America's Fastest Growing Form of Transit: The Intercity Bus
For the third year in a row, “intercity bus service was the fastest growing mode of intercity transportation, outpacing air and rail transportation,” says a report released by DePaul University, called “The Intercity Bus: America’s Fastest Growing Transportation Mode,” by Joseph P. ...
Using Instant Feedback for "Eco-Driving"
Researchers at the University of California are developing a study on how drivers change their behavior when they have access to instantaneous information on the efficiency of their driving. The first-of-its-kind study, led by UC Berkeley, UC Riverside and UC ...
Tribute to MLK: Public Transportation as a Civil Right
Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on this bus, now on permanent display at The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village. Photo by Chuck Miller.
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, celebrated as a federal holiday in the United States, TheCityFix salutes the courageous leaders of nonviolent activism and the civil rights movement, especially those who fought hard for equality on public transportation. ...
Friday Fun: No Pants Subway Ride
Image from the No Pants 2011 ride in Washington, DC on January 9. Photo by M.V. Jantzen.
People from 50 cities in 24 countries stripped down to their skivvies on Sunday to participate in the tenth annual No Pants Subway Ride, a serious feat considering how cold it’s been in recent weeks. The subway event originated in New ...
Establishing Standards to Improve BRT Systems in Latin America
SIBRT hopes to provide useful data and best practices for cities looking to implement bus rapid transit globally. Photo by Meena Kadri.
Latin America has some of the most touted transit systems in the world, but it also has some poorly run and maintained transport systems. Since the 1970s, ever since the concept of BRT was born in Curitiba, Brazil, these systems have ...
America’s Fastest Growing Form of Transit: The Intercity Bus
America’s Fastest Growing Form of Transit: The Intercity Bus
For the third year in a row, “intercity bus service was the fastest growing mode of intercity transportation, outpacing air and rail transportation,” says a report released by DePaul University, called “The Intercity Bus: America’s Fastest Growing Transportation Mode,” by Joseph P. ...
Using Instant Feedback for “Eco-Driving”
There are a number of techniques to reduce fossil fuel consumption through by altering driving behavior. Photo by Hamed Saber.
Researchers at the University of California are developing a study on how drivers change their behavior when they have access to instantaneous information on the efficiency of their driving. The first-of-its-kind study, led by UC Berkeley, UC Riverside and UC ...
TheCityFix Picks, January 15: Argentina Likes Bikes, Promising HSR Lines, New Options in Google Transit
The America 2050 High-Speed Rail in America report was released this week and maps out the promising high-speed rail corridors across the United States.
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 ...
Why Streetcars? Evaluating the Alternatives
Photo by Stephen Rees.
In a recent post on TheCityFix, Dan Tangherlini, the former director of the District Department of Transportation under Mayor Anthony Williams, makes the case for streetcars in Washington, D.C.  I would like to bring some additional points to the discussion. For ...
Case Studies of Latino New Urbanism: San Ysidro
Rendering of "Living Rooms at the Border." Image by Teddy Cruz.
This case study is a continuation of our “Cities in Flux” post about Latino New Urbanism, a way of understanding community, public spaces and neighborhoods by acknowledging the preferences and culture of Latino immigrants. They are places that are layered ...