Mass Transit

Columbus, Ohio is expected to grow to 500,000 residents by 2050, but all recent efforts to raise the funds for a large investment in transit have stalled. The new City Council president wants to try again.
Feb 1, 2016   Columbus Business First
A transit rider and writer has a simple and succinct request for transit planners in Minneapolis: straighten out your transit routes.
Feb 1, 2016   Streets.MN
The build out of mass transit and bicycle infrastructure hasn’t been the cure-all for shifting commuters from single-person autos to alternate modes of transit, as many had hoped. Maybe it's time we start looking at how to disincentivize driving.
Jan 19, 2016   The New Republic
While most big city transit systems have moved on to electronic passes or paper tickets, Philadelphia's riders are left to deal with tokens and transfer slips until SEPTA's plans for a system upgrade come to fruition.
Jan 11, 2016   The Philadelphia Inquirer
Compared to other countries, building mass transit in the United States has proven significantly more expensive. But why? And how do we fix this?
Jan 10, 2016   Greater Greater Washington
After a stumbling start getting off the ground, proponents of Atlanta's new streetcar see hope in its future while others question further investment.
Jan 10, 2016   New York Times
With better predictions, an app may help alleviate the urban annoyance of waiting for the bus that was supposed to arrive 10 minutes ago.
Dec 14, 2015   Medium
An app is helping to bring transit riders from their home to the nearest park-and-ride in King County, Washington.
Dec 7, 2015   Crosscut
After first launching its program in the Spring, law enforcement and Metro are reminding riders to report instances of sexual harassment on trains and buses
Oct 26, 2015   The Source (Metro's blog)
Local officials, planners, and other civic leaders have joined together to look at how the city can bring neighborhoods split by freeways back together again.
Oct 13, 2015   The Dallas Morning News
The 82 municipalities that make up Greater Montreal are finally working together to forge a more sustainable, economically robust future.
Oct 12, 2015   Citiscope