Public Transit

Will a large city do what its county voters refused to do—fund the county bus system, though largely within city limits? Seattle voters will be put to the test in November when asked to pay an annual $60 vehicle fee and 0.1% sales tax.
3 days ago   The Seattle Times
<em>Slate</em> is soliciting ideas from its readers to improve the nation's transportation system.
Jun 21, 2010   Slate
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's plan to cram 30 years of transit projects into one decade is gathering steam in Washington -- and other cities are watching closely.
Jun 15, 2010   Next American City
Opinion
Jun 14, 2010   By Todd Litman
At first considered a long-shot, the idea being pushed by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to fast-track 30 years worth of transit projects into 10 is gaining support at the highest levels.
Jun 10, 2010   Los Angeles Times
This post from <em>The City Fix</em> looks at some of the new public transit systems that have been built in South Africa ahead of this year's World Cup.
Jun 4, 2010   The City Fix
<em>National Journal</em> asks its panel of transportation experts whether mass transit agencies really deserve $2 billion in emergency operating aid.
Jun 3, 2010   National Journal
Officials in Beijing are planning to build 21 more rail and subways lines by the year 2020.
Jun 1, 2010   Global Times
As part of his series about walking across Los Angeles, writer Ryan Bradley delves into the complicated and controversial relationship between race and transit in the city.
May 31, 2010   Good
You really need to almost get hit by a car to feel like a true Johannesburg pedestrian. That's the way it goes here. A huge, sprawling greater metropolitan area of about 10 million people covering more than 600 square miles, the city is built for the car. And if you're not in one, good luck. Opinion
May 31, 2010   By Nate Berg
A section of downtown Seattle has for decades been a fare-free public transit zone. Those days could be coming to an end.
May 22, 2010   The Seattle Post-Intelligencer