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A Train to the Airport? We're Poised for Progress

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 06.26.2014 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

We don't need to reinvent the wheel here. This is an efficient and convenient system used by dozens of the largest airports in cities throughout the country such as New York, Denver, Oakland, Houston, Miami and Washington DC. And they work.

Here's A Bus Stop In London Made Out Of 100,000 Lego Bricks, And It's Pretty Delightful

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 06.25.2014 | Good News

London commuters may be in for a surprise the next time they catch the W1 bus on Regent Street near Hamleys toy store. There they will find a fully fu...

Let's Connect to Opportunity

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

Many Americans -- many of them living in low-income communities and communities of color -- lack accessible transportation options that can make all the difference in their ability to meet basic needs, participate fully in community life, and connect and contribute to our national economy.

The Best Way to Celebrate Earth Day

Lawrence J. Hanley | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Lawrence J. Hanley

So, if you're casting about for something to do this Earth Day, why not take the bus, subway or train? And post photos of your Earth Day ride on Facebook and tweet them using hastags #transit and #EarthDay.

The Forgotten Man Behind the New York City Subway

Doug Most | Posted 06.02.2014 | New York
Doug Most

He kept his vital role in the subway a tight secret that he took to his grave. Credit, all of it deserved, has long gone to the men who designed, built and financed it.

Congress: This Year, Protect Our Mass Transit

William Lynch III | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
William Lynch III

The economic development from mass transit is also tremendous. For one, public transit workers in America are typically represented by a labor union. This means workers have an advocate who will ensure they have decent wages, benefits and safe working conditions.

Public Transit Hasn't Been This Popular Since 1956

AP | By JUSTIN PRITCHARD | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With more trains and buses to take, and the appeal of using travel time for pursuits other than dodging traffic, Americans are ta...

The 5 Moms You're Bound to Meet on the NYC Subway

Mommy Nearest | Posted 04.12.2014 | New York
Mommy Nearest

2. The Guilt Tripper: She may not have the physical strength of The Hulk Mom, but she makes up for it with her emotional cunning, always waiting at the edge of the stairs.

4 Organizing Trends You'll See in 2014

Laura Barrett | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Laura Barrett

Community organizing is changing. It's more social media driven and younger. Immigration advocacy alone has brought a new sector of young leaders int...

President Obama: The Solution to Unprecedented Inequality is Good Jobs and Opportunities for the Disadvantaged

Madeline Janis | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Madeline Janis

The ironic image of the super-rich riding a humble public bus is an apt metaphor for the socioeconomic quandary facing America before President Obama makes his 2014 State of the Union address tonight.

The Worst Things To Eat On Public Transportation

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 12.10.2013 | Taste

Don't be one of these monsters!

24 Ways to Have the Best 24 Hours Ever in Los Angeles

David Landsel | Posted 11.26.2013 | Travel
David Landsel

With just 24 hours and a sense of adventure, you can have one of the best days ever, not only in Los Angeles, but anywhere.

How Melbourne Is Fast-Tracking Smart Transit Using Big Data

Deepak Advani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Deepak Advani

Today's public transportation systems are becoming simply too big, complex, and popular for humans to maintain. Maintaining this infrastructure is a complex task that's only becoming more complicated with the steady increase in population and the rise of megacities. But we are finding that our greatest assets in tackling these challenges are data and smarter infrastructure software. With sensors and mobile technology, we can finally create the smart networks we need to understand these ever-changing systems.

Should Nonprofits Run Public Transit?

http://www.ssireview.org/ | Posted 08.16.2013 | Impact

Over the last 50 years the US nonprofit and philanthropic sector has become heavily involved in funding and operating a wide variety of previously gov...

The Rare RTC Clipper Card

Lia Seth | Posted 10.13.2013 | San Francisco
Lia Seth

Unfortunately, there isn't a known symbol for invisible disabilities, where the pain is present but not transparent to outsiders, so people like me have been victim to some pretty terrible discrimination on public transportation.

The One Thing Obama Neglected To Mention On His Jobs Tour

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

Inequality is not simply a question of spending power. It has physical dimensions, not least urban geography that includes an unbridgeable chasm between working opportunities and the places where people live.

A Hero on the Bench: WI Judge Takes on Real Impacts of Highway Expansion

Laura Barrett | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Laura Barrett

When we go looking for the heroes and heroines who defend our freedoms, we tend to look backward: George Washington, Mother Jones, Harriet Tubman, etc...

South Louisiana's affordable LA Swift bus, started after Katrina, might be saved

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.23.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the June 24, 2013 edition.) Bus service between New Orleans and Baton Rouge on LA Swift--whi...

You MUST Watch This '70s Metro Video

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.06.2013 | DC

"No traffic jams. No stoplights. No long waits. Just train after train moving people." Oh, WMATA. We know you mean well. Really, we do. After a...

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.

Singles-Only Subway Train May Be Coming Soon

Posted 05.22.2013 | Weddings

Still looking for "The One" but too busy to find him or her out there in the world? Prague's public transport company, Ropid, has a solution for you: ...

Invest in America's Youth: Invest in Public Transit

Eva Shang | Posted 07.20.2013 | Politics
Eva Shang

Trains, buses, and public transit in general played a vital role in the growth of America's cities and suburbs in the East and fueled migration out West. But I believe that public transit will be an integral part of our nation's future as well.

Why Is There Minimal Public Transportation in Major Cities of the USA?

Quora | Posted 06.12.2013 | World
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Erik Madsen, Economics PhD Student at the Stanford Graduate School of Business The premise o...

Riding The Bus Just Got Easier For iPhone Users

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 09.30.2013 | Detroit

An app cooked up by a software developer in his free time and quietly released last month is making it easier for iPhone-carrying bus riders to get ar...

Fund It, Fix It, Make It Fair: Public Transit in the New Economy

Alliance to Develop Power | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Alliance to Develop Power

2012-11-13-jrlogo300x60.gif013 is the do-or-die year for Massachusetts's public transit systems. The Governor and Legislature have promised to fix their chronic funding crisis so they can repair, rebuild and replace their trains, buses and subway cars.