They decrease wait time, improve satisfaction, and (likely) increase ridership.
In places with good bicycling infrastructure, research shows that sidewalk riding goes down even as ridership goes up.
Here are a few ways to make sure they don't.
It took very concerted policy efforts going back to the early 1990s.
It's normal for people to want a little time to detach from the workplace.
New York-based Placemeter is turning disused smartphones into big data.
The lure of the space overwhelms almost all other commuter benefits.
There's a worthy federal infrastructure program staring America right in the face: broadband.
It substitutes for short trips in the core, and expands service on the outskirts.
Encouraging commuters to leave earlier has made for less crowded trains during the peak.
The story of Boyle Heights reminds us that urban highway teardowns don't always end in victory.
MARTA sees real estate as a gateway to better train and bus service.
The passenger rail carrier lost its leverage with freight rail companies after a federal appeals court ruling in 2013.
There's no one way to show riders the way, but some are better than others.
For one thing, low rents.
Much of the recent nastiness is really a symptom of driver frustration with a changing environment.
The state has released a brief policy history of its pay-per-mile program.
The state's push to end car-first street planning could ripple across the country.
A digital reality tour of five classic New York locations still here, and five since gone.