July 16, 2015, 8am PDT
A new Mineta Transportation Institute study finds significant, measurable net benefits from U.S. public transit services.
Mineta Transportation Institute
July 6, 2015, 9am PDT
It's no secret that Millennials will use alternate modes when they're available and accessible. It's also no secret that adapting streets to those modes—and using them—can be a bargain.
July 6, 2015, 8am PDT
No one in the business doubts that autonomous vehicles will have some role to play in the future of transit. But right now, questions abound and answers are still only speculative.
May 15, 2015, 12pm PDT
Darnell Grisby makes the case for focusing on ridership and boardings (rather than travel time) and clarifying joint development rules to better facilitate transit oriented development and transit oriented communities.
March 19, 2015, 5am PDT
Planners can do a better job communicating the benefits of high quality public transit and transit-oriented development. We can learn from marketing professionals—it's time to channel Don Draper.
November 20, 2014, 9am PST
A new report, "Subsidizing Traffic Congestion: The Multibillion-Dollar Tax Subsidy That’s Making Your Commute Worse," was released earlier this week by TransitCenter and Frontier Group.
November 17, 2014, 1pm PST
Current commuter benefits favor employees driving to work instead of taking public transportation, despite years of advocacy and lobbying efforts in Congress.
September 20, 2014, 11am PDT
For years, San Francisco has set aside transit-only lanes. However, with a fresh coat of red paint, the city has seen significant service improvements.
Greater Greater Washington
May 6, 2014, 7am PDT
In the celebratory spirit of Cinco de Mayo, Scott Doyon invites you to let your freak flag fly.
April 28, 2014, 5am PDT
On Urban-Think Tank, a design firm working at the intersection of architecture and urbanism to further environmental justice.
January 7, 2014, 10am PST
Despite steady increases in ridership since opening in 2007, a proposed expansion of the Lane Transit District’s EmX bus rapid transit system between Eugene and Springfield is meeting local resistance.
January 3, 2014, 6am PST
A new study claims that public transit does not reduce traffic congestion. It is a good example of how not to evaluate this impact. When measured correctly, high quality transit is found to reduce congestion and increase transport system efficiency.
December 18, 2013, 8pm PST
Critics claim that public transit projects consistently exceed their budget projections and fail to meet ridership targets, based on old research. New analysis indicates that recent transit services generally perform better than predicted.
April 3, 2013, 6am PDT
Realizing that overly controlled environments rarely breed the kind of innovation and culture that make cities great, Scott Doyon gets down with the funky and unpredictable.
October 26, 2012, 12pm PDT
In a landmark ruling issued last week, the Delhi High Court upheld the use of New Delhi's streets for a 5.6-kilometer bus rapid transit corridor, in a blow to auto owners seeking have it removed for use by all traffic, including private vehicles.
July 15, 2012, 9am PDT
Not only are transit systems subsidized, but so are America's roads. While some advocate for the reduction of road subsidies to better incentivize transit use, Josh Barro argues for more effective ways to make mass transit work better.
July 6, 2012, 9am PDT
A common criticism of streetcars are their relative slow speed combined with high capital and operating costs. Still, streetcars are being constructed in both large in small cities to help incentivize development.
May 13, 2012, 9am PDT
With more than a quarter of disabled Americans who are unable to leave their homes prevented from doing so by transportation difficulties, Sarah Laskow argues it's time for cities to move beyond ADA.
February 5, 2012, 5am PST
Urban Planning Professor David King has found that rather than working in competition, taxi cabs actually augment public transit networks.
February 2, 2012, 10am PST
Gendered Innovations, a Stanford University project devoted to gender analysis, has revealed that miscategorization has obscured the fact that women ride public transit much more than previously believed, and much more than men.