehensive budget cuts, the future of London's transport network is uncertain."
July 26, 2010, 1pm PDT
A new bus rapid transit project has begun construction in Amman, Jordan -- a first for the country.
July 13, 2010, 5am PDT
Chicago and New York City have secured funds form the Federal Transportation Administration to build bus rapid transit systems.
The Architect's Newspaper
July 12, 2010, 9am PDT
Spanish football fans are celebrating in the streets, while in The Netherlands they are drowning their sorrows, but the real winners of the 2010 World Cup are the people of South Africa. Long after the last vuvuzela is sounded, residents and visitors will enjoy the legacy of new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems build in South Africa’s four major cities.
July 6, 2010, 2pm PDT
This feature from <em>New York</em> magazine looks at the increasingly attractive option of introducing more bus rapid transit lines into New York City.
July 1, 2010, 9am PDT
All summer long the newly installed BRT in Bangkok will offer free rides to passengers as the kinks are worked out of the system.
June 8, 2010, 8am PDT
More changes are coming to Manhattan as auto-space yields to bus-space on First and Second Aves. Will transit users comply with the honor system as boarding will take place from all three doors? The lanes will be 'terra-cotta brown' without barrier.
The New York Times - N.Y. / Region
June 4, 2010, 7am PDT
This post from <em>The City Fix</em> looks at some of the new public transit systems that have been built in South Africa ahead of this year's World Cup.
May 20, 2010, 11am PDT
<em>Los Angeles Times</em> columnist David Lazarus offers broad suggestions for fixing public transit in L.A.
May 6, 2010, 12pm PDT
With a plan to distribute $775 million in federal funding for urban bus projects, <em>Next American City</em>'s Yonah Freemark suggests using it to fund projects like Cleveland's Healthline BRT.
April 23, 2010, 6am PDT
This piece from <em>Places</em> takes a look at a new bus rapid transit system that is growing in the Indian city of Ahmedabad.
April 16, 2010, 7am PDT
Last Thursday, Las Vegas broke ground on the ACE Green Line, a new BRT corridor that will connect downtown Las Vegas and Henderson.
April 15, 2010, 9am PDT
Funding seems locked for a planned streetcar line in Detroit, but some locals argue that what the metro region really needs is a wider-reaching bus rapid transit system. <em>The Transport Politic</em> profiles the proposals.
April 7, 2010, 1pm PDT
A half-cent sales tax increase to fund transit passed handily yesterday in St. Louis County, Missouri.