Public Transit

June 8, 2016, 12pm PDT
The proposed East-West Bus Rapid Transit project has already built the political support that doomed a previous attempt at light rail along the corridor.
Urban Milwaukee
June 6, 2016, 12pm PDT
An editorial for Strong Towns voices an idea perhaps thought, but rarely spoken: taking public transit can help you become a better person.
Strong Towns
June 5, 2016, 9am PDT
Construction is set to begin on a $28 million, 15.7-mile bus rapid transit route in the city of Fresno.
The Fresno Bee
June 4, 2016, 11am PDT
With late-night weekend service on hold as the Metrorail service commences its SafeTrack maintenance program, will partiers stay home or simply find new ways to get around?
WAMU
June 3, 2016, 10am PDT
The shortcomings of American bus systems are not lost on transportation planners. The adage of "getting what you pay for" appears to be mostly true.
The Idaho Statesman
June 1, 2016, 9am PDT
Expanding on the complete streets policies that have come before it, the new Minneapolis complete streets policy prioritizes users: first pedestrians, then bikes, then transit, and, finally, cars.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
May 31, 2016, 5am PDT
The latest from China: a concept for street-straddling buses that cars could pass underneath. The giant vehicles could improve worsening traffic and already-dire pollution levels, taking the place of many conventional buses.
CityLab
May 29, 2016, 11am PDT
Some users accrue more data than others.
New York Post
May 21, 2016, 7am PDT
Two alternatives for repairs on the New York subway's L Train line will have severe consequences for 225,000 riders who cross the East River daily.
New York Daily News
May 6, 2016, 8am PDT
The idea that proximity to transit equals higher land values doesn't tell the full story. According to this study, a variety of other factors must be in place to achieve the desired effect.
CityLab
May 5, 2016, 7am PDT
According to a new report from the Center for American Progress, technology network companies like Uber and Lyft offer a unique opportunity for low-income users to connect with transit routes and on to greater economic opportunities.
Center for American Progress
May 3, 2016, 5am PDT
Transportation planner Dan Malouff shares eight insights into what makes the Paris Metro one of the world's great subways.
Greater Greater Washington
April 30, 2016, 11am PDT
City Observatory digs into the history of a Chicago suburb to answer the question: "Why don't people who say they'd like to take transit actually do it?"
City Observatory
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 26, 2016, 1pm PDT
Regular bus riders know how integral an accurate real-time bus arrival system can be to the experience of bus transit. D.C. Metro just made a switch in technology, and Greater Greater Washington evaluated the results (so far).
Greater Greater Washington
April 17, 2016, 1pm PDT
With BART showing its age and struggling to meet growing demand, water-borne vehicles a potential panacea for transit in the San Francisco Bay Area?
KQED
April 14, 2016, 8am PDT
An article for Next City reveals the transportation policy platforms of Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders, asking the question of whether any of them will shift new support to public transit.
Next City
Blog post
April 12, 2016, 1pm PDT
Recent data showing declining transit ridership is only the latest news to cast doubt on expectations of a public transit renaissance.
Steven Polzin
April 8, 2016, 2pm PDT
New research from the Pew Research Center provides insight into the people relying on public transit.
Pew Research Center
April 7, 2016, 9am PDT
The other day, a new Shinkansen bullet line was added in Japan, the first to operate high-speed rail in 1964. The U.S. has yet to build is first line. More troubling is the decay we've seen in the relatively new metro lines, like D.C. Metro and BART.
The Conversation