Today’s Headlines

  • Portland Launches Its Bike-Share System – 2,300 Trips in First 24 Hours (BikePortland)
  • Federal Guidelines for Autonomous Cars Expected This Summer (Yahoo)
  • A Suburban Atlanta County That Has Long Shunned Transit Is Preparing to Expand Service (AJC)
  • Politico: GOP Platform “Full of Largely Failed Policy Ideas” “Likely to Go Nowhere”
  • APTA Opposes GOP’s Call to End Federal Transit Funding (Progressive Railroading)
  • Homeowners vs. Renters: In Philadelphia, Residents “Self Gerrymandering” (Philly Mag)
  • NYT: L.A., “Capital of Car Culture” “Warming to Mass Transit”
  • Minneapolis BRT Plan in Turmoil After Suburban County Backs Out (Star Tribune)
  • Tesla Wants to Get Into Making Transit Vehicles (Forbes)


The Fight for Better Access to Jobs in Detroit and Milwaukee, Using Buses

Low-income residents of Detroit and Milwaukee face formidable obstacles to job access. These two Rust Belt regions are consistently ranked among the most segregated in the country, and neither has a good transit system. In both regions, the places that have been growing and adding jobs fastest have been been overwhelmingly sprawling, suburban areas inaccessible to people without cars. A 2013 Brookings study […]

The Problem With Park-and-Rides

There it is, at your typical American suburban transit stop: a parking lot — a free one, probably. The intent of park-and-ride service is to enable people who live in car-centric places to take transit to work. But Ben Schiendelman at Seattle Transit Blog has been thinking it over, and he doesn’t believe park-and-rides are such […]

Mourning the Potential Loss of Bus Service in Long Island

It says a lot about how we prioritize transit in this country that one of the nation’s largest suburban bus systems is on the brink of collapse outside New York City. Long Island Bus is facing possible closure or at least very dramatic service reductions after years of chronic underfunding by officials in Nassau County. […]