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Travel Times

July 14, 2019, 9am PDT
One of the largest transit systems in the country continues to lose large numbers of riders. But the causes behind the drop and the solutions to stop it are hard to pinpoint.
Los Angeles Times
July 9, 2019, 5am PDT
Data from the Boston area shows that dedicated bus lanes are helping to get buses moving.
WBUR
May 2, 2019, 10am PDT
Metro is analyzing new geolocational data to look beyond conventional understandings of travel behavior.
Wired
March 8, 2019, 7am PST
The bus lanes can be installed quickly, requiring minimal time and resources and offering a good return on investment, says a new report.
CityLab
March 6, 2019, 5am PST
A new plan will phase out cash fare payments on buses and trolleys, but many of the details are still up in the air.
The Boston Globe
January 24, 2019, 9am PST
Bus lanes along a primary transit corridor have sped up travel times and point to the potential for major citywide improvements.
The Bay City Beacon
November 12, 2018, 7am PST
When it comes to food delivery, every second counts.
Forbes
September 12, 2018, 11am PDT
A pilot project in downtown Toronto shows improvements in travel times after the signal priority system is reactivated.
The Globe and Mail
August 31, 2018, 11am PDT
Follow up question: Are you sure you want to know the answer to the first question?
Educated Driver
July 3, 2018, 2pm PDT
At-grade light rail has a hard time safely and efficiently traversing Downtown San Jose on Second Street. A new pilot project will look to improve the situation.
The Mercury News
April 20, 2018, 11am PDT
The folks over at City Observatory brew up a "Cappuccino Congestion Index" to show that anything can be shown to cost Americans vast sums of money.
City Observatory
February 12, 2017, 5am PST
It all depends on one thing: How much are travelers willing to pay for a shorter trip?
City Observatory
November 12, 2015, 12pm PST
Pope Francis' much-publicized visit to the capital in late September saw reductions in congestion and better travel times. Event-specific telecommuting policies and transit route changes appear responsible for the minor miracle.
The Washington Post
April 22, 2015, 8am PDT
The data shows Minneapolis recovered from the recession more quickly than Chicago. And its growth rates continue to surpass those of its larger neighbor. Why did this happen, and which policies deserve credit?
Metropolitan Planning Council
March 11, 2015, 2pm PDT
A post on Vox collects a series of maps from the "Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States" showing how travel times changed over the past 200 years of U.S. history.
Vox
July 24, 2014, 2pm PDT
The proposed Grand Paris Express program, which began construction this summer and is expected for completion in 2030, will serve 2 million people a day at "wildly fast speeds." Then there's light rail in the United States.
the transport politic
July 8, 2014, 7am PDT
A recently released tool for analyzing the efficiency of travel modes in cities around the country reveals that driving is almost always a better choice—at least in travel time—than transit.
The Washington Post - Wonkblog
June 28, 2014, 5am PDT
Want to know the fastest way to get where you're going? You Are Here has created a new visualization tool that shows you the fastest mode for your trip in 11 cities.
You Are Here