Transit Agencies

February 20, 2019, 11am PST
During a time when there are apps and websites for just about everything, some transit agencies are turning to storefronts to better serve their customers.
InTransition Magazine
December 8, 2018, 9am PST
A $25 million operating deficit will inspire some soul searching, and structural changes.
The Mercury News
December 8, 2018, 7am PST
A ballot initiative intended to solve the Toledo Area Transportation Authority's budget deficit didn't appear before voters in November, and now less bus service will cost more to ride.
The Toledo Blade
September 24, 2018, 9am PDT
New research finds that, done right, working with ride-hailing companies can save public agencies money.
Metro Magazine
May 17, 2018, 9am PDT
TransitCenter's Steven Higashide argues that despite all the hype around self-driving vehicles, traditional high-capacity transit still has some distinct advantages. As long, that is, as transit agencies are willing to recognize them.
TransitCenter
January 30, 2018, 10am PST
Jarrett Walker discusses some reasons why transit authorities can be resistant to change. It all comes down to considering their point of view.
Human Transit
December 26, 2017, 5am PST
Paul Lewis of the Eno Center gives his forecast of how next year will play out. Prospects for new technologies are good, but come with caveats.
U.S. News & World Report
July 22, 2017, 1pm PDT
A few ideas on how advertisements could do a better job of selling public transit to the public.
Mobility Lab
July 4, 2017, 9am PDT
Facing explosive development interest around its Metro station, the small city of Culver on L.A.’s Westside is taking steps to shape its mobility future.
The Planning Report
September 2, 2016, 9am PDT
Subsidizing rides through the companies has turned out to be cheaper than running bus routes in some places.
Skift
August 25, 2016, 9am PDT
In cities like New York where multiple transit operators serve the same travelers, nothing compels those operators to work together. This isolation can result in embarrassing inefficiencies.
the transport politic
July 28, 2016, 11am PDT
The North San Francisco Bay Area has lacked passenger rail for decades—but the process of hiring the staff necessary to operate the line on a daily basis has been complicated by the cost of housing in the area.
Marin Independent Journal
July 7, 2016, 9am PDT
Streetsblog USA shares insights into a new study published by the Transportation Research Board finding that most park-and-ride facilities built by transit agencies waste money and land.
Streetsblog USA
April 20, 2016, 11am PDT
Could the cancellation the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's membership in the American Public Transportation Association be the wakeup call the transit industry needs?
TransitCenter
January 20, 2016, 1pm PST
Here's a counter-intuitive proposition for transit agencies: feed the Twitter trolls.
The Urban Edge
November 27, 2015, 9am PST
The TAPS transit agency is severely distressed, and continuing to receive bad news about its finances.
The Dallas Morning News
October 12, 2014, 1pm PDT
Transit agencies are increasingly turning to branding and advertising to improve their images. But can conservative bureaucracies embrace what it means to be "cool"? More importantly, can they attract riders?
InTransition Magazine
April 10, 2014, 1pm PDT
Boston, Washington D.C., San Francisco, and Los Angeles—all major cities that have mulled transit fare increases in recent months. Eric Jaffe examines the numbers behind the continuous need for transit agencies to raise the price of a fare.
Atlantic Cities
December 14, 2012, 7am PST
Based on five criteria, the Sierra Club has evaluated “the 50 best and worst transportation projects” in the nation, shining light on apparent fiascoes in the making, as well as progressive achievements.
D.C. Streesblog
June 11, 2012, 11am PDT
Compounding the pain caused by decreased funding from local and national sources, transit agencies across the country are haunted by "toxic pre-recession bank deals" that have them paying exorbitant borrowing costs.
Streetsblog D.C.