Planning

December 4, 2019
The Network Effect: Richmond’s Transit Evolution

In 2018, Richmond’s transit agency, GRTC, debuted the city’s first bus rapid transit line, the Pulse. The Pulse runs east...

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November 21, 2019
Transit, Not Road Expansion, Is the Top Priority for Portland Metro’s New Rep From the Western Suburbs

The Portland region is changing -- and an “all of the above” approach to transportation spending may not win out in Portland's upcoming ballot measure.

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July 25, 2019
Is the Bronx Bus Network Redesign Ambitious Enough?

In June, the MTA released a draft plan to redesign the Bronx bus network. There’s no doubt that the proposals will improve trips for bus riders. But given the gap between the current state of Bronx bus service and what Bronx bus service can be, is this plan as ambitious as it should be?

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July 24, 2019
The Right to Pee

News recently broke that bus operators in Virginia are routinely forced to work 10 hours without a bathroom break. While this may seem the stuff of nightmares, it’s hardly unique to the transit industry. 

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July 14, 2019
How Transit Agencies Can Launch — and Win! — Campaigns for Better Bus Stop Spacing

Reducing the number of stops reduces the time buses spend decelerating, standing still, and accelerating, making it one of the most effective ways for transit agencies to speed up bus service.

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July 9, 2019
Priced Out: How Fare Structures Limit Access to LIRR Service in Eastern Queens

A combination of high fares, infrequent off-peak service, and poor integration with other modes of transit make LIRR and Metro-North off-limits even for people who live near these stations.

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June 11, 2019
Opening the Gateway to Better, More Affordable Regional Transit in Boston

New research shows that through fare policy, the MBTA can open up opportunities for residents in struggling neighborhoods.

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February 26, 2019
Put Charlotte’s New Rail Line Where People Will Use It, Not in the Middle of a Freeway

Transit is made for walking. So why are planners in Charlotte recommending a light rail alignment along a freeway?

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November 14, 2018
Growing Up and Away From Transit

Early this decade, transit agencies benefited from the entrance into the workplace of transit-loving young people. Some of those riders may now “age away” from transit, unless cities and transit agencies adapt.

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