Mexico City

The Eje Central station of the Mexico City Metro

Report: Collapsed Mexico City Train Line Had Major Structural Flaws

A New York Times investigation uncovered years of government documents showing that officials ignored warnings about major structural flaws and poorly performed work on the train line before its fatal collapse in May.

June 23, 2021 - The New York Times

Metro Cable

Mexico City the Latest to Add an Aerial Tram

Introducing the new Cablebus aerial tram system, with service to the northern edge of the most populous city on the continent.

March 11, 2021 - Associated Press via Yahoo News

Famous Mexico City traffic

Report: Congestion Defeats the Economic Purpose of Cities

Rapid urbanization and over-reliance on the inefficiencies of automobiles has set back the economies of urbanizing locations in the Global South, according to a new report.

May 29, 2019 - Thomson Reuters Foundation

Famous Mexico City traffic

Beat Tries to Top Uber in Mexico City with Focus on Safety

Ride-hailing company Beat hopes its dedicated safety team and linked accounts service will make its service attractive to women in Mexico’s capital.

January 12, 2019 - Forbes

Benito Juarez International Airport

Mexico City Airport Project Ends; Causes Economic Rumblings

Mexican voters do not want the airport project to continue, and serious economic consequences could follow.

November 1, 2018 - Bloomberg

Los Angeles

If You're Ignoring Transportation, You're Not Much of a Climate Mayor

Encouraging compact land use by allowing density, building near transit, and eliminating parking minimums can have a powerful effect on the emissions a city generates.

May 13, 2018 - Streetsblog

Wine Country Fires

Lessons on Resilience and Recovery from 2017's Worst Disasters

Dissecting successful disaster response in places like Houston and Mexico City could help California prepare for the inevitable.

February 27, 2018 - The Planning Report

Nimitz Freeway

Bay Area Not Prepared for Next Big One

As the death toll from Mexico's 7.1 magnitude earthquake on Sept. 19 climbs above 300, the San Francisco Chronicle investigates how well prepared the Bay Area is for an earthquake of comparable magnitude. Not very well.

September 25, 2017 - San Francisco Chronicle

Mexico City Earthquake Should Raise Questions About Building Safety

The epicenter of Tuesday's quake was in the state of Puebla, 80 miles southeast of Mexico City. Soft soil and unreinforced buildings magnified the damage. The quake comes two weeks after an 8.1 quake struck off the coast of the state of Oaxaca.

September 20, 2017 - The Washington Post

Mexico City from the air

No More Parking Minimums in Mexico City

Mexico's capital city and the largest city in North America turned the new regulation into law earlier this month.

July 26, 2017 - Streetsblog USA

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