Public Transit

A trend piece by CNN examines Americans' increasing embrace of transit. Although the subject matter is familiar to Planetizen readers, the article also reveals insights into mainstream perceptions of the contemporary mobility discussion.
Dec 18, 2014   CNN
In the last ten years, more than two thirds of poverty growth has happened in suburban areas of American cities. According to Brookings', social services such as transit have failed to keep up in the face of decreasing tax revenue.
Oct 16, 2010   The Next American City
  Why didn't the chicken cross the road? Because pedestrian Level-Of-Service was below "C". Opinion
Sep 22, 2010   By Todd Litman
A couple of years ago, I was listening to a friend explain why she left Rochester for Jacksonville. "I was tired of digging my car out of the snow." It occurred to me that the nexus between driving and winter weather may at least partially explain the decline of America's northern Rust Belt. Opinion
Sep 3, 2010   By Michael Lewyn
The graph below shows the most recent USDOT vehicle-travel data covering the last 25 years. Although vehicle-miles of travel (VMT) grew steadily during most of the Twentieth Century, in recent years the growth rate stopped and even declined a little. It is now about 10% below where it would have been had past trends continued. Opinion
Aug 22, 2010   By Todd Litman
Study indicates that public transit improvements and more transit oriented development can provide large but often overlooked health benefits.
Aug 15, 2010   APTA
Safe, reliable, affordable and sustainable public transport options could be integral in addressing inequality in Latin America.
Jul 30, 2010   TheCityFix
Dan Weikel of the L.A. Times suggests that the focus on rail transit at the expense of buses has pushed general transit ridership down in general.
Jul 24, 2010   L.A. Times
A recent study shows that traffic fatality rates are lower for children in areas where public transit is widely used.
Jul 2, 2010   TheCityFix DC
All summer long the newly installed BRT in Bangkok will offer free rides to passengers as the kinks are worked out of the system.
Jul 1, 2010   TheCityFix
Joel Epstein at the Jewish Journal argues that Jews should support mass transit measures, and the 30/10 plan in particular. "Without 30/10, I fear my kids may be sitting shiva for me before I ride the Subway to the Sea," he writes.
Jun 24, 2010   Jewish Journal