WTPP June Issue Spotlights Livable Cities, Essential Transportation Components
The June 2023 issue of World Transport Policy & Practice spotlights livable cities and features articles about three essential components of livable cities: public transit, bicycling, and reducing car use.
Boston Transit Ridership Grows Steadily
Ridership on the region’s commuter rail reached 80 percent of pre-pandemic levels in March.
California Could Cut Transit Spending Even as Systems Struggle
Governor Newsom’s proposed budget would cut over $2 billion from transit infrastructure funds.
Opinion: California Transit Systems Need State Support
California provides far less in state funding to public transit agencies than other states. Transit advocates say this must change to improve transit service, bring back ridership, and reduce air pollution from the transportation sector.
Minnesota Mayors Call for Increased Transit Funding
An op-ed by three mayors explains their support for expanded transit services, calling for a sales tax increase that would fund a modernized, reliable transit network.
Las Vegas Doubles Down on Elon Musk and the Boring Co.
The Clark County Commission wants more Teslas in more tunnels.
Germany Launches €49 Nationwide Transit Pass
The low-cost monthly ticket is a boon for some commuters and urban travelers, but critics of the program question the lack of investment in expanding train service to underserved rural parts of the country.
The Precarious Future of American Transit
The author of ‘The Great American Transit Disaster’ explains how U.S. transit agencies got to the existential crisis they face today.
The Future of Public Transit: The Bus
The solution to making public transit better doesn’t lie in technological innovations or hyper-modern trains, but in investing in one of its simplest tools.
Digging Into SEPTA’s Problems
Philadelphia’s transit agency faces some structural challenges as it struggles to reorganize its services and bring back ridership.
How Mass Transit Can Adapt to Post-Pandemic Needs
With commuter ridership playing a smaller role in transit operations, agencies must reorganize their services around different travel schedules and patterns.
2023 Could Be a Breakthrough Year for Buses
Funding bus rapid transit is the fastest and most cost-effective way to improve U.S. transit systems and bring transit within reach for more Americans.
New Jersey Transit Will Ban Riders Who Assault Workers
As part of a bill passed to protect transit operators from violence and abuse, NJ Transit is creating a policy for banning violent passengers, permanently in some cases.
Best Cities for Transit, Ranked
Unsurprisingly, cities in Asia and Europe top the list.
Scorecard Will Track Chicago Transit Recovery
A new scorecard from the Chicago Transit Authority will update the public on the agency’s progress on key issues like service delivery, frequency, and infrastructure improvements.
Twin Cities Volunteers Help Recent Immigrants Navigate Transit
Showing refugee and immigrant residents how to use public transportation can improve access to essential services, jobs, and education, but a more robust transit system is needed to effectively serve all who need it.
Report: Improved Service Key to Growing Bus Ridership
A NACTO report highlights the importance of bus-friendly policies and infrastructure for boosting ridership numbers and reducing urban congestion and pollution.
Atlanta Transit Could Go Fare-Free
The city has tasked the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority with evaluating the feasibility of eliminating transit fares.
The Benefits of Fare Capping
Fare capping—putting a ceiling on the amount a transit passenger pays in a day or a month regardless of the number of trips—is becoming a popular policy option for transit agencies seeking to increase equity and bring back riders.
Safety Concerns Driving Riders Away From Transit
Public transit systems in major U.S. cities are struggling to restore their image after rising crime rates led to heightened security concerns among riders.
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