Public Transportation

September 8, 2009, 11am PDT
Many would-be train riders are frustrated by poor transit options at their destination city.
National Public Radio
August 7, 2009, 1pm PDT
In order to clean the air in Calcutta, officials have begun enforcing a rule that removes all vehicles manufactured before 1993, mandated by the city's High Court.
July 19, 2009, 5am PDT
Americans will be forced to change their lifestyles as fuel prices rise. NPR's "Talk of the Nation" talks to author Chris Steiner about the good that might result.
National Public Radio
July 18, 2009, 9am PDT
Tuk-tuks are mechanized rickshaws - a cheaper alternative to taxis - that can be found throughout the developing world, from Latin America to Africa to southeast Asia and India. Environmental think-tank Enviu is trying to reduce rickshaw emissions.
New York Times
July 12, 2009, 11am PDT
London's iconic red double-decker buses are going green.
June 4, 2009, 8am PDT
Car industry analysts try to assess the future of the market - will Zipcar and public transit change car ownership forever?
The New York Times
March 11, 2009, 12pm PDT
Since the creation of the Interstate highway system, Americans have never ridden public transportation as heavily as they did in 2008. This year, however, the upward trend will probably not continue.
The New York Times
January 29, 2009, 8am PST
Congress is expected to offer up to $16 million of stimulus money to the state of Idaho for transportation projects. But in the Treasure Valley -- home to Boise and a third of the state's population -- there aren't any projects that are ready to go.
The Idaho Statesman
October 31, 2008, 5am PDT
L.A. Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne and transportation reporter Steve Hymon look at a proposal to raise the sales tax in L.A. to fund public transit. They call it a good opportunity for the city's urbanism, but also a tough sell.
Los Angeles Times
October 24, 2008, 7am PDT
In metropolitan Kansas City, two sales tax initiatives on the ballot in efforts to raise money for the region's long-planned light rail system.
The Kansas City Star
September 9, 2008, 2pm PDT
At a recent bipartisan panel on public transportation and energy policy sponsored by the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, panelists made the Conservative case for urban density and public transit investments.
The American Prospect
September 8, 2008, 12pm PDT
A recent study shows that about 60% of all trips into the urban core of Vancouver are not by car.
The Vancouver Sun
September 2, 2008, 6am PDT
In an agreement with fellow socialist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, former London Mayor Ken Livingstone has accepted a position in Caracas to advise the city on improving its transportation and crime issues.
The Guardian
July 25, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>After over fifty years without public transportation, new support for transit from Detroit leaders.</p>
National Public Radio
July 16, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>The provincial government of Montréal challenged transit authorities to increase capacity in time for school. One authority says,'It's been 10 years we've been telling them to put new money into buses and métros...what can they do in two months?'</p>
The Montreal Gazette
July 2, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>With crippling traffic congestion, the Tanzanian city of Dar es Salaam has pooled $158 million to improve its public transportation system -- adding new service, stations, and walkways.</p>
The East African
June 22, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>This segment from <em>NPR</em> features a discussion with Houston Mayor Bill White about the city's increasing congestion, the limits of zoning, and the population's reaction to rising gas prices.</p>
June 20, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>A five-line extension of Houston's light rail system was just approved by the city council.</p>
The Houston Chronicle
June 19, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Today is "Dump the Pump" Day, an annual event created by the American Public Transportation Association to bring awareness to the benefits of public transit. Transit agencies across the country are offering free rides, including many in Florida.</p>
June 17, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Transit use is surging, but operators are facing the same fuel crunch as consumers and public monies for new investments aren't up to addressing the new demand.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor