Public Transportation

For years, San Francisco has set aside transit-only lanes. However, with a fresh coat of red paint, the city has seen significant service improvements.
2 hours ago   Greater Greater Washington
In the celebratory spirit of Cinco de Mayo, Scott Doyon invites you to let your freak flag fly.
May 6, 2014   PlaceShakers
For either architecture or urban planning to achieve real good in today’s world, the boundary between the disciplines needs to come down. That, at least, is the lesson of Urban-Think Tank (U-TT), an interdisciplinary design practice with offices in Caracas, São Paolo, New York, and Zürich. Opinion
Apr 28, 2014   By Anna Bergren Miller
Despite steady increases in ridership since opening in 2007, a proposed expansion of the Lane Transit District’s EmX bus rapid transit system between Eugene and Springfield is meeting local resistance.
Jan 7, 2014   The Register Guard
My recent Planetizen column, Smarter Congestion Solutions in 2014, discusses best practices for traffic congestion evaluation. Opinion
Jan 3, 2014   By Todd Litman
Critics frequently claim that public transit projects usually exceed their budget  and ridership targets, citing research by Pickrel Opinion
Dec 18, 2013   By Todd Litman
Realizing that overly controlled environments rarely breed the kind of innovation and culture that make cities great, Scott Doyon gets down with the funky and unpredictable.
Apr 3, 2013   PlaceShakers
In a landmark ruling issued last week, the Delhi High Court upheld the use of New Delhi's streets for a 5.6-kilometer bus rapid transit corridor, in a blow to auto owners seeking have it removed for use by all traffic, including private vehicles.
Oct 26, 2012   The New York Times
Not only are transit systems subsidized, but so are America's roads. While some advocate for the reduction of road subsidies to better incentivize transit use, Josh Barro argues for more effective ways to make mass transit work better.
Jul 15, 2012   City Journal
A common criticism of streetcars are their relative slow speed combined with high capital and operating costs. Still, streetcars are being constructed in both large in small cities to help incentivize development.
Jul 6, 2012   The Naked City
With more than a quarter of disabled Americans who are unable to leave their homes prevented from doing so by transportation difficulties, Sarah Laskow argues it's time for cities to move beyond ADA.
May 13, 2012   Good