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Transit Planning

May 13, 2020, 6am PDT
Transit planners in the Baltimore area are working on plans for a more reliable, useful regional transit system.
Greater Greater Washington
April 17, 2020, 5am PDT
A third lawsuit tried to halt the Purple Line light rail project in Maryland, but it was just the latest lawsuit to get tossed by a judge.
The Washington Post
Blog post
April 2, 2020, 12pm PDT

Beverly Hills is taking advantage of empty streets by accelerating construction on the Purple Line Subway extension currently cutting its way across Los Angeles. More cities should follow Beverly Hills' lead.

James Brasuell
March 27, 2020, 8am PDT
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency announced that it would shift resources away from light rail, starting Monday, and then the Valley Transportation Authority announced it was suspending light rail service in the South Bay immediately.
KRON
March 18, 2020, 7am PDT
A debate about how to more efficiently operate the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's bus service is underway.
WAMU
March 11, 2020, 12pm PDT
New light rail lines, dedicated busways, and expanded bus and commuter rail service are on the Project Connect menu.
KUT
March 3, 2020, 8am PST
The city of Phoenix is readying a public process to add several new bus rapid transit corridors to city streets, in accordance with the Phoenix Transportation 2050 plan.
KJZZ
March 3, 2020, 7am PST
IndyGo transit officials are required to match transit income tax revenue with funding from private sources, but haven't yet met that end of the bargain. A new state law would hold IndyGo accountable to those requirements.
Indianapolis Business Journal
March 2, 2020, 7am PST
A massive public transit planning effort is underway in the Charlotte region.
Plan Charlotte
February 27, 2020, 10am PST
Pittsburgh-area buses operating on routes with a recently reduced number of stops are more likely to arrive on time than before the changes.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 24, 2020, 7am PST
Virginia could kick off an extension of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) Blue Line by funding a study in this year's state budget.
The Washington Post
January 30, 2020, 10am PST
In every phase of transit development, arts and culture strategies can be employed to inform and enhance the process. Here are examples from three different transit projects around the country.
Shelterforce Magazine
January 23, 2020, 5am PST
The Brooklyn-Queens Connector, known as the BQX streetcar, was spotted making plans on the Internet earlier this month.
The Architect's Newspaper
January 22, 2020, 12pm PST
Transit planners in the region around Toronto are planning a "parking modernization" program that will charge for parking at GO stations and hope to provide new ways to access the system—without a car.
The Globe and Mail
January 22, 2020, 6am PST
The "Miracle on 14th Street" continues.
AM New York
January 20, 2020, 9am PST
In case anyone was getting carried away with the idea of fare-free transit, the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County has some cold water to pour on the conversation.
Houston Chronicle
January 16, 2020, 6am PST
The public got its first taste of the ambitions of the Project Connect transit plan in the state capital of Texas.
KXAN
January 15, 2020, 5am PST
A 37-mile commuter rail line under study in North Carolina could connect cities Raleigh, Cary, and Durham in North Carolina, but the system will cost a pretty penny, and it will have to succeed where light rail previously failed.
The News & Observer
January 8, 2020, 10am PST
The Eno Center for Transportation is answering long-overdue calls for more information about the well documented costs of transit investments in the United States.
Eno Center for Transportation
January 8, 2020, 7am PST
Yonah Freemark gives less-than-stellar marks for the transit investments of U.S. cities in the 2010s.
theTransportPolitic