Public Transit

January 1, 2016, 1pm PST
A look ahead at what is shaping up to be a very eventful year in the world of transportation.
CityLab
December 30, 2015, 9am PST
It was a big year for transit in Houston: two new light rail lines launched operation and the regional bus system got a makeover on the high frequency grid model. Ridership is also up.
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County
December 27, 2015, 1pm PST
A streak of landmark years for public transit in Sun Belt cities from the West Coast to the Florida Panhandle will continue in 2016.
The Urban Edge
December 26, 2015, 5am PST
A complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation alleges that Maryland Gov. Hogan's decision to cancel the long-planned Red Line rail project violates the Civil Rights Act.
The Washington Post- Wonkblog
December 11, 2015, 1pm PST
Bike share changes the way people use transit, depending on the time and the place.
Streetsblog USA
December 8, 2015, 1pm PST
The Neighborhood Centers non-profit operates a bus named for the Who song "Magic Bus" to fill the fundamental needs of low income residents of Houston: access to jobs, healthcare, markets, and home.
Houston Chronicle
December 7, 2015, 10am PST
At critical points, Dallas' streetcar system runs without overhead cables. Two batteries underneath the car store enough power to propel the train across a mile-long bridge.
Houston Public Media
December 5, 2015, 1pm PST
Mexico City is considering a novel transit idea: two-person gondolas gliding along an aerial track. The costs of such a system may be far lower than extending the subway system.
Quartz
December 4, 2015, 5am PST
A new study based on an analysis of the residents of Turin, Italy, a city of over 900,000, reveals that walkable access to public transit and urban services benefits mental health, particularly for women and seniors.
CityLab
November 19, 2015, 10am PST
Six years ago, the 620-square-mile city had not one bike lane and forty McDonald's franchises.
Huffington Post
November 7, 2015, 11am PST
The Warner Center 2035 Plan was designed to bring growth to Los Angeles’s San Fernando Valley. If the opening of a $350-million Westfield Village in September is any indication, it’s succeeding.
The Planning Report
November 2, 2015, 12pm PST
Residents of metropolitan Atlanta showed signs of a strengthening economy, a fast growing region, and, perhaps surprisingly, strong support for public transit.
Atlanta Business Chronicle
October 30, 2015, 12pm PDT
A city infamous for a broken and largely informal system of public transit is implementing a massive overhaul of its bus system. High capacity bus rapid transit will run at the center of the new system.
Los Angeles Times
October 29, 2015, 8am PDT
Transit advocates have little good to say about the recently-passed Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act. While it doesn't cut transit funding, it does nothing to expedite transit-based solutions.
Streetsblog Network
October 23, 2015, 6am PDT
As part of the city's long-term Go Boston 2030 plan, residents were consulted about what improvements they would like to see. Answers included an end to fatal crashes and better-integrated, more frequent transit.
Boston Globe
October 13, 2015, 9am PDT
Recognizing that providing transit passes to students costs about the same as operating a system of buses in-house, some schools are giving students access to public transit.
MinnPost
October 7, 2015, 8am PDT
Late last month, the final phase of Seattle's Prop. 1 went into effect, bringing across-the-board improvements to bus and train frequency.
Seattle Transit Blog
October 4, 2015, 11am PDT
Washington, D.C.'s DOT has adopted TransitIQ, a straightforward tracking technology, to help dispatchers keep buses on schedule.
Mobility Lab
September 30, 2015, 5am PDT
A study by the Transportation Research Board calculates "land use effect" and "ridership effect" to show how much land is saved when cities include public transit.
Streetsblog USA
September 29, 2015, 2pm PDT
Thinking about congestion as an economic problem generates new solutions for the problem as well as a response to accusations of social engineering.
Urban Kchoze