Public Transit

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
May 13, 2011, 1pm PDT
The Brookings Institution recently analyzed the top 100 metropolitan areas in the U.S. to see how easy it is to use transit. <em>Time</em> presents the best and worst from the list, which includes some surprises.
Time
April 14, 2011, 7am PDT
Even office parks in the exurbs can have high rates of transit use, according to success seen at an office park in San Ramon, California.
The Atlantic
April 11, 2011, 5am PDT
As reporter Robert J. Hawkins notes, "It's like 2008 all over again." Back then, skyrocketing gas prices sent people fleeing to use public transit. Today, the pattern remains the same, at least in San Diego.
San Diego Union-Tribune
March 26, 2011, 1pm PDT
A new report is cause for concern in Canada. It shows that poor public transit and bad traffic are damaging the economic engine of cities like Toronto.
The Globe and Mail
February 15, 2011, 8am PST
One way to help build an expensive new extension of L.A's subway system is to accept corporate sponsorships, argues Joel Epstein in this op-ed.
Los Angeles Business Journal