Monday, October 18, 2021

COVID impacts demand a change of plan: funding a shift from commuting to living...

Conventional transport infrastructure planning has been based on wholesale commuting to and from the city centre. Taras Vyshnya/ShutterstockLong-term planning has delivered mass transit systems...

Londoners Have Become Afraid of Public Transit

Seventy percent of Londoners no longer feel comfortable with the idea of commuting to work via public transport. So says a poll released this...

In Japan and France, Riding Transit Looks Surprisingly Safe

Between May 9 and June 3, 150 clusters of new coronavirus cases emerged in France, according to the country’s national public health body. Defined...

In Minneapolis Protests, Bus Drivers Take a Side

As demonstrations in Minneapolis continued Friday over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died on May 25 after pleading for help...

How to Safely Travel on Mass Transit During Coronavirus

As lockdowns start to ease, trains, buses and planes are becoming an even greater focus of anxiety, with larger numbers of people considering when...

How Will Americans Commute After Lockdowns End?

More than zero, fewer than 45, ideally 16: Those are the number of minutes that workers would prefer to spend commuting, according to various...

A NYC Councilmember’s Plan to Save Public Transit

The New York City subway has been a convenient target for pandemic blame, demonized as a vector of disease that spread the coronavirus poison...

Who Wants to Be a Contact Tracer?

It starts with a phone call. You may have been in contact with someone who has coronavirus, a kind-sounding voice tells you: You should...

A Post-Pandemic Reality Check for Transit Boosters

In 1918, streetcars were the top urban transportation mode in the United States. And they were packed: Americans made about 140 trips per capita,...

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Why Transit Inequality Persists in Brazil

Called a fundamental right, in reality, transit operates with inequality, especially for Black and low-income people. Access to transportation and mobility is not equal for...

Less than 30 days to speak out on transit funding

Last weekend, Congress gave themselves until October 31st to pass the infrastructure deal (the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA) and the budget...

Insights from Cairo: Improving Mobility Through Bikeshare

Amid the global bikeshare boom, the call for bikeshare systems in African cities is gaining momentum. The unprecedented rate of urbanization and increased vehicle...

Transit funds could crack under the pressure of the budget deadline

The upcoming continuing resolution to fund the government and avert a shutdown won’t include transportation spending, piling on the pressure to pass the infrastructure...