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Blog post
6 days ago
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.
GOVTECH.COM
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.
Politico
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.
Curbed
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.
CityLab
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.
Atlanta
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.
Slate
October 23, 2019, 2pm PDT
A new book argues that buses are an integral part of successful mobility networks and that better bus systems improve cities in ways benefiting all residents.
CityLab
October 10, 2019, 9am PDT
The city's monorail has operated separately from other systems in the region, but now riders can pay fares using the ORCA cards that work for other transit systems in the region.
The Urbanist
October 7, 2019, 2pm PDT
Findings from a new study about the mobility needs and concerns of women in Los Angeles will inform future initiatives and planning.
Streetsblog LA
September 6, 2019, 9am PDT
Capital investments could get more expensive, if Congress forces transit systems to buy American.
Eno Center for Transportation
August 26, 2019, 8am PDT
The Virginia Breeze intercity bus service has vastly exceeded original ridership estimates since its launch in late 2017. Two more lines are slated to launch in the spring or summer of next year.
Greater Greater Washington
July 29, 2019, 12pm PDT
The New York City MTA has changed the story, twice, about its plans for little used WiFi service on the city buses.
The City