transit access

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Almost Half of Michigan Community Colleges Not Transit-Accessible

Access to transportation is a major hurdle for many community college students, but local transit systems often fail to serve them.

February 13, 2023 - WDET

A map of the MARTA rail system highlighting the Arts Center Station.

Atlanta Street Extension Project Will Benefit Transit Access

Plans to extend 15th Street in Midtown Atlanta are designed to improve access to the Arts Center MARTA station.

September 6, 2022 - Urbanize Atlanta

D.C. Metro System

Smartphone Fare Cards Now Available for D.C. Metro

The future is now.

September 3, 2020 - DCist

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For Transit to Better Serve Women, More Data Needed

Understanding how women use transit does not just help make systems more equitable. It also guides policy and planning changes that benefit all riders.

February 7, 2020 - Wired

Kansas City Bus

What Free Transit Means to Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri will be the largest U.S. city to operate a fare-free system that officials say will make transit more accessible.

December 29, 2019 - CityLab

Boston Seaport

Boston's Seaport District Still Lacking Diversity

The glitzy new neighborhood doesn’t cater to all Boston residents, according to a new survey.

August 13, 2019 - The Boston Globe

Seattle Bus

Seattle Transit Investments Show Promising Results

The Seattle Transportation Benefit District has led to a growth in ridership and improved access to frequent service, according to a third-year performance report.

February 5, 2019 - The Urbanist

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Interactive Maps Explore Barriers to Opportunity

A pair of interactive maps and a report compare access to opportunity in two very different neighborhoods. In both places, residents confront "friction of distance" and feel their input on public decision-making is limited.

June 19, 2018 - Next City

Chile Metro

Plans for Huge Expansion of Rail Service in Chilean Capital

Chile's President, Sebastian Piñera, announced that Santiago's rail system will add two new lines and extend one of its existing train routes.

June 16, 2018 - International Rail Journal


Denver to Step Up Its Transit Game

Recent studies find that central Denver is still woefully underserved when it comes to transit accessibility. On the table are streetscape improvements to make life easier for pedestrians and transit riders.

July 5, 2017 - TransitCenter

Handicapped Seating

Badges for Transit Riders with Non-Visible Impairments

Transport for London is experimenting with badges that say "Please offer me a seat" for people who wouldn't necessarily be offered seats.

May 1, 2017 - BBC

Walkable Street

Study: Reduce Traffic with Mixed-Use Development

A new study explores how the built environment influences vehicle miles traveled.

February 27, 2017 - Streetsblog USA

An Ongoing Battle for Better Bus Stop Access

Advocacy groups in the Dayton, Ohio region have found repeated reasons to push malls and the RTA transit system for improved access to malls. Lawsuits and federal mandates have ensued.

October 29, 2016 - Dayton Daily News

Rural Bus Stop

New Tool Scores Transit Access and Service

A new tool called AllTransit offers a new way of scoring transit access and service available for any corner of the United States.

April 19, 2016 - TransitCenter

Washington D.C. Metro

Rail Access in High Demand Among the Young, White, and Well Educated

Washington, D.C. provides a model for trends found in other cities: people living near transit are trending younger, whiter, and more educated.

December 20, 2015 - The Washington Post - Wonkblog

Transit Cuts in Wisconsin Making it Harder to Connect People to Jobs

Buses in the Milwaukee County Transit System now reach 1,300 fewer employers than it did in 2001 thanks to state budget cuts.

April 18, 2015 - Urban Milwaukee

MBTA Struggles to Furnish Parking for Commuters

Boston commuters report frustrations with a lack of parking at stations along the system—so much so that they sometimes abandon hope of finding a spot or catching a train.

March 23, 2015 - The Boston Globe

On New York's Shadow Transportation System: 'Dollar Vans'

The New Yorker has published an interactive feature in New York's shadow transit system—the network of so-called "dollar vans."

January 25, 2015 - The New Yorker

Switching to Transit in Atlanta—Affordable but Unlikely

Darin from ATL Urbanist picks up on a recent report by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) finding that residents of Atlanta can save big money by ditching their cars and riding transit.

November 17, 2014 - ATL Urbanist

Boston’s Government Center T Station Closed for Access Improvements

Boston recently shut down one of its busiest transit hubs, the Government Center T Station for over-due renovations above and below the ground. The station was originally built in 1898, and without a major renovation since the 1960s.

March 23, 2014 - The Boston Globe

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