Today’s Headlines

  • DC Metro’s Proposed Cutbacks Raise Questions of Equity (WaPo)
  • What Would Hillary or Donald Do for Transportation? (GGW)
  • New York Mag Explores the Consequences of Driverless Cars
  • Foxx Tours High-Speed Rail Construction in San Joaquin Valley (Fresno Bee)
  • Three Regional Transit Systems That Can Teach Detroit a Thing or Two (Model D)
  • Baltimore to Open 20 Bike-Share Stations Next Week (ABC)
  • The Movement to Get More Women Cycling (CityLab)
  • Albuquerque Stores Haven’t Bought Into BRT Yet (ABQ Journal)
  • The Psychology of Driver/Cyclist Conflict, Explained (CS Monitor)
  • Atlanta Transit Hub to See “Curious New Addition” — a Soccer Field (Mother Nature Network)


In a First, Seattle’s Metro Transit Will Be Funded By Carbon Offsets

Here’s an interesting new type of revenue stream for transit. The King County Council, which encompasses the Seattle region, recently enacted legislation enabling Metro Transit to receive revenue from the sale of carbon offsets. Stephen Fesler at The Urbanist explains this noteworthy innovation: The initiative, called the Transit Carbon Offset Program, is an incredibly unique strategy […]

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 […]

New Jersey Transit Village Program Continues to Grow

Image: Town of Somerville The holy grail for many urbanists contemplating long-term development and growth trends is the transit village. Adding growth adjacent to functional transit has the benefit of making it easier for the new population there to drive less and use transit for a multitude of trips. Likewise, transit villages can add to […]