Pratt Center: NYC's Lowest-Paid Workers Have Longest Commutes
The combined cost of housing and transportation burden is significant depending on where you live. Many Americans and people all over the world struggle with an enduring trade off: spending a greater share of income on housing for a shorter ...
Time-Based Versus Distance-Based Fares
Time-Based Versus Distance-Based Fares
What are the options with payment schemes for public transportation? There are two tiers of strategies that a Los Angeles Metro study recently outlined. Time-based systems allow passengers to ride a transit system and make free transfers for a set ...
TheCityFix Picks, October 22: BIXI in Toronto, Bike Racks from Parking Meters, Airbags for Cyclists
TheCityFix Picks, October 22: BIXI in Toronto, Bike Racks from Parking Meters, Airbags 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 ...
Cities in Flux: The Importance of Sustainable Mobility in Megacities
"The 21st century will not be dominated by America or China, Brazil or India, but by the city." says Parag Khanna about the world's urbanized future.
This is part of TheCityFix’s series, “Cities in Flux,” about demographic shifts as a result of development, immigration, migration, politics and the environment. We look at how city planning and transportation policies respond to this movement. I thought an essay ...
In NYC, a New System of Buses Expands From the Bronx to Manhattan
Snapshot of the new bus system from a Streetsblog video.
In June 2010, the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) unveiled its first bus line with elements of bus rapid transit (BRT). The express bus, the Bx12 line, runs east to west across the Bronx with limited stops. Riders pay before getting ...
Pratt Center: NYC’s Lowest-Paid Workers Have Longest Commutes
Pratt Center: NYC’s Lowest-Paid Workers Have Longest Commutes
The combined cost of housing and transportation burden is significant depending on where you live. Many Americans and people all over the world struggle with an enduring trade off: spending a greater share of income on housing for a shorter ...
Friday Fun: Bike Typography
One of Juri's designs. Rendering by Juri...
Juri Zaech, a Swiss designer and art director living in Paris, is working on a fun prototype of a bike stylized in the form a name, as part of a project called “Write a Bike.” He even designed a tandem bike ...
Orlando Bus Rapid Transit Receives USDOT TIGER II Grant
Orlando Bus Rapid Transit Receives USDOT TIGER II Grant
The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) revealed which projects it will be funding under the TIGER II grant program, discretionary allocations that fall under the purview of the Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood. (Check out LaHood’s blog here.) The grants divide ...
Meter Jam: Evolving to a Results-Driven Campaign
The Meter Jam campaign started as a protest against Mumbai cabbies who overcharge passengers. Photo by Mayank Lahiri.
There have been more developments in India’s Meter Jam campaign, which we’ve been following for the past two months. The boycott of taxis and auto-rickshaws first began in mid-August, mostly as a protest against drivers, who, especially in Mumbai, frequently refuse potential ...
Are Transportation Agencies Actually Reading What’s Said Online?
An image from a short video on the new twitter interface.
Do transportation agencies keep up with conversations in blogs and social media? The answer is generally yes, but it’s not so systematic. It’s likely an employee is checking Twitter updates occasionally, writing back when possible, expanding an agency’s social media ...