Public Transit

The American Public Transportation Association's Director of Policy Development and Research responds to Eric Jaffe's question: "If So Many People Support Transit, Why Do So Few Ride?"
Oct 1, 2014   American Public Transportation Association (APTA)
Grist writer Lisa Selin Davis argues that now is the time to make public transit a priority in serving outer suburbs, because the rebounding economy will inevitably lead to increased demand.
Mar 10, 2010   Grist
Houston Mayor Annise Parker is considering a big shake-up of the city's public transportation, including the option of transitioning to a fare-free system.
Feb 11, 2010   The Houston Chronicle
<em>GOOD</em> takes a look at five of the nation's biggest public transit systems and compares their ridership, average speeds, and average miles per trip.
Feb 4, 2010   Good
Opinion
Jan 13, 2010   By Samuel Staley
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