Mass Transit

Omaha Just Designed a Way Better Transit System for Zero Cost

The FORWARD plan brings frequency and all-week service to the heartland.

The Incredibly Simple Fantasy Bus Route Tool Even the Pros Love

Transitmix has gone from amateur sensation to agency consideration.

One Way to Avoid Flight Delays: Help Air-Traffic Controllers Do a Better Job

Hamsa Balakrishnan develops algorithms that help controllers and pilots better manage who's taking off and when.

A Universal Lesson in Breaking the Habit of Car Commuting

How one U.K. company got its employees to stop driving to work.

A Basic Shelter Can Make the Wait for the Bus Feel Shorter

Twin Cities riders believed transit arrived more quickly at shelters or stations compared with stops at curbside signs.

No Signage at Your Bus Stop? Make Your Own

A Brazilian project asks frustrated bus riders to take matters into their own hands.

Why the People in Charge of Transit Systems Should Be Required to Actually Ride Transit

It may sound obvious, but it's a big problem in cities across the country.

Every City Needs Hong Kong's Brilliant Baggage-Check System

In-town baggage service eliminates the hassle of hauling luggage to the airport or around the city.

Las Vegas Finally Antes Up for a Real Public Transit Network

The city has commissioned a plan to expand mobility options on the Strip.

Singapore's Early Morning Free Transit Program Has Been a Huge Success

Encouraging commuters to leave earlier has made for less crowded trains during the peak.

The Atlanta Transit Agency's Big Plan to Convert Parking Lots into Housing

MARTA sees real estate as a gateway to better train and bus service.

Give Me Bike-Share Reciprocity or Give Me Bike Racks

The more cities that adopt bike-share systems, the plainer the need for coordination between them.

5 Lessons U.S. Transit Systems Should Learn from London

At the top of the list: Get people on board with annual fare increases.

The Case for Tearing Down Park-and-Ride Lots

And replacing them with mixed-use development.

Partially Banning Cars for a Day in Paris Actually Worked

Road traffic dropped by 18 percent, and PM-10 pollution dropped by 6 percent. 

For Lima, There's No Simple Path to Re-Regulating Public Transportation

The city's historic transport free-for-all is starting to change, but a lot of people could get left behind. 

Bolivia Deploys the World's Largest System of Cable Cars

One more sign of the coming "Golden Age of Gondolas"?

Watch 'Real-Time' Transit Planning Help North America's Busiest Bus Line

Tape, chalk, and a few stanchions whip long rider queues into shape.

How a System for Shared Taxi Rides Could Transform New York City

A totally optimized taxi network would produce 40 percent fewer trips.

How Utah Turned Its Unpopular Public Transit System Into a Hit

The state doubled its light rail line in just 7 years, with the broad support of users and non-users alike.