In August, I moved into a high density apartment complex just 1.5 miles from my office and a five minute walk to a bus stop. One of the central advantages of the building's location was its access to alternative transportation modes. While I could park my car for "free" (the real cost is built into the lease), I was interested in keeping it parked as much as possible. Now, after nearly three months of experimentation, I'm ready to give up the bus, and the reasons are central to understanding the future of transit in the US.
Nov 2, 2011 By
Bus rapid transit has seen a recent spike in interest, and with that interest has come the analysis that BRT takes away from light rail projects and vice versa. But as this post points out, they need each other and work better when both are around.
May 27, 2011 the transport politic
Intercity bus travel is the fastest growing mode of travel for the third year in a row. This piece from <em>New Geography</em> looks at why.
Apr 25, 2011 New Geography
TheCityFix's Jonna McKone profiles one of the most interesting subways in the world — Haifa's Carmelit funicular — and the city's BRT system.
Oct 31, 2010 TheCityFix
Electronic passes used to board transit systems in the Seattle region could offer a new eye for Big Brother. According to privacy rights activists, the data in the employer-provided passes can be monitored by employers without employees' knowledge.
Dec 20, 2009 The Seattle Times
San Antonio is wrapping up a month-long experiment that has offered free Wi-Fi internet access on some of its buses.
Nov 24, 2009 The Houston Chronicle
A new web-based application that tracks the location of Washington D.C.'s Circulator bus has been released.<em>DCist</em> reports.
Jun 29, 2009 DCist
A draft Environmental Impact Report is now underway to study the proposed routes and power sources for rail extensions south of Boston. Considerations include ridership, wetlands, smart growth benefits, and future development around train stations.
Apr 10, 2009 The Boston Globe
This commentary from <em>re:place</em> magazine offers tips and insights into how one can ride transit like a pro.
Mar 1, 2009 re:place
Manners Mall in Wellington, NZ, has been closed to all vehicles since the seventies. The City Council wants to restore buses through the walkway to improve service.
Feb 16, 2009 The Dominion Post