Talking Headways Podcast: Ride the Bus, Save the World

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This week, we’re joined by Steven Higashide, director of research at TransitCenter, to talk about his new book “Better Buses, Better Cities: How to Plan, Run, and Win the Fight for Effective Transit.” Higashide talks about how he got interested in transportation issues, his favorite bus ride, and what we can do to change the way buses operate in our cities.

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Why Is Transit Ridership Falling?

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Transit ridership took a turn for the worse in 2016. In all but a handful of cities, fewer people rode trains and buses, and it's not just a one-year blip, either. In many American cities, the drop in transit ridership is an established trend. The big question is why.