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)
In Cincinnati, voters have defeated an attempt to block the city's new streetcar, which now will move forward and could be operational as early as 2013. The new streetcar will link downtown and the uptown district around the University.
Nov 11, 2011   Sustainable Cities Collective
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has mandated that city employees on the clock be required to ride Chicago Transit trains and buses, with a few exceptions, in order to get reimbursed. BJ Lutz reports.
Oct 15, 2011   NBC Chicago
The Obama Administration has decided to provide federal funding for a variety streetcar projects. Over the past few months, cities including San Antonio have proposed routes that will run through densely populated areas.
Oct 11, 2011   the transport politic
The Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) released its 2011 Urban Mobility Report, which shows how many additional hours in traffic each commuter would be subject to if public transportation were discontinued.
Oct 7, 2011   Urbanophile
Transit officials in San Francisco are considering a plan to allow transit riders to board through all doors of buses in an attempt to cut delays.
Sep 1, 2011   San Francisco Chronicle
Public transit is expensive, and most transit agencies don't make money. But Hong Kong's MTR is different.
Aug 10, 2011   Citiwire
Author Russell Shorto claims that "the willingness of Europeans to follow top-down social planning" makes public transit and bicycling more feasible in European cities than they are in the States where people don't always agree with technocrats.
Aug 8, 2011   The New York Times
Transportation is increasingly a major civil rights issue, according to The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, which argues that federal funding disproportionally serves car drivers.
Jul 29, 2011   Wired
In Washington state, King County Council will vote on a measure to adopt a new algorithm for transit service policy.
Jun 20, 2011   Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Data on taxi pick-up and drop-off points can be a useful tool to better understand urban mobility, and how taxis can function as an aspect of public transportation, according to this post.
Jun 11, 2011   Urbanophile