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New data technology has made it possible to measure transit equity in ways that were impossible before. TransitCenter is making good use of the new capabilities.
June 14, 2021, 11am PDT
The answer is "Yes!" for Kenny Uong who is passionate about L.A.'s buses and trains, knows how to get around without a car, and hopes to inspire others to do the same.
Los Angeles Times
June 7, 2021, 8am PDT
A group of 12 leading transit experts debriefed on the consequences of the pandemic for public transit, and proposed a future that centers public transit as a tool for economic recovery and righting the past wrongs of the planning profession.
June 1, 2021, 8am PDT
Despite slowing population growth statewide, officials believe the region will "grow into" the new rail system if cities promote dense development around transit stations.
San Diego Union-Tribune
May 25, 2021, 6am PDT
The world's most famous, and influential, bus rapid transit system, which served 2.4 million riders a day in Bogotá in the days before the pandemic, offers lessons in transit planning and management as it enters its third decade.
May 24, 2021, 9am PDT
A recently appointed councilmember threw a wrench into hard fought local negotiations over a planned bus rapid transit that passes through the Los Angeles neighborhood of Eagle Rock.
Los Angeles Times
May 23, 2021, 11am PDT
Critics panned new renderings for the 28th Street/Little Portugal station on the planned BART extension into San Jose.
The Mercury News
May 18, 2021, 5am PDT
An ambitious plan hatched during the pandemic in New York City would have copied the success of the 14th Street Busway. The city has slowly retreated from the plan's original scope since the announcement of the plan in June 2020.
The City
May 13, 2021, 5am PDT
A key piece of the funding required to achieve Ontario Premier Doug Ford's vision for an expanded subway system in Greater Toronto Area clicked into place this week.
The Star
May 4, 2021, 5am PDT
A big piece of the process of reopening New York City for business is scheduled for May 17, but numerous challenges remain in getting the city that never sleeps back on track.
The New York Times
April 26, 2021, 7am PDT
Transit planning is land use planning and land use planning is transit planning.
Mass Transit
April 18, 2021, 7am PDT
Despite the temporary victory for transit advocates in Indianapolis, the battle over transit funding continuous in the Indiana General Assembly.
April 15, 2021, 12pm PDT
A plan to integrate the various regional transit providers in the San Francisco Bay Area could be the key to winning back transit riders in the post-pandemic world.
The Mercury News
April 13, 2021, 6am PDT
Flush with federal stimulus cash and angling for more, planners in Atlanta will explore alignment for a potential rail transit connection to the Beltline.
Urbanize Atlanta
Blog post
April 8, 2021, 6am PDT
The significance of the Biden administration's expansive view of infrastructure is reflected in the flood of commentary published in the week since the public's first look at the American Jobs Plan.
James Brasuell
April 7, 2021, 12pm PDT
The Board of Directors for the Regional Transportation District has given a preliminary green light to accelerate planning work on the B Line extension from Denver to Boulder and Longmont.
CPR News
April 6, 2021, 8am PDT
The proposed changes to plans for a bus rapid transit route on Colorado Boulevard are an attempt to compromise between competing community concerns.
Urbanize Los Angeles
April 1, 2021, 5am PDT
The city of Boston will undertake an experiment about how to center public transit as an economic recovery tool.
Smart Cities Dive
March 29, 2021, 12pm PDT
Public transit cities around the world are operating well below pre-pandemic ridership levels, with many cutting service and no real clear idea about how and when a recovery will begin.
The New York Times
March 26, 2021, 7am PDT
The Dallas City Council kept the d2 subway plan on track with a vote this week.
D Magazine