January 4, 2011, 5am PST
Yonah Freemark over at the Transport Politic presents an exhaustive catalog of openings and construction of new transit in the U.S., from the Wickford Junction Commuter Rail Extension in Rhode Island to Phase 1A of the Expo Line in Los Angeles.
December 7, 2010, 7am PST
A new 28-mile expansion makes the city's system is the largest in the nation, but is it actually changing travel habits? Yonah Freemark investigates.
November 21, 2010, 7am PST
Expansion of transit has helped fuel a boost in ridership over the last decade in Charlotte. But with falling tax revenues, the city looks unlikely to be able to continue its planned transit growth.
November 13, 2010, 7am PST
After a year of outreach and research, Indy Connect has published its report yesterday outlining recommendations for the next 25 years of public transit expenditure. They call for $2.4 billion on transit and $8.4 on road expansion and maintenance.
October 29, 2010, 7am PDT
Yonah Freemark looks at how to increase rail ridership without adding trains.
October 10, 2010, 1pm PDT
Yonah Freemark reports that there are more politically palatable ways to ease traffic congestion than congestion pricing.
September 23, 2010, 9am PDT
Republicans are taking a strong position against high-speed rail funding, and with the increasing likelihood that November will see a strong showing from the GOP the national HSR plan could be in serious jeopardy.
September 20, 2010, 6am PDT
Governor Chris Christie's moratorium on new contracts may signal trouble even though construction is underway.
September 17, 2010, 11am PDT
New York City plans a new route to fill a void in rail coverage through south Brooklyn. But will the alignment of the tracks and the ancient cars planned to run on them maximise capacity?
September 3, 2010, 10am PDT
An extensive 96-mile network of rapid transit lines connecting Paris' poorer outer-ring suburbs, on hold since it was proposed a year ago because of its considerable cost, takes a step closer to realization.
July 29, 2010, 8am PDT
Yonah Freemark looks at the plan for a new streetcar line on St. Louis' Loop, and concludes that the project is a valuable addition to the city more for the economic boost it will bring than the increased mobility it will bring.
July 16, 2010, 1pm PDT
A $10 billion dollar spending spree will improve transit in Cordoba and Buenos Aires, but also between Argentina and neighboring Bolivia. "Funds come from the China Development Bank and will require a 15% match from the Argentinian government."
July 1, 2010, 8am PDT
Yonah Freemark explains how Barcelona has managed to get a better deal for its new metro extension than those in New York and Los Angeles.
June 26, 2010, 9am PDT
Philadelphia is considering renaming a stop on the Broad Street Subway 'AT&T Station' for $3 million. With transit agencies hurting, is this a solution or a sell-out?
May 16, 2010, 11am PDT
This post from <em>The Transport Politic</em> tracks the growth and planned expansion of rapid transit projects all across China
April 15, 2010, 9am PDT
Funding seems locked for a planned streetcar line in Detroit, but some locals argue that what the metro region really needs is a wider-reaching bus rapid transit system. <em>The Transport Politic</em> profiles the proposals.
March 22, 2010, 2pm PDT
Austin's Capital MetroRail Red Line opens today after two years of delay and budget overruns. Intended as a showcase line, Yonah Freemark claims the line will see very few riders.
March 18, 2010, 5am PDT
Too much, too fast, is the analysis from The Transport Politic. Based on a voter-approved, Nov, 2003 plan funded by a one-cent sales tax, the transit plus HOV/HOT conversion plan has run into funding problems. This article focuses on LRT expansion.
March 12, 2010, 7am PST
China has announced plans to extend its high speed rail network Wetsward across the continent, connecting its eastern shores to Europe.
March 8, 2010, 9am PST
<em>The Transport Politic</em> details the City of New York's plans for a citywide busway on 34th Street.