Public Transit

The Uber-Transit Convergence Arrives in Denver

The ride-hailing giant once called public transportation a threat to its growth. But in one city, it’s joining forces.

Could Hawaii Be Paradise For Hydrogen-Powered Public Transit?

Hawaii has been overhauling its transportation systems, and hydrogen-powered public transit may be next.

Scooters Did Take Over Last Year

A new report shows use of electric scooters surged past docked bike share.

Rail Travel Is Cleaner Than Driving or Flying, but Will Americans Buy In?

COMMENTARY | Rail advocates often make the case that trains are a cleaner mode of transportation, but why is that so? And what would it take to expand rail in the U.S.?

Judge Dismisses Truckers' Lawsuit Against Pennsylvania Tolls

Trucking groups had challenged the diversion of toll dollars to transit projects.

A Suburban Community Rejects Transit Expansion

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Changes to eviction laws in Mississippi ... Raising the age to buy tobacco in Delaware ... Examining state employee raises in North Carolina.

What Self-Driving Cars Mean For Seniors and the Suburbs

The U.S. Conference of Mayors vice president focuses on getting his community excited for the “human aspect” of the disruptive technology.

The Hot New Thing in Dockless Electric Scooters: Docks

Cities are desperate to tame the sidewalk chaos of the e-scooter industry. One startup offers a solar-powered parking solution.

Fewer People Using Transit in the D.C. Area

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | A proposal to allow teens to get vaccinated ... Plans for a property tax reduction in Baltimore ... Chicago tunnel plans on the rocks.

A Light-Rail Project Hits a Higher-Ed Roadblock

Duke University declined to sign a collaborative agreement necessary to secure federal funding for the North Carolina project.

How Electric Cars Could Make America’s Crumbling Roads Even Worse

COMMENTARY | In a country that pays for roads out of a gas tax, new solutions will be needed when fewer cars are dependent on fuel.

The Gap Between Workers and Jobs

Workers live far away from available jobs in metropolitan areas across the country, researchers found.

Using Data to Figure Out Where Transit Should Go

Fixed-route bus use, in particular, has seen steep declines in use while ride-sharing continues to grow in popularity, according to a new report.

Riders Aren't Quitting Transit—Just Using It Less Often

New research from a transit-reform nonprofit found that riders are likely to return to public transit if service improves.

Cities Aren’t Built for Parents

The death of a young mother who fell in a New York City subway station has drawn scrutiny to the inaccessibility of public-transit systems.

‘Consultants Often Manage Consultants, Who Manage Other Consultants’

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Historic city hall burns to the ground … ‘Rays of hope’ in Pennsylvania … and Virginia state senators approve Equal Rights Amendment.

A Prolonged Shutdown Will Hit Counties With Tight Cash Flows Hardest

From wildfire prevention efforts to farm loans to mass transit, here are the latest potential casualties of a long-term funding hiatus.

The Transportation Quandary for Older and Disabled People Is Two-Fold

A recent survey shows the “great need” to serve those who can’t drive or will no longer be able to.

High-Tech Band-Aids for New York’s Deteriorating Subway

“Necessity is the mother of invention,” says Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who plans to “break the box” on a long-planned tunnel rehabilitation project three months before its scheduled start.