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Bill to Consolidate all Bay Area Transit Agencies?

Seamless Bay Area, chief advocacy group for transit rationalization and coordination, has pushed for a regional network manager, an umbrella organization, to make transit appear unified and "seamless" for users. A new bill seemingly aims to take that a step further and fully consolidate the 27 transit agencies. Seamless Bay Area gives its take.

January 9, 2024

Task Force Meets to Address the Future of California Transit

California's Transit Transformation Task Force must address a wide range of issues. Here are three that are crucial, from the perspective of one of the task force members.

January 4, 2024

Chicago takes steps to help ensure free New Years Eve transit service won’t be terrible again this year

The grassroots transit advocacy group Commuters Take Action says they're "cautiously optimistic" about the CTA's NYE plan.

December 29, 2023

Guest Column: With Data, We Can Design Bus Stops to Make People Feel Happy

"Can better bus stops make everyone near them happier, whether or not you ride the bus?"

December 27, 2023

Chicago to Lower Transit Speeds After NTSB Report on Crash

The CTA Yellow Line, aka the Skokie Swift, which runs between Skokie and Rogers Park, has remained out of commission for nearly a month since November 16, when a run crashed into a snow removal machine at Howard Street station. Slowing the train down is the first step to bringing it back.

December 13, 2023

Where Do You Start When Your Transit System Needs Everything?

The NYMTA's 20 year needs assessment fails to accomplish its stated mission of bringing the New York region into the 21st century — half-filling a supposedly bottomless transit cookie jar with mostly stale cookies.

December 12, 2023

The Real Reason Assaults Against Transit Workers Are On The Rise

Hint: it's not just because service has been slashed.

December 7, 2023

Bay Area Transit Agencies Struggles to Define a Vision for the Future

Leaders plan to put a regional tax measure on the ballot, but first they need to show what those taxes would do for the Bay Area transit system.

November 29, 2023

Three Lessons For Transforming Transit Safety — Without More Police

Transit agencies across the country are exploring innovative safety solutions — and it starts with better service.

November 14, 2023

Talking Headways Podcast: Want Riders? Run Frequent Service

Before you fill any gap in transit, you need the resources to provide that service, says a true expert in this special edition.

November 2, 2023