Mass Transit

July 1, 2010, 8am PDT
Yonah Freemark explains how Barcelona has managed to get a better deal for its new metro extension than those in New York and Los Angeles.
the transport politic
June 26, 2010, 11am PDT
In the face of an $800 million budget gap, the MTA just blinked, closing the W and V lines on Friday night. More than 30 bus routes are also scheduled to close in an effort to save $93 million.
Associated Press
June 3, 2010, 8am PDT
<em>National Journal</em> asks its panel of transportation experts whether mass transit agencies really deserve $2 billion in emergency operating aid.
National Journal
April 16, 2010, 7am PDT
Last Thursday, Las Vegas broke ground on the ACE Green Line, a new BRT corridor that will connect downtown Las Vegas and Henderson.
TheCityFix.com
April 6, 2010, 7am PDT
Thanks in part to federal grants, wheelchair-accessible taxi service is available in most major American cities - San Francisco, L.A., Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., but not in Philadelphia, where the issue is stalled in the statehouse.
Philadelphia Daily News
Blog post
November 5, 2009, 10am PST
Over the next few months, Congress will continue to debate health insurance reform, and in particular, whether to create a "public option"- a government-financed insurance company which would compete with private
health insurers.  Opponents of the public option fear that the government package might drive private insurers out of business.  Are such concerns legitimate? American transportation history may give ammunition to both supporters and opponents of the public option. 
Michael Lewyn
June 11, 2009, 12pm PDT
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council will unveil a new plan for growth and preservation in Greater Boston, which calls for a new pattern of development based on "Smart Growth".
The Boston Globe
June 10, 2009, 10am PDT
The second passenger rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River will link New Jersey with New York and will also double the capacity on the nation's busiest rail corridor.
CNN
June 8, 2009, 8am PDT
The Metro's Rail Management Committee of East Valley is considering trading the naming rights of light rail stations for revenue.
East Valley Tribune
June 5, 2009, 7am PDT
The solution to transportation problems in New York lies not just with the city and the state, but also with the federal government.
DMI BLOG
May 29, 2009, 5am PDT
Mayor Karl Dean of Nashville, TN spoke yesterday about his belief that the area needs a regional transit system, and now. Said Dean, "We need to be bold, not afraid and push forward fast."
The Tennessean
May 13, 2009, 2pm PDT
An article in the New York Times this week profiled Vauban, Germany, a town without cars. NYTime's Room for Debate Blog asked planners and developers to envision a car-free town in America.
The New York Times
Feature
March 16, 2009, 5am PDT
Peter Gertler
March 5, 2009, 7am PST
This article provides a general breakdown of how state governments plan to use the first installment of transportation spending money from the stimulus. The leeway states have in how to spend has sparked debates among legislators.
The New York Times
February 9, 2009, 12pm PST
No drastic changes will occur in American suburbs over the next quarter century, Columbia University professor contends.
Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy--Rutgers
January 28, 2009, 5am PST
Many commuters still find buses, trains, and subways to be more cost-effective than driving. However, mass transit funds are drying up, and increased fees and decreased service may deter riders from sticking to mass transit.
Los Angeles Times
January 7, 2009, 5am PST
A panel of experts weighs in. Is rebuilding rail transit the way of the future, or just reviving a system that should stay extinct?
The Hawaii Reporter
January 6, 2009, 11am PST
Officials in Sydney, Australia, are creating a blueprint for the city that envisions a broad mass transit system, increased density in the inner city and the suburbs and a much higher skyline.
The Sydney Morning Herald
December 17, 2008, 2pm PST
The Bus Rapid Transit System has failed to meet the demands of New Delhi's riders and pedestrians. A better strategy, according to one report, is to improve its mass transit instead.
The Indian Express
December 14, 2008, 11am PST
A local leader in the suburban Maryland/Washington DC area proposes aggressive use of "rapid buses" in dedicated lanes to accommodate growth, like other jurisdictions in the U.S.
Washington Post