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Yesterday
Extremely poor ridership might be dooming the St. Louis Loop Trolley less than a year after it opened to the public.
St. Louis Riverfront Times
Yesterday
Like the curb cut effect achieved by the Americans With Disabilities Act, which benefitted a much larger cross-section of the population than the legislation originally intended, gender mainstreaming could multiply benefits in the public realm.
MinnPost
2 days ago
A new plan to upgrade an existing bus lane in Seattle isn't the first and it probably won't be the last.
The Urbanist
2 days ago
U.S. cities and regions are both showing how electric buses can be done and taking too long to do it. A new report focuses on success stories.
Smart Cities Dive
4 days ago
Vancouver is scheduled to begin construction on a new subway in 2020, and planners are laying out a vision for the neighborhoods surrounding the new line, including turning Broadway into a "Great Street."
Georgia Straight
4 days ago
Similar to microtransit on demand programs in other cities, Los Angeles' ongoing experiment is proving to be very expensive (for the public) for the benefit of very few riders.
Streetsblog LA
5 days ago
Portland will soon be spreading out the red carpet for buses.
BikePortland
5 days ago
With all the bad news about plummeting ridership as the D.C. Metro transit system has struggled to deal with maintenance issues, a new report indicates that regional commuters are still driving alone less.
Greater Greater Washington
October 5, 2019, 9am PDT
A trip through the city of Los Angeles reveals the largely overlooked challenges that people with physical disabilities must overcome.
Los Angeles Times
October 4, 2019, 9am PDT
The Reimagine RTD initiative will imagine the future of transit service in the Denver region. Already a debate has begun about which direction the RTD should take.
The Denver Post
October 3, 2019, 2pm PDT
Transit providers are often major landowners in their communities, controlling underutilized properties like park-and-ride lots or storage and maintenance facilities. These sites are also opportunities to provide desperately needed affordable housing
Shelterforce Magazine
October 2, 2019, 6am PDT
A South Side Chicago neighborhood with a history of neglect and disinvestment will soon be adding a new train station on the regional commuter system.
Chicago Tribune
September 30, 2019, 1pm PDT
The 14th Street Busway will make its debut on Thursday of this week. Cars will be prohibited from the street and buses will gain newfound freedom, in a model that duplicates other efforts in Europe and Canada.
Bloomberg
September 29, 2019, 1pm PDT
Public transportation that serves regional areas makes sense, but the United States has been slow to pursue strategies and policies that foster these types of systems.
the transport politic
September 26, 2019, 5am PDT
The recently formed Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority released a new regional transit plan.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
September 24, 2019, 10am PDT
Efforts to bolster support for a countywide sales tax levy in Hamilton County, Ohio, are pushing the city to fire SORTA as the manager of the troubled Cincinnati Bell Connector.
Cincinnati Business Courier
September 19, 2019, 10am PDT
The city of Seattle is improving transit service as the city grows.
The Urbanist
September 18, 2019, 2pm PDT
A four-part series explores the shortcomings of transit politics and planning in Wichita, Kansas.
The Wichita Eagle
September 18, 2019, 1pm PDT
Denny Zane reminds policymakers that local, community-focused decision making truly trumps the 'top-down, one-size-fits-all' legislative approach to housing.
The Planning Report
September 16, 2019, 8am PDT
Trains were already crowded on the Metro Expo Line when they ran every six minutes during peak hours. When Metro cut frequencies to every eight minutes in June, riders were not pleased.
The Source