Thursday, April 2, 2020

Is Free Transit Safer? As Ridership Drops, Some Agencies Cut Fares.

The coronavirus’s spread has placed American transit agencies in a bind. Ridership has nosedived — as much as 70% on the Bay Area’s BART...

When the World Stops Moving

Congested highways are as iconic to Southern California as the sunshine, and slowdowns only get worse in rare moments of inclement weather. So consider...

The Many Megaprojects of Sunnyside Yard

On November 27, 1910, New York City celebrated the opening of Pennsylvania Station. An estimated crowd of 100,000 came to see the new Beaux-Arts...

What It’s Like to Hold an Election in the Middle of a Pandemic

This week, French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a televised address to the nation on efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic. Following the lead of...

Let’s Come Together and Stay Safe

Lieutenant Jessica Horta-Perez Austin Community College District Police   Capital Metro is a great option for college students to get to class and make their way around...

1 million rides and counting: on-demand services bring public transport to the suburbs

Author provided The technology-driven revolution in urban transport is largely centred on the inner city. It has completely missed the suburbs, which lack the...

The New Age of Freeway Revolts

When it comes to the 180,100 lane-miles of paved interstate that ribbon Texas, bigger has always meant better. The North Houston Highway Improvement Project...

What Happened After Market Street Went Car-Free

Less than two months after San Francisco’s Market Street went mostly car-free, the central downtown artery is palpably calmer. While freight deliveries, fire trucks,...

Is Vienna Really All That Livable? Depends on Where You Look.

Last year, Vienna took first place in The Economist’s Global Liveability Index. This was familiar turf for the Austrian capital, which has been trading...

It’s Time for Some Cheap and Boring Transportation Solutions

There’s a tension in transportation news. On one hand, cities are eager to nudge residents away from automobiles and toward modes that pose less...

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Building a better stimulus package: here’s how

With the $2 trillion rescue plan approved, Congress is already eyeing another COVID-19 relief and recovery package later this month. Based in part on...

EPA rolls back CAFE standards, highlighting the need to reduce driving

This week, as the coronavirus crisis worsens, the Trump administration finalized its rollback of clean car standards, a move that will undermine public health...

Trump Eases the Way for More Gas Guzzlers 

After three years of tumult and revised scientific analyses, the Trump administration Tuesday formally relaxed Obama-era fuel economy rules that aimed to reduce greenhouse...

Build Cities for Bikes, Buses, and Feet—Not Cars

The Parisian version of Octavia, it turns out, isn't all he'd hoped. “We screwed this one up,” Tumlin says. “The island is too narrow,...