Access to Public Transit

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Zoning for Transit Accessibility

Using zoning codes to improve accessibility to public transit facilities is a new, but well overdue, idea.

October 21, 2021 - Intelligent Transport

Wheelchair Ramp

Cars, Transit, and the Disabled

Contrary to popular myth, the disabled drive less than other Americans.

January 26, 2021 - Michael Lewyn

Automated Bus

Keeping Senior Drivers Safe Requires Better Public Transit

Using alternate transportation and driving less can help older drivers keep themselves and others safe. But with many living on fixed incomes in car-dependent communities, how realistic is the NHTSA’s recommendation for a "transportation plan"?

December 14, 2020 - StreetsblogUSA

Chicago, Illinois

Advocates Urge Mayor Lightfoot to Keep Transit Running in the Event of Post-Election Unrest

Nine organizations signed a petition to prioritize access to transit during potential post-election protests.

October 22, 2020 - WTTW

Green Line, Los Angeles

For the Coronavirus Pandemic, Public Transit Is the Move

Now is the time to invest in public transit as the correct coronavirus pandemic transportation solution.

July 30, 2020 - The World Bank

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Three Key Calls to Action to Improve Racial Equity in Transit Policy

Important changes are necessary to promote racial equity in transit policy, governance, and agency recruitment, according to Darnell Grisby, director of policy development at the American Public Transit Association.

July 23, 2020 - Bloomberg CityLab

Public Transit

Edmonton Could Suspend Transit Service for the Summer

As the city of Edmonton waits to hear about funding prospects, Mayor Don Iveson deliberates parking buses over the summer to make up for revenue loss.

May 24, 2020 - CBC

Suburban traffic

Easy Ways to Boost Suburban Transit

New research outlines how to make public transportation a better option for suburban commuters.

May 13, 2019 - Streetsblog USA

Disable Access

Getting Around New York in a Wheelchair (Still) a Struggle

A transit rider offers a powerful perspective on what it's like to use a wheelchair in New York City.

December 12, 2018 - New York Times

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Report: Dallas Public Transit Fails Equity and Access

Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington have produced a scathing report on the inadequacies of public transit in Dallas.

October 24, 2017 - D Magazine


Next Steps in Lyft's 'Evolution': Public Partnerships, Fixed Routes, Autonomous Fleets

Lyft's Emily Castor Warren situates the company's newest initiatives within the "rapid pace of innovation" occurring in transportation.

October 1, 2017 - The Planning Report

Bus Rapid Transit

Public Engagement Helping Pittsburgh-Area Bus Rapid Transit Proposal Take Shape

The Port Authority of Allegheny County is moving forward on a proposed bus rapid transit (BRT) system that connects Downtown Pittsburgh with Uptown, Oakland, and Wilkinsburg, with branches to Squirrel Hill and Highland Park.

June 28, 2017 - The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


A Message to Suburban Counties: Invest in Transit or Get Left Behind

An op-ed directs a pointed pro-transit message to Gwinnett County near Atlanta.

September 21, 2016 - SaportaReport


Tips for Transit in the Age of Uber

Hate it or love it, Uber has changed the transportation game across this country. To boost ridership and change its public image, transit should consider taking some cues from the rideshare giant.

June 22, 2016 - Market Urbanism

Office Park

Report: Office Parks Increasingly Obsolete

According to a report prepared by commercial real estate firm Newmark, Grubb, Knight and Frank (NGKF), the office park model has lost the competitive edge. That is, unless it provides access to transit and urban amenities as well as parking.

January 2, 2016 - Streetsblog USA

Boston transit station

A Citizen's Wish List for Boston Transportation

As part of the city's long-term Go Boston 2030 plan, residents were consulted about what improvements they would like to see. Answers included an end to fatal crashes and better-integrated, more frequent transit.

October 23, 2015 - Boston Globe

San Fernando Valley Pushes Metro to Address Transit Needs

Built for industry and known for sprawl, the Valley has long preserved its suburban geography. Now that its population is close to 40 percent of the city of Los Angeles, area leaders are speaking up for mass transit.

September 20, 2015 - The Planning Report

Bus Stop

Is it Time to Rebrand 'Transportation Demand Management'?

As people re-evaluate their transportation decisions, the argument to support transportation demand management might not be what policy makers expected.

August 17, 2015 - Mobility Lab


Strategies for Maximizing Transit Ridership

Jarrett Walker outlines the conditions under which transit serves the greatest number of travelers. Maximizing ridership, he argues, requires thinking like a business and catering to demand.

August 7, 2015 - Human Transit

Houston Traffic

Houston Rethinks Mass Transit

For decades, Houston has experienced car-oriented development, giving little attention to other forms of transportation. In recent years, however, rapid population growth and increase in traffic congestion has the city revisiting alternate options

June 23, 2015 - Doggerel

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