A new analysis of the costs of not helping public transportation agencies fill a $2.5 billion funding gap found that it would cost former riders twice that much - $5 billion - in annual car ownership costs alone.
In the ebb and flow of a global health crisis that obscured another shadow pandemic of increased violence against women, it is time WMATA acts on their stated priorities and visibly resumes their efforts to combat bad behavior and improve public trust.
Together, the key players in transit — riders, elected officials and decision-makers, staff and consultants, and advocates and media — have the power to rebuild a stronger transit system, one that is financially sustainable and positioned to carry the masses into the future. But only if we each do our part and we trust each other to do the same.
A staggering number of U.S. community college campuses are located miles from the nearest transit stop, a new report finds, and it's keeping critical educational opportunities firmly out of reach for students who can't or don't drive.