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After taking a tour of the MBTA’s Repair Facility in Everett, Mass., Maura Healey reinforced the need for future investment, including in vocational schools and programs to create a talent pipeline.
Some Global South cities are using escalators and cable cars to connect their hill slums with city centers, showcasing how imaginative infrastructure can improve life for residents in isolated areas.
A pilot program has gradually amassed more than $100 million in Federal Transit Administration grants, which are laying the groundwork for land use projects that promote mobility and affordability.
Combining recycled plastic with asphalt could cut costs and waste as long as microplastics don’t leach into waterways. At least a dozen states in the past few years have started pilot programs to test plastic roads.
After years of construction problems, safety issues and the pandemic, the last section of a 23-mile commuter rail project is complete, connecting the region's international airport and outer suburbs with Washington.
Metro Transit just opened the fifth bus rapid transit line in the Twin Cities. Advocates are hoping for many more.
Rides on public transit had been declining before COVID-19 hit. Solutions to boost ridership back to pre-pandemic levels exist, but some are expensive and will take time and political will to sustain.
Experts and transit officials agree that hydrogen fuel cell buses could be used on longer distance bus routes and can be refueled much more quickly than some EVs. But there are few fuel cell buses nationwide.
It became the biggest city in the U.S. to eliminate fares system-wide in 2020. But Kansas City’s experience has some unique local factors that don’t necessarily point the way for other cities to follow suit.
Transit must be part of a larger narrative for what cities can be, according to experts who gathered at the American Public Transit Association TRANSform Conference last month.
The U.S. is one of the most expensive countries in the world for building transit, according to the Transit Costs Project. A research group at the NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management is working to understand why.
Not only do bus operators need better pay, but they need to be treated with dignity and respect, and they need flexibility in their work along with opportunities for advancement.
The “Connected Communities” pitch includes a series of provisions to combat segregation and gentrification by encouraging residents to walk, cycle and use public transit as priority transportation methods.
The ballot proposals include a tax on millionaires in Massachusetts, bus system improvements in the Detroit region and a penny sales tax in Orange County, Fla.
For 30 days, the city made dozens of changes to its streets and saw bike-share use soar. For Boston’s chief of streets, it was a reminder that “there’s no substitute for trying something and learning from it.”