Commuters

3 days ago
Even if widening highways enough to relieve all congestion were possible, it would only benefit a very small number of commuters, according to new research.
Streetsblog USA
August 31, 2018, 11am PDT
Follow up question: Are you sure you want to know the answer to the first question?
Educated Driver
August 25, 2018, 5am PDT
The New York MTA is planning to shut down the L Train from Brooklyn to Manhattan in 2019, and renters in the area no longer find the area along the route as attractive.
Vice
August 3, 2018, 6am PDT
Witness the "theatricality of public space."
Mother Jones
July 28, 2018, 1pm PDT
More people are biking in Bogotá, and they report the highest rate of happiness with their commute, above people who drive and who take transit.
TheCityFix
June 18, 2018, 10am PDT
The Dunbarton Rail Bridge has been out of service since the 1980s. In a potentially groundbreaking development, Facebook is interested in repairing the bridge to serve multi-modal commuters.
The San Francisco Chronicle
March 13, 2018, 1pm PDT
Commitment gets tested when a dedicated urbanist, transit rider, and L.A. County planner is relocate to a suburban office. Clement Lau shares his thoughts about the good and the bad of riding an L.A. Metro bus.
UrbDeZine
December 13, 2017, 9am PST
As sky-high real estate prices force many lower-income New Yorkers to the periphery, they're paying an additional price in lengthy transit commutes. Meanwhile, real estate interests that benefit from transit investment bear few of its costs.
The New York Times
September 23, 2017, 11am PDT
Washington, D.C. already has the highest percentage of commuters in the country walking and biking to work; a new bill aims to provide even more incentives to leave the car at home.
Greater Greater Washington
September 19, 2017, 5am PDT
Finding the answers to the questions posed by the latest transportation data from the American Community Survey will determine the best use of limited resources for infrastructure investment and planning.
U.S. News & World Report
June 28, 2017, 10am PDT
Transit commuters in New York and Washington, D.C. were understandably frustrated yesterday. One wonders when enough will be enough, and what happens then?
The Wall Street Journal
June 21, 2017, 12pm PDT
To discourage users from peeing on elevators at Atlanta MARTA stations, new urine detection technology is being installed as part of rehab plans.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 18, 2017, 5am PDT
A story about how a simple proposal, made by a resident, produced results in the New Jersey borough of Paramus.
NorthJersey.com
February 20, 2017, 7am PST
A new study from the University of Surrey produced counterintuitive results about the relative pollution levels of commuters around London.
CityLab
January 31, 2017, 9am PST
The Downtown Commuter Survey saw an uptick in 'drive alones' among commuters who work in the city.
5280
Blog post
September 28, 2016, 8am PDT
Is commuting Deplorable? Can we Make Commuting Great Again? It is sometimes necessary to resort to hyperbole to draw attention to real data.
Steven Polzin
Blog post
September 7, 2016, 12pm PDT
The conventional planning wisdom seems to be that long drives are less beneficial to well-being than a short walk. But what about other commuting options?
Michael Lewyn
July 14, 2016, 11am PDT
A San Francisco Chronicle editorial supports the decision by the Municipal Transportation Agency to 'bow' to complaints from residents about the large tech buses by reducing their stops in their neighborhoods even if it means increasing car trips.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 11, 2016, 2pm PDT
Public pressure led the city of San Francisco to cut and relocate tech shuttle stops. Now the cities at the other end of the commute might be dealing with the consequences of those decisions.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 7, 2016, 8am PDT
In the 1970s, the fear of getting mugged had some NYC pedestrians walking in the street. Nowadays, commuters are sharing space with cars for a very different reason: the sidewalks are too crowded.
The New York Times