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While autonomous vehicles still face regulatory and technical challenges, investment in basic transportation infrastructure like buses and bike lanes can go a long way toward improving safety and taking cars off the road.
The New Republic
April 6, 2021, 8am PDT
The proposed changes to plans for a bus rapid transit route on Colorado Boulevard are an attempt to compromise between competing community concerns.
Urbanize Los Angeles
March 24, 2021, 12pm PDT
Despite a preference among policymakers for high-tech transit solutions, the humble bus, with the right infrastructure and funding, has the potential to be the heart of a comprehensive, reliable, and cost-effective transit system.
New York Times
March 1, 2021, 6am PST
The plan, which looks more than two decades into the future, seeks to modernize the city's transit system, address inequities, and improve regional connectivity.
February 26, 2021, 6am PST
A new proposal would improve wait times for area buses and bring more households within walking distance to transit stops.
February 17, 2021, 6am PST
The state's plan to dismantle and reorganize its busiest bus plaza faces allegations of civil rights violations.
Streetsblog Mass
Blog post
January 11, 2021, 8am PST
Why is it hard for transit agencies to enforce pro-mask rules?
Michael Lewyn
December 31, 2020, 5am PST
With a $17 billion federal investment, every city's public transit could look like Chicago's.
December 21, 2020, 6am PST
As cities streamline approval processes for bus-only lanes during the pandemic, transit experts hope the projects will lead to lasting change.
Streetsblog Chicago
August 26, 2020, 6am PDT
Deep cleaning of the New York City subway and bus system is part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s coronavirus response. But it is costly and time consuming, and the public health benefits are not entirely clear.
April 8, 2020, 11am PDT
Even before the effects fo the coronavirus pandemic drastically reduced ridership, transit riders were declining in cities across the country. The reasons for the downward trend were varied.
The New York Times
March 29, 2020, 7am PDT
State-run buses and subway trains in Baltimore have breakdown rates far higher than systems in other cities.
The Baltimore Sun
March 23, 2020, 1pm PDT
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has seen significant ridership drops due to the coronavirus. The agency is asking Congress for $4 billion to help it through the crisis.
The New York Times
March 5, 2020, 7am PST
Cities in the Boston area are looking to center-running bus lanes as a next step in developing the region’s public transit infrastructure.
The Boston Globe
February 9, 2020, 5am PST
The success of the busway project could point to a longer-term shift away from planning and design strategies that favor cars.
February 4, 2020, 7am PST
Spoiler alert: not much.
Streetsblog USA
December 29, 2019, 1pm PST
Kansas City, Missouri will be the largest U.S. city to operate a fare-free system that officials say will make transit more accessible.
December 28, 2019, 5am PST
A wheelchair user describes what it's like to travel on Atlanta streets and on the city's public transit system.
Blog post
November 14, 2019, 2pm PST
Evaluating New York City's new law designed to facilitate bus, pedestrian, and bike travel.
Michael Lewyn
November 7, 2019, 10am PST
While much attention is focused on new technologies, the potential of existing transportation modes has never been fully realized.