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Yesterday
Anchorage's People Mover transit system reports ridership has increased for the first time in a decade. Ridership increased 5.7% in annual ridership as compared to 2018.
KTUU Channel 2
5 days ago
The "Miracle on 14th Street" continues.
AM New York
6 days ago
The growth in transit rips in the United States over the course of the second and third quarters of 2019 can be traced to growth in two key cities.
CityLab
January 20, 2020, 9am PST
In case anyone was getting carried away with the idea of fare-free transit, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has some cold water to pour on the conversation.
Houston Chronicle
January 16, 2020, 6am PST
The public got its first taste of the ambitions of the Project Connect transit plan in the state capital of Texas.
KXAN
January 15, 2020, 5am PST
A 37-mile commuter rail line under study in North Carolina could connect cities Raleigh, Cary, and Durham in North Carolina, but the system will cost a pretty penny, and it will have to succeed where light rail previously failed.
The News & Observer
Feature
January 9, 2020, 7am PST
Planetizen Managing Editor James Brasuell tries to predict the big ideas and trends that will dominate the discussion about the future of land use, planning, and development in the first year of the new decade.
James Brasuell
January 6, 2020, 10am PST
Bus lanes covered in a red carpet of paint are gaining popularity in urban areas, but only with a very tentative kind of approval from federal regulators. Red bus lanes took a big, but not final, step toward full regulatory approval in December.
The Washington Post
December 25, 2019, 9am PST
The changes to 14th Street in Manhattan have proven innovative ideas about bus priority and congestion relief.
Streetfilms via Vimeo
December 23, 2019, 12pm PST
Denver transit riders are bearing the brunt of the region's lack of transit drivers.
The Denver Post
December 22, 2019, 7am PST
The New York MTA currently operates ten all-electric buses, including its first all-electric articulated bus.
Smart Cities Dive
December 21, 2019, 5am PST
The consequences of car-centric planning are clear, a century after cars took over streets and lives across this country. According to this article, so to is a new way forward.
Citymetric
December 19, 2019, 8am PST
A county commissioner is asking for a study of fare-free transit programs in Kansas City and Salt Lake City to inform the potential implementation fo a similar program in the South Florida county.
Miami Today
December 17, 2019, 12pm PST
A plan to widen Interstate 270 in Maryland was approved earlier this year under the condition that the state also study a plan to build a monorail along the route.
Greater Greater Washington
Feature
December 16, 2019, 8am PST
A look back at the biggest stories and themes from the world of urban planning in the decade that was the 2010s.
James Brasuell
December 14, 2019, 9am PST
The Streetfilms team visited to Los Angeles to check out the temporary bus-only lane on Flower Street for lessons in freeing buses from car traffic.
Streetfilms via Vimeo
December 14, 2019, 7am PST
Why isn't more being done to reduce transit construction costs in the United States?
Marginal Revolution
December 12, 2019, 9am PST
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
December 9, 2019, 1pm PST
Safety is not the priority at the T, according to a report released today.
The Boston Globe
December 9, 2019, 12pm PST
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