Tuesday, October 19, 2021

The World Stopped but Transit Kept Moving

Public transportation, despite being an essential service, is frequently on the chopping block for municipal budget cuts. In 2020, transit worldwide was walloped by...

Jakarta Is What Resiliency Looks Like

For the past several years, the city of Jakarta, Indonesia, has been on track for a major transport transformation. Like most other big cities,...

US Transit Leaders: “We Must Prioritize, Invest, and Do Better for BRT”

The majority of transit trips in the US are by bus. California State Senator Scott Wiener’s keynote address at ITDP’s U.S. Bus Rapid Transit...

From Skeptic to Advocate: One Boston Area Mayor’s Transit Journey

Everett, Massachusetts, is a city directly bordering Boston. It has an ethnically diverse population of 40,000 people––one-third of whom were born outside of the...

Lessons from Mexico City and Los Angeles

In a dialogue published in our annual newsletter, two ITDP Directors, Michael Kodransky and Bernardo Baranda, discuss their respective cities in terms of mobility...

How China Kept Transit Running During Covid-19

With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, governments throughout the world have reopened public transport systems as people have begun to return to work, school,...

Not Everyone in Los Angeles Drives

Not Everyone in Los Angeles Drives One Angeleno’s Experience Accessing Opportunities and Community Through Public Transit Edgar is the Los Angeles Fellow at ITDP responsible for...

Pune Leads India Toward a Sustainable Future

Every year, the Sustainable Transport Award is given to a city that has implemented innovative sustainable transportation projects to improve mobility, reduce air pollution...

Five Temporary COVID Measures that US Cities Should Make Permanent

Over the past month, as the spread of COVID-19 has upended daily life throughout the United States, cities have been grappling with how to...

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