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The editorial board of the Los Angeles Times is unimpressed by a plan to build a monorail between the Westside and the San Fernando Valley in the city of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times
How Detroit, historical home of the U.S. automotive industry, can create a culture of transit and the equitable transportation system its residents need.
David Gifford
6 days ago
With some of the highest per-mile costs in the world, the state wants more accountability for New York City's transit spending.
New York Daily News
February 17, 2021, 9am PST
It' down to two options for a rail transit connection over the Sepulveda Pass, following the path of Interstate 405 between the San Fernando Valley and the Westside of Los Angeles.
Urbanize LA
February 17, 2021, 6am PST
The state's plan to dismantle and reorganize its busiest bus plaza faces allegations of civil rights violations.
Streetsblog Mass
February 12, 2021, 6am PST
An initiative to promote pedestrian-oriented infrastructure investments in Washington state highlights the lessons that policymakers can learn from people who rely on walking and public transit.
The Seattle Times
February 12, 2021, 5am PST
Platform improvements will close down another rail transit route in the D.C. region for three whole months.
Arl Now
February 11, 2021, 5am PST
Even while dealing with the economic fallout of the pandemic, Amtrak is forging forward with plans to expand intercity rail passenger service around the country.
Albany Times Union
February 10, 2021, 12pm PST
The funding in the draft stimulus funding package making its way through Congress falls short of the total requested by the American Public Transportation Association, but would go a long way to helping transit agencies weather the pandemic.
February 9, 2021, 7am PST
A more concerted effort could bring together the state's recent plans and federal infrastructure investment to link the region and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Press Herald
February 7, 2021, 5am PST
The Federal Railroad Administration recently released a preliminary study of a proposed high-speed maglev train route between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
The Washington Post
February 4, 2021, 8am PST
Transit advocates are launching a new push for federal funding aid to increase service on existing transit routes.
February 1, 2021, 12pm PST
All the heavy rail, light rail, bus rapid transit, and commuter rail projects expected to open in North American in 2021.
January 26, 2021, 12pm PST
President Joe Biden is calling on all Americans to wear masks for the next 100 days to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, issuing two executive orders that require wearing masks on federal property and in domestic and international travel.
The Washington Post
Blog post
January 26, 2021, 8am PST
Contrary to popular myth, the disabled drive less than other Americans.
Michael Lewyn
January 25, 2021, 10am PST
Anticipating the opening of two new stations in 2024, the Seattle Department of Transportation released a study prioritizing bike infrastructure in the surrounding areas.
Seattle Bike Blog
January 12, 2021, 9am PST
Land values and construction costs have increased since voters approved the Sound Transit 3 ballot initiative.
The Seattle Times
Blog post
January 11, 2021, 8am PST
Why is it hard for transit agencies to enforce pro-mask rules?
Michael Lewyn
January 7, 2021, 10am PST
The unique structure of the Maryland Transit Administration leaves local stakeholders out of decision-making.
Greater Greater Washington
January 6, 2021, 9am PST
As the pandemic begins to wind down, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority's Deborah Dagang speculates on the future of commuting, traffic, and public transit as Californians slowly return to their travel routines.
The Mercury News