At the City Council's urging, stakeholders in a plan to connect the downtown intermodal hub to Weber State University and McKay-Dee Hospital Center agreed Wednesday to put the project on hold while an abandoned route for a streetcar gets another look... Read On
Once upon a time there was sharp controversy in Spain over a plan for a high-speed rail line from Madrid to somewhere in Andalusia, which lies southeast of the capital, toward Morocco. Critics derided it as "train to Africa," meaning no one would ride it, anticipating the "train to nowhere" jokes about bullet trains in California... Read On
In most large US cities, the transit mode share for commute trips is stagnant. If it's increasing, it's not by much - for example, Seattle is up from about 7% in the early 2000s to 8.7% in 2009... Read On
This paper examines how neoliberal urbanization has transformed the role of public transportation into an entrepreneurial tool that creates place-based advantages for capital in global cities. Using Chicago, USA as a case study, I examine new transit-construction projects focused on Chicago's downtown Central Area... Read On
IndyGo, the worst bus system in any major city in the country, is a case study in self-fulfilling prophecy. Indianapolis for years has neglected mass transit by providing too few buses, too few routes and too little money. Then -- surprise! -- too few riders show up... Read On
Few words can spark a debate in Cincinnati better than a mention of the proposed Cincinnati Streetcar. Whether the issue is funding, the proposed route or the projected benefits - or argued lack thereof - of a streetcar line in the city, this is a contentious issue and an often-hyped political football. But it's not all that unique... Read On
When Indyconnect unveiled its first proposal for a long range transit plan for the Indianapolis region (February 2010), many people were happy about what had been included in the plan.Transit backers were thrilled that light rail transit was planned along Washington Street from the airport to the east side... Read On
The long-awaited Westside subway extension appears to be getting closer to reality, but the Beverly Hills Unified School District contends that tunneling for the project could squelch its plans to expand and update the city's aging 22-acre high school campus...
Bonus Quote "At the end of the day, Century City has so little participation in transit that I think we want to do everything we can to almost slap people in the face with the opportunity to take transit,"