The executive director of Environmental Entrepreneurs Bob Keefe argues for the potential of investing in infrastructure to drive the economy while being environmental friendly.
In celebration of London’s underground’s (“The Tube”) 150th anniversary, CNN ranked the world’s 9 cities with the best metro systems in the world. Did your city make the list?
We’ve seen many reports to date evidencing the connection between increased public transit usage and reduced obesity rates, but how in-depth are these reports?
In November of 2016, while on San Francisco Bay Area’s Rapid Transit System (BART), a U.S. citizen of Iranian descent was verbally harassed by an Islamophobic passenger. The incident, which was captured on video, moved a group of Bay Area locals to start a crowdfunded poster campaign to combat xenophobic harassment on public transit.
One of the biggest factors that can depress transit ridership is when the bus stops themselves aren’t designed in a way that takes the rider experience into account. In cities around the world, so many stops have either substandard shelters/seating areas or none at all, are located in stretches of highway that are nearly inaccessible to pedestrians, and don’t feel safe from cars speeding by mere feet away.
It may seem obvious to some people, but transit usage has a tendency to stick with you. People who get used to riding public transit when they’re young don’t tend to be in all that much of a hurry to jump into a car as they reach driving age and then head off to college. A recent study reported by Fast Company has the details.
Despite smartphones having been around for almost a decade, USB ports have yet to find their way onto public transportation.
University of East Anglia’s Norwich Medical School studied 18,000 British employees to determine the health effects on commuters when taking public transit to work.