Today’s Headlines

  • Transportation Issues Daily‘s Larry Ehl Recaps Last Week’s Non-Binding House Votes
  • Also Via TID, a Pop Quiz: Only One Conferee Voted Yes on the Broun Motion. Who Was It?
  • With Growing Popularity of Charity Rides, Is Cycling the New Golf? (Globe and Mail)
  • Holland, MI, Transit Agency Challenges Residents to Ten Car-Free Days (WZZI)
  • Yes, It’s Healthy, And Yes, It’s Clean, But People Ride Bikes Because It’s Fun (SFChron)
  • NJ Transit’s Board Could Allow Bikes on Most Trains (NorthJersey.com)
  • Another Pop Quiz: Which U.S. Transit Agency Spends the Most on Lobbying? (Daily Herald)

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Will Private Transit Startups Help or Hurt Public Transit?

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The rise of private transit operators like Bridj, Leap, and Uberpool has raised questions about equity in places including the Bay Area, where such services are fast replicating. A related issue is the impact they will have on traditional public transit systems. Private transit vehicles have been described as “like a lounge on wheels,” with […]

Will Private Transit Startups Help or Hurt Public Transit?

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The rise of private transit operators like Bridj, Leap, and Uberpool has raised questions about equity in places including the Bay Area, where such services are fast replicating. A related issue is the impact they will have on traditional public transit systems. Private transit vehicles have been described as “like a lounge on wheels,” with […]

Rebutting the “Empty Bus” Argument Against Transit

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From Jarrett Walker over at Human Transit comes some very useful ammunition in the battle of reasonable people against knee-jerk transit-bashers. Walker begins his post by quoting from a story in Canada’s National Post headlined "Save the Environment: Don’t Take Transit." The article posits that because many buses run empty for much of the day, […]