"In Transportation Costs, 'It's the System, Stupid'"
"For U.S. Transit, 'Death Spiral' Shouldn't Have Been an Option in the First Place" (Podcast)
With plummeting ridership, cuts in services, and higher fares, U.S. transit may be in mortal danger. But the seeds of the current crisis were planted long before the pandemic.
"The Only Thing More Expensive Than Saving Transit is Not Saving Transit"
Don’t ask if we can still afford public transit in American cities. Ask if we can still afford the alternative: car-dependent development, and universal car usage as a minimum ante to participate in society.
"How to Get to Great Bus Service in a Car-Dominated Place"
"The State of U.S. Transit in 5 Observations"
"Why Development-Oriented Transit is better than Transit-Oriented Development"
Great places need a train less than a train needs a great place.
"You Don't Need Transit to Build a Walkable Place"
"The Difference Between Mobility and Accessibility"
When we obsess over the speed of travel—whether in our cars or on public transit—we’re missing the point of transportation. It’s not about how far you can get in a given time: it’s what you can getto.
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