Transit Service

Blog post
May 14, 2019, 9am PDT

It's a popularity contest, sure, but it's our popularity contest.

James Brasuell
May 6, 2019, 12pm PDT
Innisfil, Ontario, decided to use Uber instead of starting bus service. The program took off but so have the costs, and now cutbacks need to be made.
CityLab
April 30, 2019, 7am PDT
New maps show demographic trends in voting after a March special election to expand MARTA in the Atlanta region.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 25, 2019, 2pm PDT
The city of Chicago will address some of the street configuration issues that plague bus service on its most-heavily used corridors.
Mass Transit
April 24, 2019, 8am PDT
A new interactive tool called Transit Insights offers access to the local trends of transit ridership.
TransitCenter
April 19, 2019, 1pm PDT
City's don't need vintage streetcars; cities need the frequency and convenience of service delivered by the streetcar lines from days past.
Mobility Lab
April 19, 2019, 12pm PDT
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is promising to speed the city's buses by 25 percent by next year.
Crain's New York Business
April 11, 2019, 11am PDT
A temporary bus/bike lane experiment could lead to permanent additions around the city.
The Chicago Tribune
March 14, 2019, 7am PDT
A Twitter account is broadcasting its findings about the mood of transit riders in Boston, in real time.
The Boston Globe
March 10, 2019, 5am PDT
One transit rider sings the praises of an experiment that allows Toronto transit riders a two-hour window of unlimited transfers on the TTC system.
The Star
December 20, 2018, 8am PST
The A and G Lines use GPS for their crossing gates, they claim that a new software patch and other improvements would resolve those issues and put the G line on schedule.
The Denver Post
December 12, 2018, 6am PST
The general manager of D.C. Metro wants to extend limited late night rail service, in place for two years, into 2019 and beyond. Metro board members have had enough.
DCist
December 8, 2018, 9am PST
A $25 million operating deficit will inspire some soul searching, and structural changes.
The Mercury News
December 8, 2018, 7am PST
A ballot initiative intended to solve the Toledo Area Transportation Authority's budget deficit didn't appear before voters in November, and now less bus service will cost more to ride.
The Toledo Blade
December 5, 2018, 8am PST
The data on select bus service (SBS) in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus system are definitive: with off-board payment and bus-only lanes, buses perform better and attract more riders.
The Spirit
November 26, 2018, 5am PST
A New York transit advocate says the MTA is entering a "death spiral" of reduced service and higher fares that will lead to fewer riders and then additional reduced service and higher fares.
The Guardian
November 9, 2018, 5am PST
The Save Safe Seconds program is testing the beleaguered subway system's signal timers.
New York Daily News
October 29, 2018, 11am PDT
For the first time in years, there is talk of expanding service on existing rail lines in the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) system.
The Washington Post
October 22, 2018, 8am PDT
The light rail line was supposed to improve transit to less accessible parts of the city, but service so far has been disappointing.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 19, 2018, 7am PDT
The common refrain is that transit is just better in other countries. However, the reasons why are more complex than initial impressions allow, providing important lessons for the United States.
CityLab