Transit Planning

15 hours ago
A light rail extension that will reach South Phoenix took a crucial step forward last week.
KJZZ
3 days ago
2017 will be a big year for transit openings around North America. What will come in the years to follow has a lot to do with the Trump Administration.
the transport politic
6 days ago
The cities of West Sacramento and Sacramento have high hopes for a streetcar line planned for some of the most beautiful and urban neighborhoods in the region. The Trump Administration could still change the course of the project, however.
The Sacramento Bee
December 12, 2016, 12pm PST
In PlanPhilly, a discussion on Jarrett Walker's brand of humanities-infused transit planning. The wonky stuff is all well and good, but in the end it's all about simple access and freedom of movement.
PlanPhilly
November 22, 2016, 12pm PST
The New York MTA isn't the only transit system to spend valuable time evaluating ways to evaluate service, and it certainly won't be the last. TransitCenter suggests one metric to end these kinds of debates.
TransitCenter
November 11, 2016, 11am PST
The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority and the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee adopted the most comprehensive and expansive version of the nMotion plan. Now they have to fund all those big ideas.
The Tennessean
November 11, 2016, 5am PST
The Mini Metro transit planning game has been around in all its simple and frustrating glory for a few years now, but it only recently became available as a mobile app.
The Verge
November 7, 2016, 12pm PST
A long-delayed decision by the National Park Service and the Federal Highway Administration removes the final regulatory obstacle for the construction of a new Metro station in Alexandria, Virginia.
The Washington Post
October 29, 2016, 5am PDT
Advocacy groups in the Dayton, Ohio region have found repeated reasons to push malls and the RTA transit system for improved access to malls. Lawsuits and federal mandates have ensued.
Dayton Daily News
October 26, 2016, 2pm PDT
The DART Board decided to move forward with a financial plan that funds both the Cotton Belt light rail line and the D2 subway.
Dallas News
October 24, 2016, 11am PDT
Details are emerging about the how and where of a proposed a bus rapid transit (BRT) connection between Downtown Pittsburgh and Oakland.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 13, 2016, 12pm PDT
The Dallas City Council picked a side with regard to the D2 line (it prefers a subway to above ground light rail) and the proposed Cotton Belt line (it can wait).
Dallas Observer
October 12, 2016, 7am PDT
The Cleveland Plain Dealer lays out the complicated path toward a regional transit system similar to Chicago's in the Cleveland area. The call for reform comes as existing transit is cutting service and raising fares.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
September 26, 2016, 8am PDT
Middle Tennessee expects 1 million new people to move to the region by 2040. The new nMotion plan, adopted late last week, proposes a regional transit system to accommodate the region's future.
The Tennessean
September 9, 2016, 12pm PDT
Planners in San Francisco have completed a public outreach process called Subway Vision. The goal is to create a framework for subway expansion in the city.
KQED
September 4, 2016, 7am PDT
Regional and county agencies figured out a way to move forward with the Southwest light rail plan without the help of the politically divided state. That could mean the state has time to climb on board by next year's legislative session.
MinnPost
August 24, 2016, 6am PDT
Downtown Dallas could have an embarrassment of riches on its hands, if it figures out how to make plans for a Downtown streetcar coordinate well with a new Downtown light rail route.
The Dallas Morning News
August 22, 2016, 1pm PDT
Republicans in Minnesota are ready to put the final nail in the coffin of the proposed Southwest light rail project, which would connect downtown Minneapolis to Eden Prairie.
MinnPost
August 20, 2016, 5am PDT
Climate change dominated the news this week, as flooding wreaked unfathomable havoc on the state of Louisiana.
Planetizen
August 18, 2016, 10am PDT
The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority and the Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee announced the details of a new 25-year strategic plan.
The Tennessean