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2 days ago
A new proposal would improve wait times for area buses and bring more households within walking distance to transit stops.
NOLA.com
4 days ago
The county of Henry, located in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA metropolitan statistical area, is updating its 30-year Transit Master Plan.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
5 days ago
The editorial board of the Los Angeles Times is unimpressed by a plan to build a monorail between the Westside and the San Fernando Valley in the city of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Times
Feature
5 days ago
How Detroit, historical home of the U.S. automotive industry, can create a culture of transit and the equitable transportation system its residents need.
David Gifford
February 18, 2021, 6am PST
With some of the highest per-mile costs in the world, the state wants more accountability for New York City's transit spending.
New York Daily News
February 17, 2021, 9am PST
It' down to two options for a rail transit connection over the Sepulveda Pass, following the path of Interstate 405 between the San Fernando Valley and the Westside of Los Angeles.
Urbanize LA
February 11, 2021, 12pm PST
The CEO of the Regional Transportation District speculated recently about whether a planned extension of the B Line to Boulder was necessary or desirable. The governor doesn't think the speculation was necessary or desirable.
CPR News
February 11, 2021, 5am PST
Even while dealing with the economic fallout of the pandemic, Amtrak is forging forward with plans to expand intercity rail passenger service around the country.
Albany Times Union
February 10, 2021, 12pm PST
The funding in the draft stimulus funding package making its way through Congress falls short of the total requested by the American Public Transportation Association, but would go a long way to helping transit agencies weather the pandemic.
TransitCenter
February 4, 2021, 12pm PST
The nation’s most populous state without an intercity passenger rail program could be the benefit of ambitions to expand the network of Amtrak service around the country.
All Aboard Ohio
February 4, 2021, 8am PST
Transit advocates are launching a new push for federal funding aid to increase service on existing transit routes.
TransitCenter
February 3, 2021, 5am PST
The Congressional Bike Caucus has reintroduced the Bikeshare Transit Act.
Streetsblog USA
February 1, 2021, 12pm PST
All the heavy rail, light rail, bus rapid transit, and commuter rail projects expected to open in North American in 2021.
theTransportPolitic
January 29, 2021, 7am PST
The first case study by the Transit Costs Project at New York University's Marron Institute offers a long awaited, and long necessary, glimpse into the bloated costs of construction in the United States.
City Journal
January 28, 2021, 10am PST
New intercity rail service is being planned for the desert reaches between Los Angeles and the Palm Springs area.
Progressive Railroading
January 28, 2021, 7am PST
Ridership on the nation's commuter rail services has plummeted more than other forms of transit during the pandemic. Serving a more affluent, professional ridership, commuter rail is looking more likely to face long-term cuts after the pandemic.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
January 27, 2021, 5am PST
A new survey reveals broad support for a less car-centric approach to capital investment in the city of New York.
Gothamist
January 22, 2021, 8am PST
Santa Clara County cities rebel against the agency's proposed plan to spend most of the Measure B funds on a Silicon Valley BART extension.
The Mercury News
January 12, 2021, 9am PST
Land values and construction costs have increased since voters approved the Sound Transit 3 ballot initiative.
The Seattle Times
January 12, 2021, 8am PST
Almost a year into the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Urban Institute assesses what we've learned about transportation equity—and what these lessons mean for the future.
Urban Institute