Public Transit

January 10, 2017, 11am PST
The Federal Transit Authority is calling the Detroit Department of Transportation in from the cold.
Detroit Free Press
January 8, 2017, 1pm PST
The California Environmental Quality Act-mandated review process for a proposed bus rapid transit project in San Francisco took 13 years to complete.
San Francisco Examiner
January 8, 2017, 5am PST
Subway trains and WiFi access aren't mutually exclusive in New York City.
New York Daily News
January 1, 2017, 9am PST
All good transit wonks have an opinion on proof of payment.
Wired
December 28, 2016, 1pm PST
Cities using Uber to supplement or replace public transit may find their dependence on the service detrimental to their cities, when prices rise and alternatives aren't available.
Slate
December 20, 2016, 5am PST
The D.C. Streetcar wraps up 2016 with positive news for its ridership numbers, as well as a positive effect on the nearby transit system.
Greater Greater Washington
December 19, 2016, 10am PST
Austin planners are considering a law designed to ensure bus service performance by requiring drivers to allow buses to merge after making a stop, but transit advocates point to a body of research that casts doubt on the efficacy of such laws.
Austin Monitor
December 16, 2016, 11am PST
A tough decision that has been on the table since the summer has now been made official by the WMATA's board of directors.
The Washington Post
December 16, 2016, 6am PST
Everett, Massachusetts, home to many transit users, is getting a bus lane in the hopes of speeding transit during the morning rush hour.
The Boston Globe
December 15, 2016, 7am PST
A proposal to extend the First Hill Streetcar along Broadway in Capitol Hill has lost the support of some of its key stakeholders and now looks very much in doubt.
Capital Hill Seattle Blog
December 14, 2016, 11am PST
When Houston reworked their bus system they emphasized frequency and simplicity. The results have been a bump in ridership, though some complain the system sacrificed coverage and equity to make those gains.
Texas Star Tribune
December 11, 2016, 1pm PST
The Internet of Things will continue to be a concern for cities, the ransomeware that struck the San Francisco transit system could have been much worse. A future attack will be.
Wired
December 11, 2016, 11am PST
Uber and D.C. Metro are partnering in new ways as the transit agency deals with fallout from its SafeTrack repair program.
WAMU
December 9, 2016, 12pm PST
Private companies involved in Boston and Denver rail travel are facing increasingly large fines for service failures, and some are going unpaid.
Governing
December 6, 2016, 1pm PST
The victory for homeless and very low-income transit riders is a reminder of the importance of grassroots organizing.
Seattle Transit Blog
November 30, 2016, 9am PST
Fifteen municipal or regional bus services in Los Angeles County that receive funding from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be among the first to benefit from a newly approved transportation sales tax.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
November 28, 2016, 8am PST
Capital Bikeshare's ridership numbers are benefitting from delays and other service constraints resulting from WMATA's SafeTrack maintenance program.
The Washington Post
November 25, 2016, 11am PST
As the MTA repairs Hurricane Sandy-related damage to train transit, advocates look for solution to a coming transit crunch.
Politico
November 22, 2016, 5am PST
Members of the Sierra Club and the Young Democrats of University of Washington come together to advocate more dense zoning in one of Seattle's most transit accessible neighborhoods.
The Stranger
November 20, 2016, 7am PST
A key commercial corridor connecting Oakland and Fremont in the East Bay Area is due for a dramatic transformation in the form of a new Bus Rapid Transit line.
East Bay Times