Public Transit

Part street furniture, part advertisement for public transit, part public art—the designers of a new bus stop installation in Baltimore call it "an obvious bus stop."
Aug 11, 2014   Slate
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 Michael Lewyn
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 Todd Litman
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
With the debut of the latest map of the Moscow Metro, TheCityFix's Jonna McKone takes a look at mass transit maps from across the globe and chats with mapmaker Cameron Booth.
Oct 26, 2010   TheCityFix
Is there a difference between the two most common fare structures in public transit?
Oct 23, 2010   TheCityFix