Travel Times

14th Street Busway New York City

Is N.Y.C.’s 14th Street Busway the Future of Transportation?

The success of the busway project could point to a longer-term shift away from planning and design strategies that favor cars.

February 9, 2020 - Curbed

Interstate Freeway System

Sound Transit's Stride BRT to Bring Additional Time Savings

An expansion of Interstate 405 in the Seattle region will include bus rapid transit stations that will allow vehicles to travel even faster along the new transit corridor.

February 4, 2020 - The Urbanist

Highway 290 Construction

New HOT Lanes Open in Houston

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County opened a new segment of HOT lanes, open to carpools and toll paying solo drivers, on U.S. 290 in Houston this week.

December 17, 2019 - Houston Chronicle

Portland Bus Lane

Dedicated Bus Lanes Beating Congestion in Portland

The Portland experience builds the case for dedicated bus lanes as an effective method of congestion mitigation.

December 3, 2019 - BikePortland

Los Angeles Metro Bus

No Quick Fixes for L.A.’s Transit Ridership Woes

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.

July 14, 2019 - Los Angeles Times


Boston Bus Lanes Improving Commute Times and Reliability

Data from the Boston area shows that dedicated bus lanes are helping to get buses moving.

July 9, 2019 - WBUR

Orange Line Bus

Thinking Outside of the Transit Box in L.A.

Metro is analyzing new geolocational data to look beyond conventional understandings of travel behavior.

May 2, 2019 - Wired

Painted Bus Lane

Tactical Transit Lanes Offer Big Bang for the Buck

The bus lanes can be installed quickly, requiring minimal time and resources and offering a good return on investment, says a new report.

March 8, 2019 - CityLab


MBTA Will Move to Proof-of-Payment System

A new plan will phase out cash fare payments on buses and trolleys, but many of the details are still up in the air.

March 6, 2019 - The Boston Globe

Mission Street Bus Lane San Francisco

Bus-Only Lanes in San Francisco Show Impressive Results

Bus lanes along a primary transit corridor have sped up travel times and point to the potential for major citywide improvements.

January 24, 2019 - The Bay City Beacon

Bike Commuting

Delivery Algorithm Decides: Cycling Is Faster Than Driving

When it comes to food delivery, every second counts.

November 12, 2018 - Forbes

King Streetcar, Toronto

With Transit Signal Priority Back On, Streetcars Moving Faster in Toronto

A pilot project in downtown Toronto shows improvements in travel times after the signal priority system is reactivated.

September 12, 2018 - The Globe and Mail


How Many Days of Your Life Will Be Spent Commuting?

Follow up question: Are you sure you want to know the answer to the first question?

August 31, 2018 - Educated Driver

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority

Speeding Up Trains and Improving Traffic Safety in San Jose

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.

July 3, 2018 - The Mercury News


If Traffic Costs Americans Billions, What About Waiting for Coffee?

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.

April 20, 2018 - City Observatory

Highway Interchange

Do Shorter Travel Times Really Justify Highway Expansions?

It all depends on one thing: How much are travelers willing to pay for a shorter trip?

February 12, 2017 - City Observatory

DC Pope Visit

How the Pope's Visit Reduced Traffic in Washington, D.C.

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.

November 12, 2015 - The Washington Post

Minneapolis Celebration

Why Is Minneapolis Growing Faster Than Chicago?

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?

April 22, 2015 - Metropolitan Planning Council

200 Years of Faster Travel Times

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.

March 11, 2015 - Vox

Paris Metro Train

The Value of Fast Transit—Under Construction in Paris

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.

July 24, 2014 - the transport politic

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University of New Mexico - School of Architecture & Planning

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