Public Transit

4 hours ago
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is tackling a redesign of the bus system serving the city of Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
10 hours ago
The $135 million BaltimoreLink bus system redesign launched in June 2017.
Baltimore Sun
3 days ago
The regional transit authority for metropolitan Vancouver is crediting high gas prices, growing employment, and system improvements for a new record in transit ridership.
Vancouver Sun
4 days ago
A new report from the New York City Department of Transportation opens the administrations of Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to criticism from Streetsblog NYC.
StreetsBlog NYC
5 days ago
Chile's President, Sebastian Piñera, announced that Santiago's rail system will add two new lines and extend one of its existing train routes.
International Rail Journal
Blog post
June 14, 2018, 2pm PDT
The New York MTA this week approved reduced fares for low-income riders. According to blogger Steven Polzin, that decision might have unintended consequences. Asking users to pay for transportation is a complex proposition.
Steven Polzin
June 13, 2018, 2pm PDT
Pre-signals offer the benefit of a dedicated lane on smaller streets that can't accommodate a dedicated bus lane.
CityLab
June 9, 2018, 9am PDT
A new study finds that bus service determines bus ridership.
CityLab
June 8, 2018, 9am PDT
The 1960s had the space race, the 2010s has the smart cities race. Kansas City means to win this one.
Smart Cities Dive
June 4, 2018, 1pm PDT
Washington, D.C.'s Metro is trying a cashless bus pilot that will last until December.
WTOP
June 3, 2018, 9am PDT
A system of beacons will send signals to cell phones in Houston to help bus riders find stops and navigate public transit safely.
Houston Chronicle
June 3, 2018, 7am PDT
Fifteen routes will be eliminated and 50 routes altered as part of Capital Metro's bus system redesign, called the "Cap Remap."
Austin American-Statesman
May 30, 2018, 7am PDT
As more attention is paid to the struggles of U.S. public transit systems, some factors are getting less attention than others.
Eno Transportation Weekly
May 30, 2018, 6am PDT
The Port Authority of Allegheny County is expected to submit a proposal for a $199.5 million electric bus rapid transit system for federal funding.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
May 26, 2018, 9am PDT
A controversial vote sets a "fix it first" agenda for regional transit planning—the implications of this decision could potentially reach far beyond the scope of this single project.
The San Francisco Chronicle
May 24, 2018, 1pm PDT
Ridership is declining on TriMet's Westside Extension Service, reflecting declines on other parts of the system. This commuter rail line, however, has its own unique set of issues.
The Oregonian
May 23, 2018, 11am PDT
A sweeping new subway improvement plan is on the table in New York City. The "Fast Forward" plan will modernize the subway's signal system, improve wheelchair accessibility, and "restructure the inner workings of the department."
The New York Times
May 18, 2018, 1pm PDT
Bus rides will be free to coincide with the city of Lafayette's Bike Safety Festival on June 2.
KLFY
May 15, 2018, 6am PDT
The epidemic of falling ridership has struck no American city as hard as Charlotte, but there's plenty that could be done to recover.
The Charlotte Observer
May 14, 2018, 11am PDT
Along with a scheme to simplify fares, Metra will roll out a one-day pass and a set of federally mandated safety updates.
The Chicago Tribune