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Katherine Bindley

The Long Way Home: New Jersey Commuters Face Nightmare Delays | Katherine Bindley | Posted 11.06.2012 | Green

It should have come as a welcome announcement. At 7:35 a.m. Tuesday, the line to get on a Manhattan-bound train from Newark Penn Station was so lo...

Hey Pols: Hurricane Sandy Is Climate Change

Josh Garrett | Posted 12.30.2012 | Green
Josh Garrett

Manmade climate change is happening right now, bringing us more "unprecedented" weather events like Hurricane Sandy more often.

A Better Way to Pay for the MTA

Carol Kellermann | Posted 12.17.2012 | New York
Carol Kellermann

With the Metropolitan Transportation Authority considering four different fare-increase proposals for subways and buses, now is the time to consider whether there is a better way to pay for the MTA.

Will New York's Suburbs Engineer a Mass Transit Train Wreck?

Dan Collins | Posted 11.06.2012 | New York
Dan Collins

In honor of the back-to-work season, let's send some positive thoughts toward the New York mass transit system.

How Transit-Oriented Development Can Help Get America To Work

Nancy Andrews | Posted 10.20.2012 | Business
Nancy Andrews

To help get America back to work, there is one critically important element that is often overlooked: the fact that today, simply getting from home to work and back again has become a growing challenge for many Americans.

Republican Cuts Hit Middle Class Pockets

Larry Hirsch | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics
Larry Hirsch

Republicans continuously campaign on cutting government and cutting taxes with no mention of the consequences of their actions. In fact many of their ...

Pascal's Wager: A Bet for All Seasons

John Tirman | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics
John Tirman

Let's try a thought experiment called Pascal's Green Wager -- after the 17th century French philosopher Blaise Pascal's "bet": What if we took the steps to reduce greenhouse gases even if climate change scientists were somehow wrong?

Return of the Straphanger Nation

Taras Grescoe | Posted 09.11.2012 | New York
Taras Grescoe

We are all straphangers now and then: just people trying to share, and get around in, that greatest of all human creations, the city.

America Must Address Mass Transit

The Saturday Evening Post | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
The Saturday Evening Post

In a rare show of bipartisanship, Congress recently passed a bill that provides about $120 billion for the nation's highways. While this infrastructure money is sorely needed, the bill fails to address a problem that will only grow in the coming years.

Jason Cherkis

A Thousand Cuts: How Austerity Is Changing The Way We Live | Jason Cherkis | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In early 2011, Elizabeth Miller, a bus driver for the Port Authority in Pittsburgh, received notice that she would be laid off in 60 day...

Public Transportation: A Missed Opportunity to Create Jobs

Lawrence J. Hanley | Posted 09.10.2012 | Business
Lawrence J. Hanley

Every $1 billion invested in public transportation creates and supports 36,000 American jobs. That is real job growth.

Peter S. Goodman

Beyond Reach: How Limited Public Transportation Keeps Poor People From Working | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 09.25.2012 | Business

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- In the two months since he lost his job driving a delivery truck for a door company, Lebron Stinson has absorbed a bitter geogra...

Miami Beach Striving to be Among Top 10 Best Cities for Public Transportation

Jerry Libbin | Posted 08.07.2012 | Miami
Jerry Libbin

There are some bright spots on Miami Beach's horizon and every effort to improve our public transportation options should be applauded.

London Subway System Launches WiFi Service

AP | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 08.07.2012 | Travel

LONDON — Travelers on London's Underground need no longer fear being out of touch. The subway network began launching WiFi on Thursday, rolling...

PHOTOS: 30 Minutes On Mass Transit Around The World

Posted 05.18.2012 | Travel

Mass transit is a funny thing. Sometimes it's efficient. Sometimes it's comically bad. Stefan Wehrmeyer took the good and the bad and created Mapn...

Hey Los Angeles, There's a Train Arrivin'

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.30.2012 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

How was the Bruce Springsteen show? Probably the best I have ever seen. While that's no understatement, the real show in L.A. opened this morning at 5 am when the Expo Line started running between downtown and La Cienega Blvd.

New PBS Show Examines Nation's Travel System

Yul Kwon | Posted 06.17.2012 | Travel
Yul Kwon

As the host of the PBS series America Revealed, which focuses next Wednesday night on our nation's travel infrastructure and how it works, I've had the opportunity to get an up-close look at our roads, rails, buses, air travel systems -- even ferries.

Driving Fast and Slow on I-70

Miller Hudson | Posted 06.12.2012 | Denver
Miller Hudson

Five studies each reached the same conclusion -- that the preferred solution would require the construction of an Advanced Guideway System that provides rapid transit service around the I-70. Yet, much of Colorado remains unconvinced.

Why Light Rail and Buses Are Both Essential to Detroit's Transit System

Megan Owens | Posted 06.06.2012 | Detroit
Megan Owens

If Detroit wants to stabilize and grow its economy, buses, rapid buses, and light rail must all be included in Detroit's regional transportation system. If Detroit only supports a basic bus system, we will remain a third-class city.

Matt Sledge

Ray LaHood, New Jersey Senators To John Boehner: 'Let's Not Allow the House Tea Party To Hold Jobs Hostage' | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Federal and state leaders pleaded Monday with House Speaker John Boehner to take up the Senate's transportation bill, which passed la...

Creative Ideas for NYC Transportation

Tom Allon | Posted 05.19.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

Voters will and should hold a mayor's feet to the fire on mass transit. Our commerce, in fact our entire citizenry, benefits from mass transit.

Matt Sledge

Despite Soaring Gas Prices And Rising Transit Ridership, Senate Transportation Bill Far From Transformative | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

Gas prices are up. More people are relying on mass transit instead of driving their own cars. But the transportation bill the Senate will consider on ...

Who Benefits From High Gas Prices?

Posted 03.12.2012 | Green

From Melissa Hincha-Ownby and Mother Nature Network: High gas prices are bad news for consumers but good news for mass transit companies. The lates...

U.S. Hasn't Used Public Transit Like This For A Long Time

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON, March 12 (Reuters) - Americans took 10.4 billion trips on public transportation in 2011, the second-highest total since 1957, as gasolin...

House GOP Needs to Stop Pushing 'Message' Bill and Pass a Transportation Jobs Bill

Edward Wytkind | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

Does the nation need Congress to quickly finish a surface transportation investment bill that funds the operations and infrastructure of our mass transit systems, highways, bridges, railroads and ports? You bet.