Today’s Headlines

  • The Associated Press Examines the Rise of Protected Bike Lanes
  • A Look at the Opportunities and Challenges of Vision Zero in American Cities (
  • Megaproject Expert Says Transit Cost Estimates Are Getting More Realistic (MassTransitMag)
  • Sonar Device Helps Nab Drivers Who Pass Cyclists to Closely (
  • Shanghai Taking Action to Limit Sprawl (Global Times)
  • First of Atlanta’s Six Planned Transit-Oriented Developments Breaks Ground (WABE)
  • State Level Politicking Threatens Twin Cities’ Plans for Southwest Light Rail (Star Tribune)
  • Dallas Advocates Demand a Downtown Subway (Morning News)


The 10 Best and Worst Cities to Catch a Bus to Work

It’s been called “the geography of opportunity.” And David Levinson is trying to make a science of it. In a new analysis, Levinson, a University of Minnesota transportation engineering professor, and his colleague Andrew Owen have ranked the 50 largest U.S. metro areas based on job accessibility by transit [PDF]. Levinson and Owen used transit schedules and walking […]

A New Resource for Tracking Transit Trends in American Cities

How does transit ridership in your city stack up against other cities? A new tool from transit analyst extraordinaire Yonah Freemark at the Transport Politic can help you figure it out. Freemark’s “databook” compiles a raft of data from the Census and the Federal Transit Administration into a series of graphs and tables that show trends in transit ridership in selected U.S. cities. Here you […]