Thursday, January 27, 2022

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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Are our cities fulfilling toddlers, children, and caregivers’ mobility demands?

The post Are our cities fulfilling toddlers, children, and caregivers’ mobility demands? appeared first on Institute for Transportation and Development Policy.

Transit funding in the infrastructure bill: what can it do for me?

The new infrastructure bill authorizes $109 billion to fund public transit projects through formula and competitive grant programs. Here’s what you need to know...

2022: The Year of the Bicycle

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen shifts in how and where people travel. The low vehicle volumes due to initial...

USDOT controls $200+ billion in competitive grants for states and metros

While the bulk of the $643 billion for surface transportation in the infrastructure bill goes out to state DOTs, more than $200 billion stays...