Transit Safety

November 13, 2018, 1pm PST
When women don’t feel safe using transit, they use other modes and end up paying the price.
Wired
October 23, 2018, 11am PDT
The de Blasio administration says they're committed to the Vision Zero goal of shrinking car ownership, but they don't seem to be doing much to slow its growth.
StreetsBlog NYC
January 29, 2018, 8am PST
Bus riders, comprising about three-quarters of Los Angeles Metro ridership, declined 21 percent since 2013, But it wasn't just bus routes—two light rail lines also lost riders.
Los Angeles Times
November 22, 2017, 10am PST
The DART Board of Directors has ordered the expansion of police and security patrols at transit stations in Dallas, while also considering investments in new surveillance technology on light rail lines.
DART Daily
September 10, 2017, 1pm PDT
In a controversy that recalls the ongoing debate about "free range children," B.C.'s Ministry of Children and Family Development is telling one family that their kids aren't old enough to ride the bus alone.
CTV News Vancouver
November 16, 2016, 5am PST
The Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA) recently launched a new campaign to combat sexual harassment and assault—especially toward some of the most marginalized members of the community.
Greater Greater Washington
May 15, 2016, 5am PDT
Imagine if the federal government treated road safety as seriously as it does transit safety.
City Observatory
April 12, 2016, 11am PDT
Mobility Lab has created a collection of animations and maps that show how Capital Bikesahre filled in some of the gaps for commuters when Metrorail shut down in March.
Mobility Lab
March 31, 2016, 5am PDT
Just a single day with D.C. Metro was bad, but it's possible the closures were just getting started.
The Washington Post
March 18, 2016, 8am PDT
The nation's second busiest subway system reopened as planned on Thursday at 5 a.m. after being shut down for safety reasons on Wednesday after fixing several electrical problems found in 26 areas during the inspection. Electrical problems hit BART.
The Washington Post
March 16, 2016, 11am PDT
At midnight last night, the Washington, D.C. region's trains stopped for a sudden, potentially alarming safety inspection. Commuters, rerouted and upset, were only given a day's notice of the impending systemwide shutdown.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
June 21, 2015, 5am PDT
Described as an unprecedented federal safety inspection of operations at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority produced 78 safety fixes for the system.
The Washington Post
April 12, 2015, 1pm PDT
A piece from Anchorage, Alaska discusses problems that can arise when planners don't address gender-based safety. Walkable, populated, well-lit streets and transit are the best remedy.
The Arctic Urbanophile
May 4, 2009, 7am PDT
A bill that passed the Oregon House last week directs TriMet to hire 'greeters' to work at light-rail stations.
The Oregonian