Transportation

June 7, 2017, 6am PDT
The number of "super commuters"—people who commute for over 90 minutes—is still a relatively small percentage of the country, but it's a number that's growing quickly. What does that mean about the economy?
Governing
June 6, 2017, 1pm PDT
A quick run down of Florida's existing bike share programs and a look at what's coming in 2017.
Modern Cities
June 6, 2017, 10am PDT
The Texas city is moving ahead on plans to refurbish its old trolleys into a 21st-century streetcar system. The aim is to resurrect an old route that traversed the border to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
Fast Company
June 6, 2017, 7am PDT
Chinese railcar-maker CRRC allowed the public a glimpse at its new "Autonomous Rail Transit" last week. The ART is more than just a bus.
People's Daily Online
June 5, 2017, 11am PDT
The county of El Paso and the state of Texas are partnering to install sidewalks in the city of Sparks. The project reveals a community enthusiastic about investments in pedestrian safety.
KFOX14
June 5, 2017, 7am PDT
Transit agencies from Washington to Florida are beginning to make the switch from diesel and natural gas-powered buses to battery electric buses, some faster than others.
Sierra Club Compass
June 5, 2017, 5am PDT
The city of Atlanta recently gained a windfall of transit funding revenue in the form of a half-cent sales tax. The question now becomes whether the city can maximize the $2.5 billion investment.
Streetsblog USA
June 4, 2017, 1pm PDT
L.A. County's transit agency runs a bikeshare program that so far has only been implemented in Downtown Los Angeles. The suburban city of Pasadena, however, will soon be a transit-oriented addition to the system.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
June 4, 2017, 9am PDT
Oregon lawmakers have proposed a new tax on the sale of bikes—if it passes it would be the first of its kind in the country.
knkx
June 4, 2017, 5am PDT
One big idea behind transit oriented residential developments is that residents will be liberated from their cars. New developments in Chicago are making sure residents won't be parking on streets to get the best of both worlds.
DNAinfo Chicago
June 3, 2017, 9am PDT
Orange County is dealing with falling transit use, and its transit authority is looking for ways to stay afloat.
Voice of Orange County
June 2, 2017, 11am PDT
Nothing comes easy for high-speed rail, or anything connected to it, as the agency that runs Caltrain learned in February. But now that a $647 million federal grant has been approved, $713 million in state bond funds will be directed to the project.
Los Angeles Times
June 2, 2017, 7am PDT
Staten Island is getting what appears to be the biggest trend in transit planning: a bus system makeover.
Staten Island Advance
June 1, 2017, 12pm PDT
America's urban streetcar renaissance looks to be on track with eight more projects planning to break ground by 2020. The list includes some of the nation's largest metros as well as plenty of medium-sized cities.
Bisnow
June 1, 2017, 11am PDT
While the debates around transit-oriented residential development continue, commercial TOD is picking up speed. Offices with nearby transited to fetch much higher rents than their car-only counterparts.
The New York Times
June 1, 2017, 9am PDT
Long Island's two major transit services, MTA's LIRR trains and the NICE bus system, are less coordinated than they could be. This has a big impact on ease of movement for low-income residents.
StreetsBlog NYC
June 1, 2017, 7am PDT
Public transit is evolving to keep up with the conveniences offered by transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft. The question is whether it will work for the long haul.
KXAN
May 31, 2017, 12pm PDT
Countless lives were likely saved by a strategically placed bollard on W. 45th Ave. which stopped a motorist who had driven three blocks on city sidewalks, mowing-down as many pedestrians as possible, from entering the Times Square pedestrian plaza.
The New York Times
May 31, 2017, 11am PDT
Overall, Chicago's regional train service the Metra has been losing ridership, however, Hyde Park neighborhood stations have seen some growth.
DNA Info
May 31, 2017, 9am PDT
Air fresheners have bene installed on D.C.'s Green Line, an attempt to improve riders' satisfaction with cleanliness. Despite some mixed reactions, perceptions of cleanliness are rising.
The Washington Post