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How Streetcars are Meeting the Needs of Modern Cities

| April 26, 2017

Perhaps one of the most misunderstood elements of modern streetcars is what they can offer a city, and in particular, what they can offer that other modes of transportation can’t.

Public transit ridership up after Atlanta bridge collapse

Management & Operations| April 5, 2017

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority reported a big rush hour jump in passengers on its northern rail lines Monday morning, up 50% to 73% as many commuters sought to avoid the highways altogether.

Management & Operations| March 28, 2017

The most and least affordable cities for public transit

In the wake of the increase in New York, where a monthly unlimited pass now costs $121, a new analysis shows the affordability of more than 70 transit systems across the U.S.

Bus| June 14, 2016

Fitness studio aims to merge spinning class with bus

The 45-minute classes will cost $17 to $21, and the bus will travel along the most popular commuter routes in London.

Sustainability| August 27, 2015

U.S. commuters waste 7 billion hours sitting in traffic, report says

Washington, D.C. tops the list of gridlock-plagued cities, with 82 hours of delay per commuter, followed by Los Angeles (80 hours), San Francisco (78 hours), New York (74 hours) and San Jose, Calif. (67 hours).

Accessibility| December 11, 2014

U.S. commuters wait approximately 40 mins. a day for public transit

 Not knowing when train or bus will arrive is number one commuter frustration, more than actual wait times, safety, overcrowding, and unfamiliar routes, according to a report by public transit app Moovit.

Accessibility| August 7, 2014

Introducing Lyft Line

Introducing Lyft Line: a new way to ride with Lyft, available first in San Francisco. Lyft Line offers shared rides along shared routes, priced for daily use. Set your destination, and we’ll connect you with a ride already going the same way. Learn more at lyft.com/line

Data available from the U.S. Geological Survey and NASA Visible Earth: Blue Marble Next Generation.

Bus| June 3, 2014

Public transportation riders save $10,181 per year

The savings are based on the cost of commuting by public transportation compared to the cost of owning and driving a vehicle.
Bus| February 19, 2013

Critics question NJ Transit’s on-time claims

Transit advocates and commuters questioned the agency’s claim of a 91% on-time rate for November, when Superstorm Sandy impacted the coast line for weeks, putting many trains out of operation. The system is also facing criticism over how it calculated its 96% on-time record for last year.
Accessibility| February 5, 2013

As traffic worsens, commuters allowing extra time for urgent trips

The Planning Time Index (PTI), a measure of travel reliability, illustrates the amount of extra time needed to arrive on time for higher priority events, such as an airline departure, just-in-time shipments, medical appointments or especially important social commitments.
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