Mass Transit

February 05, 2018

In Los Angeles, the number of bus and rail trips taken last year was the lowest in more than a decade. Over just the last five years, transit ridership has declined 15 percent.

What's behind the... read more

autonomous public transit in maine
January 02, 2018

A bill before the Maine Legislature would help set the stage for putting self-driving buses on the streets of Portland and other communities in the state within the next... read more

st. paul approves streetcar to twin cities airport
January 02, 2018

The way for 2025 will hopefully feel like a short one for residents of the Minneapolis-St. Paul region. For at that time, if all goes according to plan, ground will be broken on the Riverview Corridor transit project, a streetcar service line connecting downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis-St.

December 13, 2017

For several years, private companies have tried to fill the last-mile gap in public transit systems by offering on-demand, shared rides. Many of these "microtransit" services -- something between ride sharing and traditional transit -- have foundered. Now, several public transit agencies have... read more

November 02, 2017

New communications equipment aboard buses in Boise, Idaho, has already ensured stable, accurate, real-time online bus-tracking, on-board Wi-Fi and other features. The network of new routers and other equipment has also opened the door for mobile-ticketing and additional improvements.

October 13, 2017

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is considering two options for the 4.6-mile, $891 million South Bay Metro Light Rail Extension project, which will expand service to a new transit center further south, according to Urbanize LA.

August 30, 2017 | Brian Ray, P.E.

Roadway and highway designers have been increasingly turning from dimensional-based, three-dimensional geometric design criteria to performance-based analysis approaches.

August 30, 2017

City buses in Stockton, Calif. are getting quieter and exhaust-free by going electric. The San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) has converted its existing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Express Route from 44- to 100-percent electric, zero-emissions buses. That BRT route will be the first in the... read more

Austin CityUP Smart City Plans
August 22, 2017

There are a couple of developments city officials nationwide can leverage to accelerate their smart city plans. First, the U.S.

public transit change travel multimodal transportation
August 16, 2017

Will a majority of Americans give up automobiles and rely on public transportation in the not-too-distant future?  Maybe not, but dependence on public transportation is definitely on the increase. Two things are happening as a result of this.

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