Transit ridership has dipped in 2009, according to a new report from the American Public Transportation Association. The recession and high unemployment rates are being blamed.
Dec 21, 2009 USA Today
In the third of a 5-part "Rethinking Green" series, the National Post casts doubt on public transit's ability to reduce global warming while praising driving; applying similar scrutiny to recycling and aquaculture in the first and second installments
Dec 14, 2009 National Post via The Vancouver Sun
Los Angeles County's transit agency has increased its marketing efforts in recent years. This piece from <em>The City Fix</em> suggests the push has been an effective tool and that other transit agencies should take note.
Dec 11, 2009 The City Fix
With 100 percent subsidies, transit agencies could drop the pretense of being businesses and serve many more people -- or so proponents say. Agencies aren't so sure.
Nov 24, 2009 InTransition Magazine
The recession has made many commuters more transit-dependent while shrinking the public coffers that may for the bulk of transit service. Without further subsidies, agencies face tough choices because of this "incredible paradox."
Nov 18, 2009 InTransition Magazine
A few days ago, I was trying to take a streetcar in Toronto- and the
streetcar was just as congested as any suburban arterial. The
lines in front of streetcars were so long that I couldn't get into the
first streetcar. Or the second. Or the third. Opinion
Oct 19, 2009 By
Arlington, Texas, is home to the Dallas Cowboys' football stadium. But as the largest American city with no public bus or rail lines, getting to the stadium is no easy task.
Sep 19, 2009 The Dallas Morning News
Scheduled for completion in 2036, a 12.5 mile extension of Los Angeles' subway is progressing too slowly for some officials. That includes the city's mayor, who is hoping to pick up the pace.
Aug 23, 2009 Los Angeles Times
Despite strong opposition from taxi driver associations, a new bus rapid transit system is set to open later this month in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Aug 23, 2009 AllAfrica