Public Transit

July 24, 2010, 9am PDT
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.
L.A. Times
July 2, 2010, 5am PDT
A recent study shows that traffic fatality rates are lower for children in areas where public transit is widely used.
TheCityFix DC
July 1, 2010, 9am PDT
All summer long the newly installed BRT in Bangkok will offer free rides to passengers as the kinks are worked out of the system.
TheCityFix
June 24, 2010, 12pm PDT
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.
Jewish Journal
June 21, 2010, 5am PDT
<em>Slate</em> is soliciting ideas from its readers to improve the nation's transportation system.
Slate
June 15, 2010, 11am PDT
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.
Next American City
Blog post
June 14, 2010, 9am PDT

Time is a limited and valuable resource. As much as possible, people should spend the precious hours of their lives in the most satisfying and productive possible ways. This has important implications for transportation planning, since most people spend a significant amount of time in transport, and travel time savings are often the greatest projected benefits of transport projects such as roadway and transit service improvements.

Todd Litman
June 10, 2010, 10am PDT
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.
Los Angeles Times
June 4, 2010, 7am PDT
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.
The City Fix
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
June 1, 2010, 10am PDT
Officials in Beijing are planning to build 21 more rail and subways lines by the year 2020.
Global Times
May 31, 2010, 9am PDT
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.
Good
Blog post
May 31, 2010, 6am PDT

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.

Nate Berg
May 22, 2010, 7am PDT
A section of downtown Seattle has for decades been a fare-free public transit zone. Those days could be coming to an end.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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 13, 2010, 7am PDT
As urban growth continues, the role of public transit systems will escalate. Though some cities already have the infrastructure in place to adapt to this expected growth, many cities are starting to worry about what they'll do when the people come.
Wired
April 11, 2010, 9am PDT
Low-cost, high capacity urban gondolas and cable cars are being successfully used as public transit and tools of urban revitalization in Colombia, Algeria and other parts of the developing world.
www.TheCityFix.com
March 29, 2010, 12pm PDT
Federal officials are looking at an unlikely city as a model for urban public transit: Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times
March 17, 2010, 1pm PDT
In a recent piece in Wired, Clive Thompson suggests that the solution to the problem of texting while driving is not to stop texting, but to stop driving. The popularity of texting is a good reason to support public transit.
Wired Magazine
March 12, 2010, 6am PST
This post on <em>The Infrastructurist</em> looks at the most expensive public transit projects of the last ten years in the United States.
The Infrastructurist