Today’s Headlines

  • More Zany Ideas for Protecting Pedestrians from Self-Driving Cars (City Observatory)
  • The 10 Deadliest States for Pedestrians (790 KABC)
  • Slate: Uber and Lyft Could Have the Biggest Impact in the South
  • Enormous Mixed-Use Development Promises to Make Miami More Walkable (WLRN)
  • Fresno to Begin Construction on Bus Rapid Transit System This Month (Fresno Bee)
  • London City Council OKs Full Bus Rapid Transit System (880 AM)
  • The Stranger: A Bigger, Better Light Rail Plan for Seattle
  • After Years of Discussion, New Orleans Is Ready for Bike Share (NextCity)
  • Governing Takes a Look at the Performance of Streetcars in Cities Across the U.S.
  • Detroit Regional Transit Proposal Calls for Ann Arbor to Detroit Commuter Rail (MLive)
  • Documentary Explores How Transit Cuts Have Hurt Cleveland Riders (The Fixers)


McCain’s Transit Hit List: Get the Details

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), a self-styled foe of what he labels wasteful government spending, has launched a broadside against transit projects in the U.S. DOT’s 2010 spending bill, which is slated for a vote this week in the upper chamber of Congress. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (Photo: Scrape TV) McCain had proposed more than 20 […]

Many Americans Live Near Transit, But Few Live Close to Good Transit

This chart tells an eye-opening story about access to transit in the United States. Using the new data tool AllTransit, TransitCenter dug into who has access to transit in American cities, making a crucial distinction between residents near any transit whatsoever and residents with access to convenient, frequently running service. The analysis encompassed the nation’s 25 largest cities and […]