Posts tagged with 'recession'
Hundreds of stranded metro-riding Madrileños tried to crowd onto city buses to get to work. Photo via El Pais.
A Day Without Metro in Madrid
Ever wonder what a day without Metro would feel like? Today, Madrileños found out. Lately we’ve talked a lot about U.S. transit agencies’ budget crises. But events in Madrid today are eye opening, showing how transit agencies around the world are ...
Moving through the Recession, Part 5: Are Exurbs Still Declining?
Moving through the Recession, Part 5: Are Exurbs Still Declining?
Earlier this week, the National Association of Realtors announced that sales of previously occupied homes in the United States fell 0.6 percent last month. This drop came after a sharp decrease in December and a more modest one in January. ...
Bicycling has seen rising popularity during the recession, but this increased interest won't be sustained without adequate investments.  Photo: Ed Yourdon, flickr.
Moving through the Recession, Part 4: Can We Sustain the Biking Boom?
This is the fourth installment of TheCityFix’s series Moving through the Recession, which explores how the worldwide economic slowdown has impacted transportation systems and users locally, nationally and internationally. Parts 1, 2 and 3 examined transit ridership, service cuts and ...
Washington, DC's transit system is one of many across the country facing budget and ridership woes due to the recession.  Photo: MJM, flickr.
Moving through the Recession, Part 3: Metro Confronts Estimated $189 Million Budget Shortfall
As the latest installment of its series Moving through the Recession, TheCityFix DC conducted an email interview with Thomas Harrington, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Director of Long-Range Planning.  Parts 1 and 2 of the series, featured on TheCityFix ...
Economic recovery is good, but increased driving and congestion is not.  How can we have both at the same time?  Photo: Atwater Village Newbie, flickr.
On the Road Again: Driving Decline Ends
It’s official – the historic decline in driving we’ve seen for the past two years has ended. From 2007 up to a few months ago, the economic crisis and high gas prices combined to produce some of the largest decreases ...
Transit service cuts are affecting riders across the country, and show no signs of slowing.  Photo: Environmental Defense Fund blog.
Moving through the Recession, Part 2: Service Cuts Continue
This is the second installment of TheCityFix’s series Moving through the Recession, which explores how the worldwide economic slowdown has impacted transportation systems and users locally, nationally and internationally.
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