Today’s Headlines

  • Cars Are the Fastest Growing Type of Mobile Internet Device (Digital Gov)
  • Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Five Bicyclists in Michigan (WoodTV)
  • Atlanta City Council Member on Upcoming Transit Levy: Fix the Buses First (NextCity)
  • Fare Increase, Service Cuts Coming to Cleveland’s RTA (
  • A Look at Uber’s Aggressive Push Into the Auto Loan Business (CNBC)
  • Curbed Puts Atlanta’s “Nutso” Sprawl in Perspective
  • Will Detroit’s Suburbs Rescue the Nation’s Worst Transit System? (Slate)
  • All of Rhode Island Would Fit Inside Houston’s Proposed Third Ring Road (CityLab)
  • vnm

    From the Michigan article: “The group of bicyclists was struck by a blue Chevrolet pickup truck as they rode along Westnedge. Witnesses said the truck was driving erratically.” Note how the reporting personifies the truck itself, as if it didn’t even have a driver!


Without Transit, American Cities Would Take Up 37 Percent More Space

Even if you never set foot on a bus or a train, chances are transit is saving you time and money. The most obvious reason is that transit keeps cars off the road, but the full explanation is both less intuitive and more profound: Transit shrinks distances between destinations, putting everything within closer reach. A new study published by the Transportation Research Board quantifies […]

In Cities With Extensive Transit, Areas Near Rail Are Growing Faster

Is the city center of your metro area shrinking or growing? The answer could be related to the strength of the local transit system, according to a study released this spring by the Center for Neighborhood Technology. CNT’s “Transit-Oriented Development in the Chicago Region” [PDF] focused on Chicago’s progress with TOD compared to similar metros. […]

The “Choice” vs. “Captive” Transit Rider Dichotomy Is All Wrong

The conventional wisdom about transit often divides riders into two neat categories: “choice” riders — higher-income people with cars — and “captive” riders — lower-income people who must use transit because they don’t own cars. But this framework can undermine good transit, according to a new report from TransitCenter [PDF]. In the attempt to cater only to “choice” riders or “captive” […]

It’s OK to Build Transit-Oriented Development Before Transit

Which should come first: transit or transit-oriented development? Streetsblog San Francisco reported Monday that residents of Mountain View, California, are trying to figure out how to accommodate thousands of tech employees without overwhelming local transportation infrastructure. One-fourth of all workers in Mountain View travel to and from an office district that houses Google, LinkedIn, and […]