Public Transit

October 7, 2016, 12pm PDT
Transit consultant Jarrett Walker argues that Uber's ads betray dark aspirations for the future of transit.
Human Transit
October 3, 2016, 1pm PDT
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority returned to a normal commute schedule today, after making sufficient repairs to new trains that didn't start on the right track.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
September 17, 2016, 9am PDT
One of the key assumptions of a new partnership between the planning and public health professions is that transit encourages more active mobility than possible with a car-centric lifestyle. But new research casts doubt on those assumptions.
CityLab
September 12, 2016, 6am PDT
Parking lots hurting for cars, garages being converted to storage, corporate headquarters moving from edge city to center city—these are some of things happening in U.S. cities that hold promise for change, writes former SPUR ED Jim Chappell.
UrbDeZine
September 9, 2016, 9am PDT
The Transport Politic has announced the new Transport Databook, with is a kind of treasure trove of data.
the transport politic
September 9, 2016, 5am PDT
The MBTA Excuse Generator probably won't work on your boss, but it does provide humorously imaginative reasons for why your train made you late to work.
The Boston Globe
September 4, 2016, 5am PDT
Good news for transit riders in Detroit—new buses and 24-hour routes are coming soon.
The Detroit Free Press
September 2, 2016, 9am PDT
Subsidizing rides through the companies has turned out to be cheaper than running bus routes in some places.
Skift
August 27, 2016, 7am PDT
A small public transit company serving the East Bay will be the first in California to conduct a pilot project to use transportation network companies and taxis to service low density areas of Dublin in Alameda County.
KQED News
August 25, 2016, 9am PDT
In cities like New York where multiple transit operators serve the same travelers, nothing compels those operators to work together. This isolation can result in embarrassing inefficiencies.
the transport politic
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 21, 2016, 5am PDT
Transit investments in Marion County, Indiana, could be funded through a proposed increase of income taxes. The proposed funding referendum has the backing, and the phone-banking, of a coalition of local church congregations.
Indystar
Blog post
August 3, 2016, 5am PDT
The new Republican Party Platform wants to stop spending federal fuel tax funds on walking, cycling, and public transit. That would be unfair and inefficient.
Todd Litman
July 27, 2016, 9am PDT
Akron Metro RTA recently announced the details of an overhaul of its bus system—the reorganization will affect every one of the system's 36 fixed bus routes.
Akron Beacon Journal
July 27, 2016, 5am PDT
What was thought to be a temporary end to late night weekend service could become a permanent reality on the tracks of Metrorail.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
July 26, 2016, 9am PDT
A UK blogger argues that transportation infrastructure planning is informed too heavily by the kinds of trips men tend to make.
Streetsblog USA
July 25, 2016, 1pm PDT
The New York MTA has chosen the "remove-the-band-aid-quickly" strategy for its plans to repair the L Train line from Brooklyn to Manhattan.
The New York Times
July 24, 2016, 7am PDT
Not everyone is buying in to the city of Columbus' vision for the future of transportation.
Grist
July 16, 2016, 7am PDT
One of the great, looming questions of transportation is whether transportation network companies will complement or compete with transit. A recent promotion moves toward the compete end of the spectrum.
The Huffington Post
July 10, 2016, 7am PDT
Bike advocates have Copenhagen to provide a real-world case study of a multi-modal vision of the future. It's time bus advocates had their own exemplar.
City Observatory