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Tag Archives: Public Transit

February 14, 2017
DHS Checks Bags At Chicago Transit Station

CTA riders expressed confusion and concern after encountering a security checkpoint—which included bag checks and Department of Homeland Security personnel—at a North Side Red Line stop on Tuesday morning.

February 13, 2017
Why L.A. Metro Ridership Dropped – Again
Los Angeles Times

Trips taken on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s sprawling bus and rail system dropped again in 2016, by nearly 6%, driven by a continuing slide in bus ridership, according to agency data. But why did this happen, when the network expanded?

What American Commuter Rail Can Learn From Paris
Streetsblog U.S.A.

For years, transit advocates in New York and other U.S. cities with legacy rail systems have advocated for modernizing commuter rail to run more like a subway, often using Paris as an example. And for good reason.

Part of Charlotte’s Southend Becoming a Railyard
Charlotte Agenda

Just steps from Unknown Brewing and Craft Tasting Room, you’ll see excavators plowing up a massive amount of dirt in the shadow of the Uptown skyline. The newest luxury apartments? South End’s latest mixed-use development? Think again.

A Model to Keep Homes Near Transit Affordable
Streetsblog Denver

Housing is in short supply in Denver, and that applies to the areas near transit stations, where people are willing to pay a premium. Will the new transit-oriented development be affordable to Denverites on the lower half of the income spectrum?

Electric Buses Now Cheaper Than Diesel

Transit vehicles today are mostly powered by gasoline, diesel, and CNG, while batteries only represent about 1% of the market. It is currently a small part of the industry, but it’s also the fastest growing fuel source in the sector and it’s starting to become highly competitive.

February 12, 2017
How Boise Can Fund An Attractive Transit System
Idaho Statesman

The overriding driver of our poor transit system is the dearth of legislative support for meaningful state funding or allowing a dedicated local funding source. But building a better transit system for Boise is within our reach.

February 9, 2017
NYC DOT Kicks Off Citywide Transit Plan
Streetsblog NYC

NYC DOT will be releasing a citywide transit plan in the fall, and between now and then, the agency is hosting a series of workshops to hear how New Yorkers want to improve transit service.

February 8, 2017
February 7, 2017
Cuomo’s LaGuardia AirTrain Happening, and Its Bad
Village Voice

In theory, a rail connection to LaGuardia Airport is a no-brainer. But to get a sense of what an unmitigated disaster Cuomo’s plan will be, you have to look at the history of a mythical rail connection to LaGuardia.

How Will NYC Pay for the BQX Light Rail?
Village Voice

At a Sunset Park “visioning meeting” for Mayor de Blasio’s Brooklyn-Queens Connector waterfront streetcar plan — a/k/a BQX — last June, one local resident responded with exasperation when asked how new transit would help his neighborhood.

February 5, 2017
Utah Bill Would Ban Transit Oriented Development
Salt Lake Tribune

The Utah Transit Authority would be forced to change how its board members are chosen, face a ban on new “transit-oriented development” deals and be required to improve how it listens to the public under a bill introduced in the Legislature on Friday.

February 1, 2017
Cities, Burbs Require Too Much Parking Near Transit
Washington Post

Auto-centric standards and zoning requirements have led to too much parking being built around transit stations, leaving many parking spaces empty and wasting valuable land that could be better used, according to a study released Tuesday by Smart Growth America.


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