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Measure M: Critical for LA's Economic Future

Mary Leslie | Posted 10.25.2016 | Los Angeles
Mary Leslie

This article originally appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal on October 24, 2016, and was authored by Mary Leslie, president of the Los Angele...

The Fastest Road in America Is Falling Apart. Here's Why.

Donald Cohen | Posted 09.22.2016 | Politics
Donald Cohen

Both presidential candidates agree that America's aging infrastructure needs massive investment. Why wouldn't they? Fixing and replacing our roads, pu...

The Deal That Could Hurt D.C. For 50 Years

Donald Cohen | Posted 09.15.2016 | Politics
Donald Cohen

The potential deal begs a fundamental question about public goods and services. Who do we want to control them? Us, or a small handful of investors and Wall Street banks?

It's Real! China Tests New Bus That Can Actually Drive Over Cars

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 08.03.2016 | Technology

Engineers in China finally took their innovative elevated bus for a test spin in Hebei province this week. As the photos below show, the bus is design...

Here's How Long It Takes To Ride Every NYC Subway Stop

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.25.2016 | Travel

The New York City subway is one of the most fascinating systems in the world, with 21 routes that span more than 660 miles of total mainline track. An...

Austin Voters Spoke, Now Uber & the State Need to Respect Their Will

Nikki Fortunato Bas | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Nikki Fortunato Bas

If Uber and Lyft choose to take their fight to the state level against basic local safety standards, the results may undermine the will of the voters and would certainly demonstrate a disregard for local democracy.

Earth Day Scorecard for a Greener Chicago

Howard Learner | Posted 04.22.2016 | Chicago
Howard Learner

Clean air, clean water, cleaner energy and fewer toxics are important values shared by all Chicagoans. This Earth Day, let's be proud of our progress, and let's seize opportunities to advance a cleaner, greener and safer community that works for all.

Unprecedented Coalition Backs Governor Cuomo's LIRR Expansion Project

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 04.07.2016 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

An unprecedented coalition has formed in support of Governor Andrew Cuomo's Long Island Rail Road Expansion Project. The Right Track for Long Island C...

Fighting the Housing Crisis by Attacking Climate Change

Orson Aguilar | Posted 03.22.2017 | Green
Orson Aguilar

Affordable homes don't just help families that live in them. They can also make a big dent in smog, traffic and the greenhouse gases that are disrupting our climate -- if we put those homes near public transportation and include other amenities that encourage walking and biking.

Woman Allegedly Commandeers Bus After Driver Tells Her To Stop Smoking

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.23.2016 | Weird News

A New York City woman was accused of stealing a city bus on Tuesday after the driver told her to stop smoking. Charity Headley is a former city bus dr...

The Rude Thing You May Not Realize You're Doing On Your Commute

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.29.2016 | Fifty

Just as you would (or should) give up your seat on the bus or train for someone who is disabled or pregnant, so should you offer up your seat to someo...

Uber Just Took A Huge Step Toward Integrating With Mass Transit

Reuters | Damon Beres | Posted 01.11.2016 | Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Transportation technology company TransLoc announced on Monday a partnership with Uber, marking a significant advancement in...

Paris Makes Public Transit Free As Climate Talks Begin

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.30.2015 | Home

Public transit is free in Paris as world leaders arrive for the global climate change conference. Subway, train and bus networks in the city will be c...

Could You Find Bahrain on a Map?

Lina Stahl | Posted 08.09.2016 | Travel
Lina Stahl

Let's be honest. How well do you know your world? Do you take your time to explore new places when you get the opportunity? I am talking about the small dirt track that is hidden behind the bushes at the end of your back garden, - not exploring a new island in the Caribbean. Though that would be lovely too!

The Urban Housing Crunch Costs the U.S. Economy About $1.6 Trillion a Year

Citylab | Posted 05.26.2015 | Business

This story originally appeared on Citylab. The dearth of affordable housing options in superstar cities like New York, San Francisco and San Jose (...

One Midwestern City Is Fixing Its Public Transit Without Hiking Fares

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business

Good show, Omaha!

3 Ways Long Term Federal Transportation Funding Help Small Businesses Grow In America

Helen Callier | Posted 06.27.2015 | Small Business
Helen Callier

While many are able to benefit from public transportation, the reality is short term federal funding bills for transportation infrastructure for more than 10 years has left small businesses at the curve impacting job creation in our nation.

Making L.A. a Transportation Mecca

Joel Epstein | Posted 06.20.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Move LA's mission is to build a broad constituency that advocates for the development of a comprehensive, diverse, robust, clean and financially sound public transportation system for Los Angeles County.

Paris Bus Stop for Los Angeles?

Ellen Isaacs | Posted 06.02.2015 | Los Angeles
Ellen Isaacs

Nobody discusses bus stops in Los Angeles, much less admires them for their aesthetics. They are just 'there' -- a bench, a bare-bones shelter, or a plain metal post and mounted sign with a painted curb. Imagine instead this paragon of utility and beauty on your street corner.

A Streetcar Named Deception

Lawrence J. Hanley | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
Lawrence J. Hanley

Bright, shiny, new streetcars that convey "choice riders" around town are typically seen as a boon in any urban area. But the truth is that today's streetcars are making transit worse. It's time that municipal governments face up to the theft of public transit resources that the new streetcar lines really are.

How to Get From San Francisco to Yosemite, Guilt-Free -- on Public Transit

Kristan Lawson | Posted 03.10.2015 | Travel
Kristan Lawson

While it's true that most national parks in the U.S. can only be reached with a private vehicle, it's not true for all of them.

Misplaced Priorities in the MTA Capital Plan

Carol Kellermann | Posted 12.28.2014 | New York
Carol Kellermann

The extraordinary public transit system operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is the lifeblood of New York's 24-hour-a-day economy.

The Global Fight Against Traffic

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 12.27.2014 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

British foreign secretary Arthur Balfour allegedly claimed in the early 20th century that "the motor-car will help solve the congestion of traffic." Today's city planners must not know whether to laugh or cry at this woefully misguided prediction.

Uber Is My New Favorite Thing

Tom Falco | Posted 01.14.2016 | Miami
Tom Falco

I was going to the airport the other day and decided to finally try Uber. I summoned them on my cell phone and the app said a guy named Jerry (not his...

Public Transit: The Road to Opportunity

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 12.13.2014 | Green
Angela Glover Blackwell

Would-be workers are not connecting to training; job efficiency is compromised because of lateness, missed work days, and transportation related-distractions due to unreliable, unaffordable and unsafe public transit.