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May 28, 2019

Buses traversing Montgomery County, Md.’s limited-stop Ride On ExtRa Route 101 have gotten fuller and fuller since they began operating in October 2017. The Bethesda-Gaithersburg route’s 12 percent ridership increase over the past year and a half was achieved despite competition from low gas prices and investor-subsidized ride hailing.

This contrasts strongly...

May 21, 2019

There are a lot of reasons that Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín is excited for San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit to build homes on a series of parking lots around the North Berkeley BART Station.


Most obviously, the whole Bay Area — the whole state of California — is facing an acute housing crisis. North Berkeley specifically has seen little residential dev...

May 8, 2019

Real-time transit information – knowing exactly when the bus is coming – is a game changer. With transit ridership declining across the country, reliable information can increase ridership and improve passenger experience, studies show.

The two main ways of accessing real-time information is by checking your smartphone or viewing a screen mounted in a public...

May 7, 2019

Cepezed Architects design a bus station that is elegant and self-sufficient.

Margaret Thatcher probably never said, "A man who, beyond the age of 26, finds himself on a bus can count himself as a failure." But she might have, as many people consider buses second-rate transportation for second-rate people. Angie Schmitt of Streetsblog has complained that in th...

May 6, 2019

During a press conference last month to announce that his multifaceted Virgin brand would be taking over a U.S. train line in Florida, British billionaire Richard Branson pointedly criticized the current state of rail service in this country.

“People in America have not had the good fortune to experience good train travel for a while,” he told reporters.

Brans...

May 2, 2019

Transit agencies hoping to attract and retain riders constantly look for ways to enhance the user experience. While reliability and predictability of service remains key, at the heart of this issue sits real-time transit information.

RTTI is the information communicated to riders about the current and near-future status of transit – such as predicted arrival...

May 1, 2019

San Diego Transportation Plan Trades Asphalt for Steel

In a historic change of emphasis, the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) released a long-range transportation plan last Friday that will spend billions on new and improved rail transit lines while cutting back on highway spending.

According to a report in the San Diego Union-Tribune, SANDAG’s ne...

April 30, 2019

How to make transit work in sprawling suburbs is a difficult design problem — but a couple small changes can have a big impact, according to new research from the University of Minnesota.

The team at the Accessibility Lab at the University of Minnesota modeled and measured job access both by transit and by car for those living near the Twin Cities’ 114 Park-a...

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