We have the technology right now to revolutionize transit fare payment in ways that make transit systems faster and more user-friendly, via features like tap-and-go payment and all-door boarding. A few leading cities are doing just that.
With Milwaukee looking to implement a BRT system connecting downtown to the suburb of Wauwatosa, Ken Smith of Urban Milwaukee was eager to get a look at how BRT works in Quito, when he was in the city for the recent UN Habitat III summit. The system impressed him, and Smith wonders if Milwaukee will be able to duplicate the factors that make Quito's BRT successful.
Somebody gotta draw the base and frieze details of that wall. #NotMyAIA https://t.co/5yQuRtks5r — Erkin Özay (@erkinozay) November 12, 2016 We are all wondering this now. When our faces are used for marketing, but our backs not protected, that’s a systemic problem. #NotMyAIA https://t.co/eS3lSXqavS — define design deploy (@LATENT_DESIGN) November 11, 2016 Architects around the […]
Tuesday night was a great night for transit in Seattle, where the region’s $54 billion light rail measure sailed to a win. Under normal circumstances, transit advocates would have been elated. But Tom Fucoloro at Seattle Bike Blog writes that the election of Trump has cast a shadow over the victory. Everything has changed, he writes: By […]
On Tuesday night, voters approved major transit improvement plans in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Raleigh, and Seattle. There were other types of transportation measures on local ballots — they focused on highway expansion and lumped in transit funding as a secondary consideration. TransitCenter reports that in California, highway-centric packages didn’t have the same appeal as transit-focused ballot measures: Consider California. While […]
Today’s a huge day for transit on local ballots. Ballot measures in Detroit, Indianapolis, Raleigh, Seattle, and Los Angeles, among other places, could significantly expand transit access for millions of people. In many of these cities, transit opponents have seized on the same feeble argument: Investment in transit isn’t needed because soon Uber and Lyft and self-driving cars will […]