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Transportation

Transportation
  • The need for rural transit, the challenges involved in delivering it and various places where it’s thriving.

  • TOD developments are generally holding their value better than other housing options.

  • America’s quest to build high speed rail may have gotten derailed in the last few years, but there are signs that it may be getting back on track.

  • With federal funding lacking, how will local and state municipalities pay for roads and transit?

  • Cities throughout the country are eager to add streetcar systems. But do they deserve all the economic development credit showered on them?

  • Bus rapid transit has grown to encompass nearly every upgrade transit agencies announce. The real question isn’t what qualifies as BRT, but what constitutes high-quality bus service today.

  • As urban freeways age, cities move to take them down, before they fall down.

  • A growing number of municipalities and small towns are considering a low or even no minimum off-street parking requirement.

  • After almost 50 years of trial and error, bike sharing has finally grown from its western European roots to blossom as a global enterprise.

  • After stalling during the recession, transit ridership is on a roll again as more and more people opt to park their cars and board buses, light rail and commuter trains. The nation’s transit ridership rose for the sixth straight quarter between April and June of this year, according to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

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