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Transit

Blog post
December 3, 2019, 5am PST
Is inadequate infrastructure a reason to keep new housing out of cities?
Michael Lewyn
November 27, 2019, 7am PST
Randy Essex details why it is that "rely" isn't a word that comes to mind for many Detroiters when they think about downtown's QLINE streetcar system.
The Detroit Free Press
November 20, 2019, 2pm PST
A review of board members' Q Cards reveals the extent to which the people who implement Houston's transit policy actually use the system: some quite a bit, some not so much.
The Houston Chronicle
November 18, 2019, 1pm PST
Los Angeles Department of Transportation General Manager Seleta Reynolds emphasizes the importance of riders' perspective on access when redesigning the transit system.
The Planning Report
November 8, 2019, 7am PST
In 2017, Metro Transit in the Twin Cities raised fares but also started a program for low-income riders to help ease the burden of travel costs.
Pioneer Press
November 4, 2019, 11am PST
New York is a great city that breaks many rules of urban planning. Here's what its imperfections can teach us about city building.
Congress for the New Urbanism
October 28, 2019, 5am PDT
Charging based on demand and for access is commonplace—except on roads.
Brookings
October 26, 2019, 7am PDT
A new book traces the path of the influential mobility company from its earliest days and through its many organizational and leadership ups and downs.
CityLab
October 25, 2019, 2pm PDT
Over a century ago, the Pacific Electric Railway operated a line between downtown Los Angeles and Long Beach that competed its journey ten minutes faster than LA Metro's Blue Line does. What gives?
Long Beach Post
October 23, 2019, 2pm PDT
A new book argues that buses are an integral part of successful mobility networks and that better bus systems improve cities in ways benefiting all residents.
CityLab
October 7, 2019, 2pm PDT
Findings from a new study about the mobility needs and concerns of women in Los Angeles will inform future initiatives and planning.
Streetsblog LA
October 2, 2019, 1pm PDT
The app is expanding to include information about public transit and micromobility options as part of Lyft’s goal to make travel easier.
CityLab
Blog post
September 22, 2019, 1pm PDT
Do shortages of infrastructure justify restrictive zoning?
Michael Lewyn
September 15, 2019, 7am PDT
Large American cities are losing bus and train riders, but in France, most cities have seen the opposite trend.
theTransportPolitic
September 13, 2019, 12pm PDT
A $6 million project in Asheville, North Carolina will include the purchase of new hybrid and diesel buses and an update of the city’s transit center.
Asheville Citizen Times
September 3, 2019, 1pm PDT
Under the transit tab on Google Maps, users will now be able to incorporate trips that start on a bike but end on a bus, train, or other mode of transport.
The Verge
August 27, 2019, 6am PDT
Data from the city's e-scooter pilot program show that they might be filling in the first-mile/last-mile gap for riders at all income levels.
Streetsblog Chicago
August 27, 2019, 5am PDT
The city is expanding outreach to homeless people in order to move them off the subway and steer them toward housing and social services.
Smart Cities Dive
August 26, 2019, 10am PDT
A proposed rail line would run from downtown Portland, Oregon, to the suburbs. The budget has increased significantly, and many funding and project scope questions remain.
Oregon Live
August 23, 2019, 5am PDT
From Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Sydney, the best—and the cheapest—views are on ferries, buses, trains, and gondolas.
The New York Times