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14 hours ago
The CEO of Cincinnati Metro gives the public credit for thinking up the ideas driving several new capital investment projects in the system.
Cincinnati Enquirer
3 days ago
Safety is not the priority at the T, according to a report released today.
The Boston Globe
3 days ago
The former Blue Line, now the A Line, with service from Log Beach to Los Angeles, was shut down in segments for ten months (originally scheduled for eight) for repairs. The weeks since the reopening have been marred spotty, slow service.
Los Angeles Times
4 days ago
The new Larkspur Station on the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) system brings commuters much closer to a ferry across the bay.
San Francisco Chronicle
6 days ago
While the details of funding are undetermined, Kansas City, Missouri took a monumental step in the history of U.S. public transit yesterday.
KSHB
December 4, 2019, 12pm PST
A program championed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to speed up bus service has new monentum from funding provided by Chicago's new fee on ride-hailing trips.
Streetsblog Chicago
December 3, 2019, 2pm PST
The Portland experience builds the case for dedicated bus lanes as an effective method of congestion mitigation.
BikePortland
December 3, 2019, 8am PST
The process of reducing the number of stops on a transit line—known as bus stop thinning, consolidation, or balancing—took effect this week in Cincinnati. Reducing the number of stops is intended to speed up buses and improve reliability.
WCPO
December 1, 2019, 9am PST
A long-awaited bus rapid transit system has opened to the public this weekend, a cause for celebration in Albuquerque,.
Albuquerque Journal
November 28, 2019, 5am PST
When going around the Thanksgiving table today, giving thanks for our friends and family to hear, don't forget to mention the environmental, social, and economic benefits of public transit.
CityLab
November 27, 2019, 7am PST
Randy Essex details why it is that "rely" isn't a word that comes to mind for many Detroiters when they think about downtown's QLINE streetcar system.
The Detroit Free Press
November 20, 2019, 5am PST
A proposal to charge riders who pay fare in cash an extra 25 cents faces criticism.
Greater Greater Washington
November 19, 2019, 6am PST
The first bus rapid transit line planned in the Atlanta region relies on federal approval.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 18, 2019, 1pm PST
Los Angeles Department of Transportation General Manager Seleta Reynolds emphasizes the importance of riders' perspective on access when redesigning the transit system.
The Planning Report
November 18, 2019, 11am PST
An ambitious plan to connect the Allegheny County cities of Pittsburgh and Oakland is proceeding to final stages of design, despite having fallen a little behind schedule for an expected 2021 opening date.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
November 18, 2019, 7am PST
Austin is the latest city in the United States to undertake a massive overhaul of its bus system, designing for a high frequency grid.
Austin On Your Feet
November 12, 2019, 2pm PST
The idea of free transit is sold as a benefit to the environment and the city's most vulnerable residents in this editorial by the Kansas City Star.
Kansas City Star
November 11, 2019, 10am PST
The city of Portland last week revealed a new transit planning project intended to speed up and increase bus service, and hopefully increase ridership as a result.
BikePortland
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
Blog post
November 6, 2019, 11am PST
Many states and cities around the country voted on November 5, 2019 to decide matters related to the future of the built environment.
James Brasuell