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Transit Planning

5 hours ago
The "Miracle on 14th Street" continues.
AM New York
2 days ago
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
6 days ago
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
January 7, 2020, 10am PST
A new plan to add significant space for new tracks and platforms at Penn Station would require demolishing a whole city block in Manhattan.
The New York Times
January 6, 2020, 10am PST
Bus lanes covered in a red carpet of paint are gaining popularity in urban areas, but only with a very tentative kind of approval from federal regulators. Red bus lanes took a big, but not final, step toward full regulatory approval in December.
The Washington Post
January 5, 2020, 9am PST
With an aggressive plan to build out numerous public transit lines in time for the 2028 Olympics, local officials are scrambling to fill funding gaps as prices continue to rise and catch planners and officials by surprise.
Los Angeles Times
December 26, 2019, 1pm PST
Light rail, bus rapid transit, subway cell service, and more.
WAMU
December 25, 2019, 9am PST
The changes to 14th Street in Manhattan have proven innovative ideas about bus priority and congestion relief.
Streetfilms via Vimeo
December 23, 2019, 2pm PST
Federal funding for Sound Transit's Federal Way Link extension and a new transit-oriented land use plan are changing the future of Federal Way.
The Urbanist
December 19, 2019, 8am PST
A county commissioner is asking for a study of fare-free transit programs in Kansas City and Salt Lake City to inform the potential implementation fo a similar program in the South Florida county.
Miami Today
December 17, 2019, 12pm PST
A plan to widen Interstate 270 in Maryland was approved earlier this year under the condition that the state also study a plan to build a monorail along the route.
Greater Greater Washington
December 16, 2019, 10am PST
A feasibility analysis published today estimates costs and benefits for the still-unproven Hyperloop technology, as envisioned for a route connecting Cleveland and Chicago.
The Plain Dealer
December 14, 2019, 9am PST
The Streetfilms team visited to Los Angeles to check out the temporary bus-only lane on Flower Street for lessons in freeing buses from car traffic.
Streetfilms via Vimeo
December 14, 2019, 7am PST
Why isn't more being done to reduce transit construction costs in the United States?
Marginal Revolution
December 6, 2019, 11am PST
A team of experts suggests that a rebranding and potentially a new entity to oversee construction will be necessary to finish phase two fo the Transbay transit center.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 5, 2019, 1pm PST
Curbed Los Angeles takes a tour of the Crenshaw Line, currently doing test runs in Los Angeles and Inglewood and expected to open to the public in summer or fall 2020.
Curbed Los Angeles
December 4, 2019, 12pm PST
A program championed by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot to speed up bus service has new monentum from funding provided by Chicago's new fee on ride-hailing trips.
Streetsblog Chicago