Public Transit

March 17, 2016, 8am PDT
Thanks to technology-enabled ride-hailing services, more households have the ability to go car-lite now than in preceding generations, according to a new study prepared for the American Public Transportation Association.
Time
March 14, 2016, 12pm PDT
A recent report details how residents of rural areas in Minnesota use transit.
MinnPost
March 12, 2016, 1pm PST
Kutsuplus—an attempt to "reinvent carpooling for the algorithm age"—has failed in Helsinki. What can new systems, still operating in the United States, learn from its example?
Citiscope
March 11, 2016, 12pm PST
An opinion piece says its time for transit agencies to start treating riders like valued customers.
Voice of San Diego
March 1, 2016, 7am PST
How will millennial homebuyers change suburbia, or will they? Realtors observe that millennials relocating from the city look for parts of their urban lifestyle, e.g., walkable neighborhoods, yet they also have traditional suburban tastes.
Marketplace
February 24, 2016, 2pm PST
Public hearings have begun for a proposal that would implement a flat fare system on the Port Authority of Allegheny County transit system.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 9, 2016, 9am PST
While bikeshare is popular with planners and local officials all over the country, in some cities it still hasn't proven popular with people. One author has some thoughts on how bikeshare can begin to attract larger numbers.
The Urban Edge
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