Thursday, October 28, 2021

MTA welcomes spike in social media callouts

The Metropolitan Transportation Agency welcomed the dramatic increase in mentions on social media, saying the posts provide valuable feedback. The post MTA welcomes spike in...

Weekend round-up

Some stories you may have missed: Elon Musk keeps digging under LA, NJ TRANSIT adds surveillance cameras to rail, and RIPTA gets funds for...

Chicago bomb-sniffing dog is a social media star

A bomb-sniffing police dog in Chicago keeps the CTA safe by day and is an Instagram star by night. The post Chicago bomb-sniffing dog is...

CTA keeps station heaters going after social media complaints

Despite an unseasonably cold April, CTA turned off its rail station heaters on March 31. Social media outrage convinced the agency to turn them...

How New Yorkers stay connected underground

A year after the Metropolitan Transportation Authority completed its cellular and WiFi network in subway stations, customers are staying connected. The post How New Yorkers...

Latest articles

Cycling Is Booming and Not Just Where You Think

For many years, cycling has been overlooked as a viable transportation option outside of a few European cities. However, this perspective is finally starting...

Want to save the climate? Start by funding transit operations

The current trend of more driving will make it harder for us to reach our emissions goals. Making public transit a more convenient and...

More highways, more driving, more emissions: Explaining “induced demand”

Even if we hit the most ambitious targets for changing our cars and trucks over to electric vehicles, we will fail to meaningfully reduce...

New calculator shows how highway expansions increase traffic

The SHIFT Calculator provides transparency about new traffic created by highway widening and expansion so transportation agencies can make smarter, more sustainable transportation investments. A...