Public Transit

A study examines the impact of a worldwide shift away from automobile infrastructure and finds a staggering amount of potential benefits by the year 2050.
4 days ago   UC Davis
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 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