Officials say that the "Dream Streetcar" is intended to boost ridership, even though the streetcar is free.
The median resident of Southern California takes zero transit trips annually, and only 2 percent of the region's population frequently uses mass transit.
Service cuts that reflect falling demand and zoning reforms that bring more fare-paying residents back to cities could shore up transit agencies' budgets.
That's more than $21,000 per foot. And the tab doesn't include operating costs, which taxpayers will also heavily subsidize.
The Absence of a 'Carmageddon' After the Philadelphia Bridge Collapse Doesn't Prove Highways Are Useless
The closure of I-95 is a teachable moment. But highway critics are learning the wrong lesson from it.
When the state won't shade you, buy a hat.
The rail lines servicing Washington, D.C.'s Union Station are carrying as little as a quarter of their pre-pandemic ridership. Officials still want to triple the station's capacity.
A proposal to charge rideshare vehicles $2 to enter D.C.'s downtown during the day will probably reduce Uber and Lyft rides. But we shouldn't expect it to reduce overall traffic volumes.
"If there is freedom, private property, rule of law, then Latin Americans thrive," says the social media star.
The transit systems we're supposed to hop aboard ultimately operate as jobs programs for government workers.
From delivery fees to streaming taxes, New York can’t stomach having MTA users actually pay for the system themselves.
The Ohio train accident was frightening enough. Spreading inaccurate information won’t help the citizens of East Palestine.
The company scored 445 points on the city's checklist—one fewer point than a company that did receive a permit.
Transit officials and transit-boosting politicians in D.C., L.A., and New York City are warming to the idea of being totally dependent on taxpayer subsidies.
Pandemic Repairs Were Supposed To Put D.C. Metro Back on Track. Then It Literally Went Off the Rails.
Putting the district's train system back on track will take more than better bureaucracy.
WMATA suspended automated train operations after the deadly 2009 Fort Totten crash. Perennial efforts to bring them back over the past decade have repeatedly fallen through.
Transit ridership, especially rail, has collapsed post-pandemic, but the Atlanta BeltLine Coalition says now is the time to take federal dollars and build a $2.5 billion streetcar.
A rider advocacy group says the Montreal's transit agency violated its free speech rights by refusing to run ads critical of recent fare hikes.
The decision against the rule hinged on whether the agency had the power it asserted.
"We should still have masks on the subway system. New York is unique. We are densely populated," said the mayor at a press conference today.
The White House is making it harder for people to request waivers from cost-increasing Buy America requirements in the $1.2 trillion infrastructure law.
Ridership is dismally depressed and a federal mask mandate for straphangers remains stubbornly in place.
St. Louis Taxpayers Paid a Lot To Run a Money-Losing Streetcar. It Could Cost Them Even More To Shut It Down.
The Federal Transit Administration says St. Louis officials either need to get its Loop Trolley back up and running or return $37 million in federal funds.
Why hasn't a collapse in rail transit service produced nightmarish levels of traffic congestion? Thank working from home and flexible work schedules.
For Biden, "build back better’" apparently means eyes on everything in the economy.
D.C. transit officials have known since 2017 about a safety defect in its 7000 series cars that caused a derailment last week.
The bill would strip New York of federal transit funding if Manhattan-bound Garden State motorists aren't spared from new tolls.
A congestion pricing proposal would have drivers pay $6.50 every time they enter a downtown zone.
The Head of D.C.'s Long-Troubled Metro System Says Another Federal Bailout Is Needed To Stave Off Apocalyptic Service Cuts
D.C.'s public transit agency has already received close to $1 billion in federal coronavirus relief funds.
Transit wonks are debating which mode of transportation was most responsible for the country's worst COVID-19 outbreak.
Last Week, the Public Transit Industry Asked for $12.8 Billion in Emergency Funding. The Senate GOP Relief Bill Gives Transit $20 Billion. House Dems Want $25 Billion.
The public transit bailout is spiraling out of control.
Public Transit Advocates Ask for $12.8 Billion Bailout To Cope With 75 Percent Revenue Drop Related to Coronavirus
Public transit was already in decline before the COVID-19 outbreak. Now transit agencies are teetering on the brink of collapse.
Councilmember Charles Allen has proposed giving every D.C. resident a $100 monthly subsidy for bus and train rides.
Man tackled, shot twice for crime of illegally shifting between train cars.
House Democrats' $760 Billion Infrastructure Proposal Has Lots of Funding Proposals, Few Proposed Funding Sources
The "Moving Forward Framework" includes some sensible reforms alongside expensive, dubious policy proposals.
D.C.'s Cash-strapped Public Transit Agency Didn't Know It Had Hundreds of $400 Gold Pins Sitting in Storage
A recent Inspector General's report found the agency had serious problems tracking and managing its inventory.
The argument for getting rid of walking on metro station escalators demonstrates the flaws of central planning logic.
Strict scooter regulations are a loss for choice and mobility.
What happened to me could have happened to a cyclist or pedestrian. Blame cars, not scooters.
It didn't, and now the Loop Trolley needs a $700,000 bailout to stay afloat.
Local governments that remove development restrictions near transit would have a better chance of scoring federal transit funding grants.
Subway Planners Forgot To Include Wheelchair-Friendly Platforms in $21.7 Million Accessibility Project, Audit Finds
A damning new audit of New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority finds that subway improvement projects are plagued by delays and cost overruns.