Public Transit

2 days ago
Short of running the First Hill Streetcar on it's own dedicated right of way, the Seattle Department of Transportation has a few ideas for how to speed up service.
The Urbanist
2 days ago
The 12th Street station in Oakland, California will provide an initial test of a rail transit safety technology known as screen doors. Screen doors are rare in the United States, but not in other parts of the world.
Streetsblog SF
2 days ago
Redfin's most recent ranking of public transit access features some serious moves, both up and down the list.
Redfin
3 days ago
BART passengers could someday see a second route across the San Francisco Bay, with a parallel but totally new alignment and crossing points on the either side of the bay.
The San Francisco Chronicle
4 days ago
A new tool in Miami could use broader application in cities around the country (hint hint).
Miami Herald
4 days ago
Here's one way to make a kid-friendly city and introduce the joys of public transit at a young age: offer free multi-agency transit passes to high school students.
The Seattle Times
February 17, 2018, 5am PST
Bus advocates aren't going to like the sound of this.
Recode
February 16, 2018, 1pm PST
Expect more cities and transit agencies around the country to wrestle with funding quandaries if the Trump Administration gets its way with existing capital investment grants.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 16, 2018, 9am PST
Or even Netflix, for that matter.
Mobility Lab
February 14, 2018, 12pm PST
A planned extension of the Metro Blue Line north from Minneapolis depended on eight miles of BNSF track.
CBS Minnesota
February 13, 2018, 8am PST
Emergency repairs will shut down Metro SubwayLink for a month, adding the system to an ignominious list of transit closures that includes SafeTrak in Washington, D.C. and the L Train in New York City.
The Baltimore Sun
February 12, 2018, 1pm PST
Los Angeles County park planner and parent Clement Lau writes about how 'playing' and parenting has given him insight into the urban environment that he applies in his profession.
UrbDeZine
February 8, 2018, 2pm PST
Light rail ridership increased in 2017 in Minneapolis and St. Paul, despite a decline in bus ridership.
Star Tribune
Feature
February 7, 2018, 11am PST
While evidence mounts that Uber and Lyft are stealing rides from public transit, there's still a chance for ride-hailing apps to do more to help than hurt congestion. The key: using ride-hailing apps to carpool.
Dan Sperling, Austin Brown
February 4, 2018, 11am PST
Minneapolis officials are touting Super Bowl LII as "the most transit-reliant Super Bowl ever played."
Smart Cities Dive
January 28, 2018, 9am PST
No, technology and private industry is not ending the need for public transit, according to Jarrett Walker.
CityLab
January 27, 2018, 1pm PST
A $2.3 billion extension of the CTA's Red Line would be the first extension of a Chicago's "L" line since 1993.
Chicago Tribune
January 27, 2018, 7am PST
Autonomous vehicles replacing fixed transit may be on the minds of many in the transportation world, but that's not stopping cities from upgrading and building around their transit lines.
Modern Cities
January 25, 2018, 12pm PST
Fewer seats and more room for standing commuters are among the updates to the rail cars coming to BART.
San Francisco Chronicle
January 25, 2018, 11am PST
After two years of operations, funded with $300,000, the city of Oak Park is ending its Divvy bikeshare operation.
Streetsblog Chicago