Public Transit

April 24, 2012, 1pm PDT
In an opinion piece for the Los Angeles Times, parking guru Donald Shoup sees the proposed construction of a new football stadium in downtown LA as an opportunity to boost mass transit ridership in the city.
Los Angeles Times
April 17, 2012, 12pm PDT
A recent opinion piece in <em>The Wall Street Journal</em> on the reasons why "Americans don't want to live in Ray LaHood's car-free utopia" is garnering a lot of attention in the planning and transportation worlds.
The Wall Street Journal
March 12, 2012, 11am PDT
A new study released today by the American Public Transportation Association shows that public transportation ridership across the United States increased by 2.31% in 2011 over the previous year, rising to the second highest level since 1957.
USA Today
February 9, 2012, 1pm PST
When civic leaders from around the world gathered for Vancouver's 2012 Cities Summit last week, urban transport was on everyone's lips, and information sharing was seen as the key to unlocking future successes.
Vancouver Observer
January 5, 2012, 8am PST
A recently implemented 10-cent fare increase is just one sign of Mayor Rob Ford's attacks on public transit in Toronto, according to this editorial from the <em>Toronto Star</em>.
The Toronto Star
November 11, 2011, 9am PST
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.
Sustainable Cities Collective
October 15, 2011, 7am PDT
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.
NBC Chicago
October 11, 2011, 12pm PDT
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.
the transport politic
October 7, 2011, 7am PDT
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.
Urbanophile
September 1, 2011, 6am PDT
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.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 10, 2011, 9am PDT
Public transit is expensive, and most transit agencies don't make money. But Hong Kong's MTR is different.
Citiwire
August 8, 2011, 5am PDT
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.
The New York Times
July 29, 2011, 10am PDT
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.
Wired
June 20, 2011, 6am PDT
In Washington state, King County Council will vote on a measure to adopt a new algorithm for transit service policy.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
June 11, 2011, 11am PDT
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.
Urbanophile
June 9, 2011, 11am PDT
Millions of federal dollars could be lost if transportation officials in metropolitan Detroit can't figure out a way to combine a variety of transit services into one regional authority.
The Detroit Free Press
June 1, 2011, 9am PDT
Los Angeles' public transit authority has joined those of other major U.S. cities in providing a real-time tool for checking to see how soon buses will arrive at specific stops.
Los Angeles Times
May 31, 2011, 12pm PDT
Transportation for America (TfA), a campaign to strengthen the nation’s transportation network, released an update to its “Dangerous by Design” report, an analysis of pedestrian safety in the design and use of American streets.
TheCityFix.com
May 28, 2011, 7am PDT
A new study says that Los Angeles, Cleveland, Las Vegas, Eugene and Pittsburgh are leading the surge with the best bus rapid transit (BRT) systems in the nation.
The Institute of Transportation and Development Policy
May 16, 2011, 12pm PDT
Google announces the addition of D.C.'s Metro and bus routes to their online and mobile maps, including connections to other commuter transit systems.
TheCityFix.com