The conventional progressive wisdom is that the Trump Administration will be bad for cities and for transit users. But in recent decades, a unified Republican government has been better for public transit than a divided government.
An efficient and equitable transport system must be diverse to serve diverse travel demands. Planners need better tools to quantify and communicate the benefits of walking, cycling and public transit to sometimes skeptical decision makers.
<p>Amtrak is experiencing growing ridership despite a dismal track record for service. A new measure being considered in the U.S. Senate could finally help bring the nation's passenger rail service into the 21st century.</p>