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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.

To Drive or Not to Drive, That Is the Question: June 21 Is Dump the Pump Day 2012

Michael Marx | Posted 08.21.2012 | Green
Michael Marx

Public transportation ridership is surging nationwide -- whether it's bus, light-rail or train, Americans are using transit.

Metro Station Renaming To Be Celebrated

Posted 06.12.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Red Line Metrorail station that helped spark tremendous growth in the neighborhood that surrounds it, will be officially renamed on ...

Rehumanizing Public Spaces

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 07.07.2012 | Teen
Noah Fitzgerel

I've noticed that metro cars and stations are lacking a human element, especially with the monotonous color schemes. One think of the solitude and isolation found in Edward Hopper paintings.

Delays, Panic and Nausea: Just Another Rush Hour on Metro

Tamar Abrams | Posted 06.27.2012 | DC
Tamar Abrams

I harbor a suspicion that our Metro system has been commandeered by enemy forces who are seeking to put Washington commuters into the worst possible moods each day.

Why You Might Feel Like Your Bus Is Breaking Down All The Time

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 06.16.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — Driven by high gas prices and an uncertain economy, Americans are turning to trains and buses to get around in greater numbers than...

How To Get From Detroit To Traverse City Without A Car

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.21.2012 | Detroit

How do you get from Detroit's Metropolitan Airport to Traverse City, some 260 miles north, without a car? It might sound like an unsolvable riddle, bu...

Lila Shapiro

Unions Take Dramatic Step To Increase Voter Turnout

HuffingtonPost.com | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business

This election cycle, the unionized workers that run your public transportation system are doing something a little different. They're not only turning...

CTA Ridership Reaches 20-Year High

Posted 03.14.2012 | Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority on Tuesday announced that its annual ridership in 2011 was up 3 percent over the previous year -- the largest one-year b...

More People Used Public Transportation In 2011

The New York Times | MICHAEL COOPER | Posted 03.12.2012 | Business

Americans took 10.4 billion rides on public transportation in 2011 — a billion more than they took in 2000, and the second most since 1957, accordin...

Metro Deploys New Email, Text Alert System

AP | Posted 02.29.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Washington D.C.'s Metro has created a new email and text message alert system designed to provide customers with the latest information ...

Bus Driver Gets Stabbed, Suspended After Resolving Dispute

AP | Posted 02.23.2012 | Crime

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Authorities say a Georgia commuter bus driver who was stabbed in the face with a pen while trying to resolve a dispute with a passeng...

Janell Ross

Bus, Train Ads Aim To Rescue Ailing Transit Budgets

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business

Faced with the clashing imperatives of protecting public health and preserving the fiscal well-being of public transportation, Boston transit official...

Creeps and Weirdos: The Auto Industry Agenda for Keeping You on Four Wheels

Larry Cohen | Posted 04.03.2012 | Green
Larry Cohen

The car is still king -- from parking lots to roadways. And car companies intend to keep it that way.

23,400 Good Construction Jobs Coming to Los Angeles Metro

María Elena Durazo | Posted 04.02.2012 | Los Angeles
María Elena Durazo

While Washington, D.C. has been stuck in what amounts to a partisan traffic jam, unresponsive and unwilling to rebuild our national economy and infrastructure, we took matters into our own hands in Los Angeles.

Giving Up My Seat on the Bus

Edward Wytkind | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

In this time of economic crisis, when more people are trading in their monthly parking garage passes for subway tokens and bus fare, wouldn't it be a good idea to give transit agencies the flexibility to spend money on keeping systems operating and fares low?

Another Metro Brake Component Falls Off Train

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Metro is inspecting more of its railcar fleet this weekend after an incident on Friday where a brake component fell off an Orange Line t...

Red Line Crunch Expected This Weekend

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.16.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Although Metro's rail passengers will get a reprieve from track work the Christmas and New Year's Eve holiday weekends, the transit agen...

Japanese Quake Will Delay Metro's New Rail Cars

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.15.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Expect some future delays for Metro's future. According to The Washington Post's Dana Hedgpeth, Metro General Manager Richard Sarles...

Expect Weekend Metro Delays, Reduced Service On All Lines

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.09.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you're using Metrorail this weekend, watch out for three work zones that will force trains to share the same track through four work ...

Another Bus Driver Attacked

Posted 12.08.2011 | Miami

It's a bad time to be a Broward County bus driver. On November 18, a 19-year-old, santa-hat-wearing passenger hurled a rock at a Lauderdale Lakes bus ...

Plan Ahead: No Metro Track Work, Extra 5A Dulles Bus Service

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.21.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you're sticking around D.C. for the Thanksgiving, getting from Point A to Point B on Metrorail might get a little easier compared to ...

Michael Grass

Metro: Ceiling Panels In Stations Safe After Earthquake

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Grass | Posted 01.08.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- If you step into Union Station's Main Hall, you'll see black netting stretched across the great space. Look up, and you'll see why: Smal...

NoMa Wins Big In Metro Station Renaming Decision

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.03.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Metro Board members on Thursday approved a slate of station name changes after months of deliberations that will bring reinforce some ex...

The Best Cities To Live In Without A Car

24/7 Wall St. | Charles B. Stockdale | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: Several factors make a city easy to live in without a car. The most important one is a widely available and efficient public trans...