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The pandemic doesn’t have to be an existential threat to mass transit

On Jan 12, 2021
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The notion that the pandemic is a threat to mass transit seems to be unique to the US (both US attitudes and how US funding works). https://t.co/kC65Md9ftR
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In countries that have committed to supporting public transport, advocates express confidence that systems will continue providing decent service.

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On Jan 12, 2021
@humantransit shared
The notion that the pandemic is a threat to mass transit seems to be unique to the US (both US attitudes and how US funding works). https://t.co/kC65Md9ftR
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The pandemic doesn’t have to be an existential threat to mass transit

The pandemic doesn’t have to be an existential threat to mass transit

In countries that have committed to supporting public transport, advocates express confidence that systems will continue providing decent service.

Even with stimulus, US mass transit faces a death spiral

Even with stimulus, US mass transit faces a death spiral

The fear is that service cuts today could reduce the constituency for public transportation later.

Is Trump Holding Congestion Pricing in New York City Hostage?

Is Trump Holding Congestion Pricing in New York City Hostage?

Over the last year and a half, a New York City “congestion pricing” plan awaiting federal approval has seemingly become a political flashpoint, as President Trump and New York Gov. Andrew ...

Luxembourg to Become the First Country to Offer Free Mass Transit for All

Luxembourg to Become the First Country to Offer Free Mass Transit for All

Plagued by traffic jams, one of the smallest countries in Europe will allow residents to ride free from 2020.

Fare evasion costs cities millions. But will cracking down on it solve anything?

Fare evasion costs cities millions. But will cracking down on it solve anything?

New York City has increased policing on the MTA to curb fare dodging. It’s resulted in outrage and protests from riders.

Bay Area mass transit could start to resemble Uber or Lyft

Bay Area mass transit could start to resemble Uber or Lyft

UC Berkeley’s Susan Shaheen has been studying the future of public transportation since the start of the pandemic and says we could see more focused transit routes while the line between ...

3 customer-focused strategies that helped the EU’s public transport withstand the pandemic

3 customer-focused strategies that helped the EU’s public transport withstand the pandemic

So you like our media brand Shift? You should join our Shift event track at TNW2020, where you’ll hear how data, autonomy, and connectivity are fueling the future of mobility.  This article ...

Carmageddon is nigh

Carmageddon is nigh

nyc-traffic-DanielW-Shutterstock.jpg Alt Text: Traffic in New York City.Image Credit: DanielW/Shutterstock For the 42% of the American workforce now working remotely, a question hangs over ...

In the pandemic, cities are scrambling to expand cycling infrastructure: Big Data can help

In the pandemic, cities are scrambling to expand cycling infrastructure: Big Data can help

The COVID-19 crisis has prompted many cities to reconsider the role of bicycles, which can provide a safe and efficient way to get around. But how do yo go about planning a cycling network ...

Virus threatens future of already-struggling transit systems

Virus threatens future of already-struggling transit systems

BOSTON (AP) — Before the pandemic, public transit users in cities around the country bonded over a slew of ills that plagued aging subway systems, from delays and breakdowns to the ...

COVID-19 is forcing public transport to flex

COVID-19 is forcing public transport to flex

From the end of rush hour and season tickets to hailing a bus like a cab, coronavirus could change the way we move around cities for good.

The Coming Carmaggeddon: Will Our Leaders Solve NYC’s Transportation Problem?

The Coming Carmaggeddon: Will Our Leaders Solve NYC’s Transportation Problem?

When this is all over, will we be a city for cars or a city for people? It’s up to our leaders — who are not leading.

Public Transport After COVID-19 Lockdowns: It’s Time to Innovate and Change Benchmarks of Success

Public Transport After COVID-19 Lockdowns: It’s Time to Innovate and Change Benchmarks of Success

In less than two months, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives, causing sickness, death, economic loss and fear. While this global health…

Reps. García, Pressley, and Jeffries Introduce Transit Parity Resolution

Reps. García, Pressley, and Jeffries Introduce Transit Parity Resolution

Washington, DC - Today, Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04), Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) and Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), along with 30 Members of Congress introduced a resolution declaring ...

Here’s how to make public transport safer during COVID-19

Here’s how to make public transport safer during COVID-19

How can we encourage commuters to use buses, trains and subways again in the wake of COVID-19? New research reveals the most popular safety steps around the world.

Transit gets $25B in federal stimulus package

Transit gets $25B in federal stimulus package

President Trump signed the $2 trillion CARES Act Friday, pledging to help agencies make up for lost revenue and fund daily operations amid the coronavirus.

Infrastructure Solutions: Transit Transformation

Infrastructure Solutions: Transit Transformation

For example, the report card noted that the following percentages of types of transit's physical infrastructure are not in a state of good repair: 15 percent of facilities (e.g., ...

Has Public Transit Finally Found Its First Mile-Last Mile Partner In Micromobility?

Has Public Transit Finally Found Its First Mile-Last Mile Partner In Micromobility?

As ride hailing fails to deliver on its promise to augment public transit as a first mile-last mile solution, micromobility is ready to step up.