Transit Stations

Yellow bus shelter with one young person sitting on bench at night.

Study: How To Make Transit Safer

A new report recommends boosting ‘ambassador programs,’ improving reliability and frequency, and supporting more anti-harassment initiatives.

October 26, 2023 - Streetsblog San Francisco

A conceptual rendering of new buildings around the Huntington Metro station in Virginia.

A New Transit Oriented Vision for Fairfax County, Virginia

A new transit station area plan is reaching the finishing line for the Huntington Metro station, serving the WMATA’s Yellow Line in Northern Virginia.

November 30, 2022 - FFX Now

MARTA Station

$300 Million in Train Station Improvements Coming to Atlanta

Work on MARTA's Rail Station Rehabilitation Program will continue over several years, with some big changes for Downtown Atlanta included in the plan.

November 18, 2021 - Urbanize Atlanta

Lynx Light Rail

New Light Rail Station Coming to Charlotte

A new station will be added to the Lynx Blue Line light rail route in a quickly growing, industrial part of the city.

September 15, 2021 - The Charlotte Observer

Manhattan Penn Station

Massive Empire Station Complex Project to Revamp Penn Station Area Moves Forward

The proposed Empire Station Complex project would link an upgraded Penn Station, the newly opened Moynihan Train Hall, and a tentative new terminal one block south of Penn Station.

February 25, 2021 - 6sqft

Seattle Protected Bike Lane

Bike and Pedestrian Improvements Proposed for Seattle Light Rail Stations

Anticipating the opening of two new stations in 2024, the Seattle Department of Transportation released a study prioritizing bike infrastructure in the surrounding areas.

January 25, 2021 - Seattle Bike Blog

New Bus Station

Roanoke Finds a Planning Work Around to Approve New Transit Station

With Planning Commission approval in hand, the Roanoke City Council will soon consider a controversial proposal for a new transit station in the city's downtown.

November 11, 2020 - The Roanoke Times

Portland, Oregon

Portland Transit Station to Get Multi-Modal Mixed-Use Overhaul

The regional transit agency for Portland, Oregon is working on a development plan that would drastically multiple the planning considerations at a local transit station.

September 1, 2020 - Bike Portland

New York City Transit Station

Ranking the Plans to Remake Penn Station

There have been many attempts to redesign Penn Station, but not all of them were created equal.

February 2, 2020 - New York

Wheelchair Ramp

A Look at Accessibility in Atlanta

A wheelchair user describes what it's like to travel on Atlanta streets and on the city's public transit system.

December 28, 2019 - Atlanta

Commuter Rail

New Train Station in North Bay Brings Commuters One Step Closer to S.F.

The new Larkspur Station on the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) system brings commuters much closer to a ferry across the bay.

December 8, 2019 - San Francisco Chronicle

Philadelphia Transit Station Rendering

A New, Old Transit Station in Philadelphia

Planners in Philadelphia believe that the Franklin Square Station will achieve higher ridership figures than when the station closed 40 years ago, thanks to numerous large developments in the area.

November 16, 2019 - WHYY

Rock Island Line

Another New Commuter Rail Station for Chicago's South Side Transit Deserts

A South Side Chicago neighborhood with a history of neglect and disinvestment will soon be adding a new train station on the regional commuter system.

October 2, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

Transbay Transit Center

Cracked Beams Repaired, Commuters Return to San Francisco's Transbay Terminal

After a ten-month closure necessary after inspectors found cracked beams in the Transbay transit terminal mere weeks after opening, regular bus operations finally returned to the $2.2 billion facility earlier this week.

August 16, 2019 - San Francisco Chronicle

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Revealed: Plans for Makeover of the World's Busiest Bus Terminal

The Port Authority Bus Terminal, described as the busiest bus terminal in the world, is due for a makeover, due to its "ragged" appearance and importance to the economy of the New York and New Jersey.

May 24, 2019 - Politico

Metro STation

New App Helps Drivers Find Parking Spots at Transit Stations

It's only one step in a multi-modal journey, but parking at a transit station can be quite a hassle.

March 14, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Parking Fee Pilot Project Extended for D.C. Metro

A parking experiment will continue at transit stations in the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) system.

July 17, 2018 - WTOP

L Train

Revealed: A New Green Line Station for Chicago

An international design firm has completed the planned designs for a new transit station in the city of Chicago.

July 10, 2018 - Chicago Tribune

George Washington Bridge Bus Station Reopens After Delayed Renovation

The George Washington Bridge Bus Station should have reopened at the end of 2016, but now that it is, a lot of weary commuters have received a huge quality of life improvement.

May 21, 2017 -

Penn Station Interior

Cuomo Has a Unique Opportunity with Penn Station

The disastrous state of the country's most busy transit station presents an opportunity to make big improvements.

May 4, 2017 - The New York Times

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