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Public Transit

Yesterday
One of the best tools for understanding the consequences and potential of transit planning has been recently updated.
TransitCenter
2 days ago
Vox's popular video explainer production team explains the consequences of U.S. auto dependency, and how to make transit work in the world we live in.
Vox
6 days ago
There's a new chapter, and maybe an end, for the "Great Subway Map Debate."
Curbed
October 20, 2020, 7am PDT
D.C. Metro Seeks Public Input on Proposed Service Cuts
Greater Greater Washington
October 18, 2020, 5am PDT
The first-ever Bus Rapid Transit system for the region surrounding Atlanta is making progress, and ready to hire consultants.
SaportaReport
October 8, 2020, 7am PDT
The Montgomery County Council approved a property tax break as an incentive for high-rise rental developments located on Metro station properties.
Bethesda Magazine
Blog post
October 7, 2020, 5am PDT
Opinion: Six months into the pandemic, the state of the U.S. economy reveals that the planning profession can support struggling Americans by focusing on transportation and the land use patterns that enable mass transit.
James Brasuell
October 2, 2020, 5am PDT
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan rescinded a plan that would have cut bus service in the city of Baltimore to the bone.
Baltimore Sun
September 24, 2020, 7am PDT
New pop-up bus lanes on two of the most heavily traveled bus routes in Chicago will help move essential workers more efficiently during the pandemic.
Smart Cities Dive
September 23, 2020, 12pm PDT
Purple Line Transit Partners, the contractors managing construction of the beleaguered Purple Line in Maryland, have begun to walk off the job as a dispute about cost overruns brings the project to a screeching halt.
The Washington Post
September 21, 2020, 7am PDT
The N Line between Denver and its northern suburbs opens today to the public, but N Line trains are expected to carry far fewer passengers, and lower frequencies, than originally planned.
The Denver Post
September 20, 2020, 11am PDT
Democratic legislators in Nevada are considering a constitutional amendment that would allow the state to use gas tax revenues for transportation projects other than road construction, maintenance, and repair.
The Nevada Independent
September 18, 2020, 5am PDT
Cycling has never felt more relevant or encouraged in the UK. Since May, the London Councils have upgraded 60 km of bike lanes in the capital city, added 20,000 square metres of extra pavement space, and installed 1,500+ additional cycle parking.
Cities of the Future
September 16, 2020, 8am PDT
Many of the places in Chicago generating the most ride-hailing trips with services like Uber and Lyft are accessible by transit, according to new research.
Science Direct
September 16, 2020, 7am PDT
President Trump is infamous for politicizing civil unrest in cities, but his leadership's animus to urban areas is found in policy as well, despite the importance of large cities to the nation's economy.
The Washington Post
September 16, 2020, 6am PDT
Labor unions are raising alarms about the difficulties of keeping transit workers—the essential workers upon which so many essential workers rely—safe during the pandemic.
The American Prospect
September 15, 2020, 9am PDT
As Colorado's Regional Transportation District plans for the 2021 budget, over 800 jobs could be cut as in attempts to regain financial losses caused by the coronavirus.
CPR News
September 15, 2020, 7am PDT
Amtrak officials say they need $4.9 billion in funding to prevent service and job losses.
Reuters via St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 9, 2020, 10am PDT
The city of Houston this week launched an app for its Community Connector shuttle service as part of a ten-month pilot project.
Houston Chronicle
September 8, 2020, 7am PDT
New data from National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) shows the number of rides on electric scooters and shared bikes rising by 60 percent between 2018 and 2019.
Smart Cities Dive