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Bus Rapid Transit

Transit Initiatives Boosted by Employers

Laura Barrett | Posted 08.03.2013 | Politics
Laura Barrett

It's been clear for several years that more people than ever support public transit. In vote after vote, people consistently say yes to taxes for transit creation.

Hate the Fare Hike? Act Now to Stop Another in 2015

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 05.06.2013 | New York
Charlene Obernauer

None of these solutions are going to be easy wins, and none of them are going to be complete fixes. But we can't scapegoat the honest salaries and earned benefits of hardworking people.

Matt Sledge

Will New York City's Next Mayor Ride The Subway?

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.22.2013 | New York

New York transit advocates have a pretty simple wish list for the city's next mayor: More money, more buses. Whether they will see their dreams fulfil...

Dedicated Bus Corridors Could Help Get New York Moving Again

Seth Baum | Posted 12.31.2012 | New York
Seth Baum

New York's train system is starting to come back, with new updates by the minute. It's not yet clear, however, when full train service will resume. The bus system is playing a central role, but it is threatened by traffic. Dedicated bus corridors could help.

'What We're Trying To Do Is Basically Start Over'

Model D | Posted 05.08.2012 | Detroit

This article originally appeared in Model D. By Tom Clynes William Rustem, director of strategy for Gov. Rick Snyder, says that nothing is more ...

WATCH: What To Do About Detroit Transit

Posted 05.01.2012 | Detroit

Our friends at Translogic are taking a look at the Motor City's public transit (and lack thereof) this week. Translogic talked to transportation p...

Colombian Mayor Explains Bus Rapid Transit

Model D | Posted 01.17.2012 | Detroit

"Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality," says scholar Warren Bennis. This year, Model D broadens its horizons to explore how vis...

Light Rail Lives! Bing, Snyder Back Privately Funded Shorter Line

Posted 01.08.2012 | Detroit

Mayor Dave Bing and Gov. Rick Snyder met with Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood Friday to discuss plans to revive a proposed light rail system in...

Matt Sledge

Transit Advocates Explain Why Rapid Buses Are Better Choice

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.22.2012 | Detroit

The cancellation of plans for a light rail line running down Detroit's Woodward Avenue may be something of a blessing in disguise for the Motor City, ...

C40 Conference Shows How Cities Can Lead on Climate Change

Manish Bapna | Posted 08.13.2011 | Green
Manish Bapna

At times here in Washington, optimism about our capacity to solve the climate crisis is in short supply. But our cities give us reason for hope. Though they can't do it alone, these hubs of innovation are leading the way.

The Tremendous Potential (and Ultimate Limitations) of Buses

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Improving bus service is the low-hanging fruit, the missing link in the city's transportation network. But there is still considerable opposition to Select Bus Service in New York City.

Getting the Masses to Ride Mass Transit in LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With so many viable, desirable and thoughtful mass transit options out there let's keep plugging away on the good ones. I want more bus rapid transit and the Subway to the Sea along Wilshire.

Mass Transit and a Public Works Pilgrimage to Hoover Dam

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Hoover Dam, transportation and Los Angeles -- for me it's all about well conceived infrastructure and a vision of what is possible.

Translating Livability Goals Into Policy

Kathryn Wylde | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kathryn Wylde

Bloomberg has consistently focused on quality of life as an underpinning of his public policy and investment decisions. Nowhere is this more true than with the city's Department of Transportation.

I'll Have a BRT With the Sepulveda Pass

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Every time I go over that damn Pass there's something missing for me. And that something is a light rail line running up the center divide of the freeway.