Mass Transit

October 23, 2010, 5am PDT
Is there a difference between the two most common fare structures in public transit?
TheCityFix
September 29, 2010, 1pm PDT
Is the isolation of personal rapid transit truly viable for mass transit?
TheCityFix
September 14, 2010, 9am PDT
When the link between transit operators and real estate developers was severed in the early 20th century, transit became both unprofitable and unresponsive to market demand, and land value-lowering MTA cuts are just one example, says Stephen Smith.
Market Urbanism
August 20, 2010, 12pm PDT
Recent MTA budget cuts have forced New York City to axe a few of its bus routes, but they've had the effect of spurring a new wave of private bus initiatives.
Market Urbanism
August 9, 2010, 8am PDT
Major hubs of transportation and logistics are planning major capital investments in Southern California over the next several years.
The Planning Report
August 7, 2010, 9am PDT
The current norm of commuting, which happens all at once and too often by car, is placing too much stress on our infrastructure, our resources and even our emotional health. Melissa Lafsky reports how the structure of our workdays could be changed.
Infrastructurist
August 2, 2010, 5am PDT
With 420km of network, Shanghai's metro overtook the London Underground, which has a total of 402km. But the rate of expansion is more impressive: the first line was constructed in only 1995 and it is still expanding.
Bricoleurbanism
July 24, 2010, 1pm PDT
"London's councils seem set on continuing the imbalance between the city center and outer suburbs, where the former supplies most of the jobs, and the latter most of the residents." Joe Peach reports on economic potential of suburban independence.
The Global Urbanist
July 2, 2010, 5am PDT
A recent study shows that traffic fatality rates are lower for children in areas where public transit is widely used.
TheCityFix DC
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.
the transport politic
June 26, 2010, 11am PDT
In the face of an $800 million budget gap, the MTA just blinked, closing the W and V lines on Friday night. More than 30 bus routes are also scheduled to close in an effort to save $93 million.
Associated Press
June 3, 2010, 8am PDT
<em>National Journal</em> asks its panel of transportation experts whether mass transit agencies really deserve $2 billion in emergency operating aid.
National Journal
April 16, 2010, 7am PDT
Last Thursday, Las Vegas broke ground on the ACE Green Line, a new BRT corridor that will connect downtown Las Vegas and Henderson.
TheCityFix.com
April 6, 2010, 7am PDT
Thanks in part to federal grants, wheelchair-accessible taxi service is available in most major American cities - San Francisco, L.A., Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., but not in Philadelphia, where the issue is stalled in the statehouse.
Philadelphia Daily News
Blog post
November 5, 2009, 10am PST
Over the next few months, Congress will continue to debate health insurance reform, and in particular, whether to create a "public option"- a government-financed insurance company which would compete with private
health insurers.  Opponents of the public option fear that the government package might drive private insurers out of business.  Are such concerns legitimate? American transportation history may give ammunition to both supporters and opponents of the public option. 
Michael Lewyn
June 11, 2009, 12pm PDT
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council will unveil a new plan for growth and preservation in Greater Boston, which calls for a new pattern of development based on "Smart Growth".
The Boston Globe
June 10, 2009, 10am PDT
The second passenger rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River will link New Jersey with New York and will also double the capacity on the nation's busiest rail corridor.
CNN
June 8, 2009, 8am PDT
The Metro's Rail Management Committee of East Valley is considering trading the naming rights of light rail stations for revenue.
East Valley Tribune
June 5, 2009, 7am PDT
The solution to transportation problems in New York lies not just with the city and the state, but also with the federal government.
DMI BLOG
May 29, 2009, 5am PDT
Mayor Karl Dean of Nashville, TN spoke yesterday about his belief that the area needs a regional transit system, and now. Said Dean, "We need to be bold, not afraid and push forward fast."
The Tennessean