Transit Accessibility

 Person in a wheelchair entering an inbound Red Line train at Harvard Square

Federal Bill Proposes $10 Billion for Transit Accessibility

The program would fund improvements such as elevators, ramps, and accessible ticketing equipment to bring the nation's transit stations up to ADA standards.

June 1, 2021 - Smart Cities Dive

Accesible Mobility

Gaps Remain as Americans With Disabilities Act Approaches its 30th Anniversary

Public transit agencies around the country have made a lot of progress in providing access for people with disabilities, but there is a lot of work left to ensure to the full freedoms of mobility.

June 30, 2020 - The Washington Post

New York Subway Stairs

Who Has Access to NYC Subways?

For many people with mobility challenges, just getting to an accessible subway station in New York is an impossibility.

February 16, 2019 - The New York Times


Bikeshare Programs Lack Accessible Options

City bikeshare programs are failing to provide equal access for disabled residents, the Times reports.

December 20, 2018 - New York Times

Subway Sign

Comparing Metropolitan Areas by Transit-Accessible Jobs

The University of Minnesota has released its annual "Access Across America" report.

November 13, 2017 - Streetsblog USA

Houston Light Rail

Moving from Moving Cars to Moving People

After a three quarters of a century of building to accommodate cars and not people, it's going to take big changes to get the transit system the United States needs, argues a Next City editorial.

October 20, 2016 - Next City

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

5 Tips for Analyzing Transit Service

Esri offers insights into five new ways to analyze the success of transit service in cities of all kinds.

October 5, 2015 - ESRI

Bus Stop Winter

Poor Suburbs Struggle with Job Sprawl

Although unemployment has declined, according to this report commutes are getting longer. "Job sprawl" often plagues minority and poor areas where housing is more affordable.

May 29, 2015 - Al Jazeera America

Traffic and Speed

'Jobs Sprawl' Plagues Cleveland Commutes

Research from Brookings puts Cleveland in last place for improving access to jobs from 2000 through 2012. And jobs sprawl is up throughout the rest of the country as well.

April 11, 2015 - Green City Blue Lake

Toronto Transit Mulls Reducing Stops Along Routes

In a move to increase speed, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is looking to cut some stops from its streetcar and bus routes, rousing debate over whether less is really more - particularly in consideration of elderly and disabled riders.

January 28, 2014 - The Toronto Star

Transit-Oriented Tax Credits Nudge Company to Relocate

By relocating to a transit-adjacent building in New Jersey, electronics maker Panasonic has qualified for more than $100 million in tax credits from the state.

June 1, 2011 - Marketplace

Why Honolulu Tops Best Transit List

Jarrett Walker looks at a recent "Top Cities for Transit" list that ranks Honolulu #1, and says the criteria that the Brookings Institution used are "especially perverse".

May 20, 2011 - Human Transit

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San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)

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