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Train tracks along California coast with yellow wildflowers blooming on one side and blue Pacific Ocean on the other.

Transit’s Next Challenge: Climate Change

Extreme weather and erosion threaten transit infrastructure around the country.

November 10, 2023 - Transportation for America

A map of the construction project to build two new rail transit routes through Downtown Los Angeles.

Newly Opened Regional Connector Redefines Light Rail Transit in Los Angeles

Three rail lines have become two rail lines in Los Angeles, providing one-seat rides from four corners of Los Angeles County.

June 21, 2023 - Mass Transit

Michelle Wu campaigning for Mayor of Boston

Boston's New Bus-Riding Mayor Could Make a Real Impact on Climate Change Goals

Recently elected Boston mayor Michelle Wu, a bus rider herself, has the potential to be 'America's first actual climate mayor.'

November 9, 2021 - Curbed

D-Link Bus

The Future of Transportation: Well-Funded Buses (Not Self-Driving Cars)

While autonomous vehicles still face regulatory and technical challenges, investment in basic transportation infrastructure like buses and bike lanes can go a long way toward improving safety and taking cars off the road.

May 12, 2021 - The New Republic


For Better Transit: Fund Buses

Despite a preference among policymakers for high-tech transit solutions, the humble bus, with the right infrastructure and funding, has the potential to be the heart of a comprehensive, reliable, and cost-effective transit system.

March 24, 2021 - New York Times


More Dedicated Busways Coming to Greater Boston

Cities in the Boston area are looking to center-running bus lanes as a next step in developing the region’s public transit infrastructure.

March 5, 2020 - The Boston Globe

Toronto Subway

As Canada Grows, Transit a Key Component of Success

The population in Canada will increase substantially in the future, and transit planning is crucial to ensuring that cities thrive.

January 9, 2020 - The Globe and Mail

New York MTA

New York MTA Reports Service, Ridership Improvements

Capital investments are paying off in increased ridership, according to new data from the New York MTA.

October 23, 2019 - Curbed New York


Floating Train Bridge Arriving in Seattle

The never-before-used design is already being built.

August 12, 2019 - The Seattle Times

Bus Lane

New Bus-Only Lanes Arrive in D.C.

The new bus lanes will operate at morning and afternoon rush hours starting today.

June 3, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington

Los Angeles, California

Four Bus-Only Lanes Under Consideration Around Los Angeles

The transit planning agency in Los Angeles is preparing to make a major addition to the city's number of bus-only infrastructure.

May 20, 2019 - Urbanize LA

Colorado Multi-Modlaism

NACTO to Help Five Cities Design and Build Low-Carbon Transportation Infrastructure

Five cities will help the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) prove that urban streets can provide the location for a drastic shift in the carbon emissions status quo.

May 16, 2019 - National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)

Chicago Transit Authority

'Bus Priority Zones' Program Launching in Chicago

The city of Chicago will address some of the street configuration issues that plague bus service on its most-heavily used corridors.

April 25, 2019 - Mass Transit

New York Bus

'Better Buses Action Plan' Would Give Buses New Priority in New York

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is promising to speed the city's buses by 25 percent by next year.

April 19, 2019 - Crain's New York Business

Cambridge Massachusetts

Cambridge Won’t Reach Goals to Curb Car Ownership

The city’s original plan to decrease car ownership isn’t quite panning out, even with more alternative transportation options for residents.

February 24, 2019 - The Boston Globe

Los Angeles Streets

What Infrastructure Crisis?

Interstate highways are actually improving, according to a recent analysis. What if the infrastructure crisis is a matter of perspective, and not some universal truth?

February 14, 2019 - Governing

BART Station construction

San Jose BART Extension Facing More Delays

Service on a long-awaited BART extension to the Berryessa district in San Jose may be delayed again due to equipment problems.

September 11, 2018 - The Mercury News

Carfree Freeway

Mayors and Governors Can Do More on Climate Change Than Just to Denounce Trump

The Paris Agreement gave public officials an opportunity to criticize the President on his climate denial, but these statements ring truer when the officials seek out climate solutions at home as well.

June 5, 2017 - Business Insider

Seattle Bus Rain

Where Transit Investment Costs the Most Per Capita

For all the attention paid the transit investments of cities like New York City and Los Angeles, it's actually cities like Seattle and Denver spending the most per capita on capital investments in transit.

March 22, 2017 - The Seattle Times

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