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Ralph Nader | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Ralph Nader

The United States of America is the richest country in the history of the world. So why is its foundation literally crumbling away? Consider these three areas of vital infrastructure in need of serious attention.

Metro Detroit One Step Closer To Regional Transit Authority

Posted 12.06.2012 | Detroit

UPDATE: 4:33pm -- While SB 909 passed the House, three related bills are still stalled as Democrats protest right-to-work legislation advanced by the ...

The Best U.S. Cities For Public Transit Are..

Posted 11.29.2012 | Chicago

Depending on a city's layout, planning and public transit, getting around town can be completely effortless or totally enraging. As part of Travel ...

Two Trains, One Track?

The Huffington Post | Joey Francilus | Posted 10.25.2012 | Miami

A half-century after the last passenger trains pulled into Downtown Miami, plans to return rail transport to South Florida's urban corridors are movin...

PHOTOS: Metro Shows Off New Rail Car Model

AP | JESSICA GRESKO | Posted 10.11.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital city is showing off a sleek new design for its subway trains, the biggest visible change to the cars since the syst...

A Love Letter

Margaret Hicks | Posted 10.29.2012 | Chicago
Margaret Hicks

Dear CTA card. I've been thinking about you a little bit and I just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you. See, I noticed your expiration date is approaching. December 15, 2012. I'm real sad.

Dave Jamieson

Outside RNC, Poverty Grows In Tampa's Suburbs

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

THONOTOSASSA, Fla. -- Having spent most of his life in a low-income neighborhood on the outskirts of Tampa, Raymond Smith has long recognized that bei...

Jason Cherkis

One Project Paul Ryan And President Obama Agreed On Federally Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As far back as 2004, city leaders in Janesville, Wis., Rep. Paul Ryan's (R) hometown, believed that their public bus system needed a new...

Aligning Transportation Priorities for an Urban Nation

Lee Fisher | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
Lee Fisher

The United States is not a car-dependent country any more. Congress should allocate funding to support public transit, biking, and walking in the same manner it has been supporting driving for decades.

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?