Public Transportation

October 31, 2016, 7am PDT
How making public transportation cost-free has—and hasn't—benefited Estonia's capital city.
The Guardian
October 14, 2016, 5am PDT
Famed musician Wynton Marsalis recently spoke with Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx about the connections between music and transportation.
Facebook Video
September 30, 2016, 7am PDT
8th Avenue was one of New York’s first "complete streets." Coined in 2003, the term refers to including cars, pedestrians, bikers, and public transit into city thoroughfares instead of prioritizing cars. Today, the trend is growing to other cities.
Doggerel
September 8, 2016, 1pm PDT
Public transportation increases safety. Transit travel has a tenth of the traffic fatality rate as automobile travel, and transit-oriented communities have about a fifth the per capita traffic casualty rate as in automobile-oriented communities.
American Public Transportation Association
September 7, 2016, 11am PDT
The Office of Extraordinary Innovation at Los Angeles Metro is just over a year old. KPCC checks in.
KPCC
August 24, 2016, 1pm PDT
The landscape of community development in Los Angeles today differs vastly from even a few years ago. Two groups in East L.A. are developing solutions to accelerating gentrification and displacement and a compounding affordable housing crisis.
The Planning Report
August 8, 2016, 6am PDT
Riders in ten cities are raising money to spruce up their bus stops.
Streetsblog
August 7, 2016, 9am PDT
Chief Innovative Technology Officer of Los Angeles, Peter Marx, recently stepped down. But first, he offers some lessons learned during his tenure, which included an L.A. mobility app and a successful open data initiative.
The Planning Report.
June 25, 2016, 1pm PDT
If the Metro Board passes the proposed $40 billion expenditure plan, millions of Los Angeles residents will still not have access to good public transit for decades.
The Planning Report
May 14, 2016, 5am PDT
A new circulator system for Downtown Boise, Idaho is in the works, with the mayor gently throwing his support behind a light rail system. But questions over costs remain.
The Idaho Statesman
May 9, 2016, 6am PDT
For feedback on a system overhaul, Pierce Transit in Washington is asking residents to design their own transit system through an interactive survey.
The Urbanist
April 29, 2016, 9am PDT
Several decades ago, public transit was a distinctly low-quality way of getting around. Now, if we can believe TV and movies depicting the near future, all that has changed. Transit has become aspirational.
Governing
April 16, 2016, 1pm PDT
Laura Bliss argues that rather than promise to reduce congestion, Los Angeles Metro should embrace its real beneficiaries: non-drivers.
CityLab
April 14, 2016, 1pm PDT
The administrator of the Transportation Security Administration says public transportation systems in the United States are relatively safe from terrorist attack. His reasons for that assessment might surprise.
The Washington Post
December 29, 2015, 1pm PST
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is implementing a new vision for "transit-oriented communities."
The Planning Report
July 16, 2015, 8am PDT
A new Mineta Transportation Institute study finds significant, measurable net benefits from U.S. public transit services.
Mineta Transportation Institute
July 6, 2015, 9am PDT
It's no secret that Millennials will use alternate modes when they're available and accessible. It's also no secret that adapting streets to those modes—and using them—can be a bargain.
Governing
July 6, 2015, 8am PDT
No one in the business doubts that autonomous vehicles will have some role to play in the future of transit. But right now, questions abound and answers are still only speculative.
the transport politic
May 15, 2015, 12pm PDT
Darnell Grisby makes the case for focusing on ridership and boardings (rather than travel time) and clarifying joint development rules to better facilitate transit oriented development and transit oriented communities.
Urban Land Magazine
Blog post
March 19, 2015, 5am PDT
Planners can do a better job communicating the benefits of high quality public transit and transit-oriented development. We can learn from marketing professionals—it's time to channel Don Draper.
Todd Litman