Tag Archives: Transit

Vancouver’s Multi-Modal Success Story

Bike lane in Vancouver, Canada (Screenshot from Streetfilms)
By Streetfilms Perhaps one of the best transportation stories of 2016 comes from Vancouver, B.C. where they have achieved a 50% sustainable mode share (bike, walk, transit) a full four years earlier than goal (2020). Long traditionally a region that prides itself on transportation options and rejecting the freeway movement in the 1960’s and 70’s (still the only major city in North America that boasts no freeways within its core) what Vancouver has done is set an impressive goal to... Read more

Car-free in Cleveland: Letting Go of the Wheel of the Personal Vehicle

A bicyclist commutes on the Lorain-Carnegie Bridge in Cleveland, OH (Marvin Fong / he Plain Dealer
Cleveland was ranked the best U.S. city in which to be car-free by USA Today this year. The ranking, which was presented as a top 10 list, was designed as a guide for visitors looking to forgo renting cars while traveling. However, being car-free in Cleveland as a resident is a different experience than that of a tourist. When it comes to the day-to-day reality of living, working and playing in Cuyahoga County, it can be a challenge to get... Read more

What $2.8 Billion Could Do for Atlanta Transit

Atlanta MARTA Station (Source: NextCity)
November 8 was good for U.S. transit. Voters in Los Angeles, Seattle, Columbus, Kansas City, Indianapolis, Spokane and elsewhere passed ballot measures to fund or expand service in their cities and counties. In Atlanta and the surrounding county, voters approved two major measures to fund MARTA (Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) expansion, the Atlanta BeltLine rail and trail corridor, and other bicycle and pedestrian projects. Read more... Read more

How Transit Fared in the 2016 Election

In San Francisco, voters passed two propositions to support transit service expansion. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
In the election, there were a litany of important local, regional and state issues up for a vote including an unprecedented number of transit-related ballot measures. Voters in cities and counties around the U.S. decided on nearly $200 billion in transit funding, the most in any single election in the country’s history. To get a sense of what this trend means moving forward, here’s a look at the 10 largest transit-related ballot measures around the country and what they will... Read more

Why It Will Take More Than Light Rail to Fix U.S. Transit

Pedestrians disembark from a train at Union Station in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
The way we approach transportation in American cities is at a turning point. Since the 1940s, transportation engineers and planners designed transportation networks with seemingly one goal in mind: to move vehicles as quickly as possible. Trends signal a transition away from an outdated model focused on moving vehicles to a new approach focused maximizing accessibility. Yet as cities and regions look to design an access-first model, they will need to fundamentally change their approach to transportation, urban planning and... Read more

Webinar: How to Use Shared Mobility to Build First/Last Mile Connections

Join the Shared-Use Mobility Center for a free webinar to learn how to use shared mobility to address first/last mile issues and increase access to public transportation. Presenters will cover emerging best practices that cities are using to leverage shared mobility to build first/last mile connections. The webinar will also cover ways that transportation and policy experts can use SUMC’s new Shared Mobility Toolkit. Register now... Read more

Webinar: Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit

(Credit: Shared Use Mobility Center)
The ability to conveniently request, track, and pay for trips via mobile devices is transforming transportation mobility options. A report for the Transportation Research Board examined the relationship between public transportation and shared modes. This webinar will focus on several of the report’s key findings. The presenters will also discuss the opportunities and challenges for public transportation as they relate to technology-enabled mobility services and potential actions that public agencies may take to promote cooperation between public and private mobility... Read more
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