Bus rapid transit is growing in popularity throughout the world, though implementation is lacking in the U.S.
Feb 4, 2011 THE DIRT
It was nearly 50 years ago, when streetcars were seen on the roadways of downtown Washington, DC. Dan Tangherlini, the former transportation director for the District discusses why streetcars matter in the United States capital.
Jan 16, 2011 The City Fix
Metro stations, train stations and streetcar systems have distinct ways of showing how to get from one area to another. TheCityFix's Jonna McKone looks at mass transit systems from Mexico City to Paris and the visual representations used in each one.
Jan 11, 2011 TheCityFix
Prevailing wisdom is that transit mode and frequency of service is dependent on residential density, which leaves low density, outer suburbs in a lurch, instilling an auto-dependent lifestyle. Not so, says Australian researcher and author Paul Mees.
Jan 5, 2011 The Age: Victoria
As Congress begins to draft transportation legislation next year, fiscal scarcity
may induce a fight between transit and highway advocates over federal funding,
rather than the cooperation of the last few years. And if highway advocates seek to tear down federal support Opinion
Dec 14, 2010 By
Randal O'Toole argues that transit will never be energy efficient because ridership is never high enough to warrant the energy expelled.
Nov 29, 2010 The Antiplanner
Virtually every modern economy is mixed: governments produce some goods and services and private companies produce others. Opinion
Nov 15, 2010 By
Business interests on a downtown commercial street complain a transit mall is making the area less attractive for retail.
Nov 5, 2010 Streetsblog
Fear of crime and uncertainty about safety keep many people from using public transit, according to a new study. But how should transit agencies react?
Nov 1, 2010 Next American City
Walder’s arrival from London, where he transformed a flagging bus and subway system, brought high hopes for New York’s transit system, says Michael Grynbaum. But is he meeting the expectations of riders and officials?
Oct 26, 2010 The New York Times