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Metrobus riders are more likely to be poor, minority, unemployed and transit-dependent.  So shouldn't WMATA pay special attention to their needs when planning service and fare changes?  Photo: greychr.
Metro Fare Hikes: Who's Hit the Hardest?
Metrobus riders are poorer and have fewer transportation alternatives than Metrorail riders, says Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) data – and they face the biggest fare hikes under current proposals. Rail passengers, who face a 15% increase in fares ...
The central city share of new residential construction in metro areas whose core communities saw a substantial increase.  Graph: EPA.
New Report: Fundamental Real Estate Shift in the U.S.?
Residential construction in urban neighborhoods has accelerated over the past two decades, says a new report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The 2010 edition of Residential Construction Trends in America’s Metropolitan Regions foresees a fundamental shift in the real ...
More and more Mumbaikers are realizing that BRT can contribute to reducing the city's massive congestion.  Photo: squarejer.
BRT Gaining Momentum in Mumbai
After years of delays, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is gaining momentum in Mumbai. The Mumbai Environmental Social Network (MESN), an NGO focusing on traffic management, is demanding that political leaders implement BRT. With the support of other citizens’ groups and ...
Transantiago integrates metro and bus rapid transit to improve mobility in Santiago, Chile. Photo by objetoslicitables.
Q&A: Three Years of Transantiago
Transantiago, the public transport system in Santiago, Chile that combines bus rapid transit (BRT), feeder bus lines and a metro system, celebrated its third birthday last month. You may remember the news coverage from its opening weeks in February 2007. ...
Q&A: Three Years of Transantiago
Transantiago, the public transport system in Santiago, Chile that combines bus rapid transit (BRT), feeder bus lines and a metro system, celebrated its third birthday last month. You may remember the news coverage from its opening weeks in February 2007. ...
Vending machines selling emergency bike repair supplies (like this one in Moab, UT) are taking off around the country.  The latest one has opened up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  Photo: sbmilagros.
TheCityFix Picks, March 26: World Urban Forum, Smart Growth in the U.S., Vending Machines for Cyclists
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
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