Recent Streetsblog CALIFORNIA posts about Public Transportation

Linear transportation routes carrying riders who walk the last few blocks from their origins and to their destinations. Sound familiar? Image: Uber
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Uber’s Latest Feature Reinvents the Wheels on the Bus

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Uber is rolling out a new feature that will encourage people who use its shared-ride service in New York to walk to the nearest intersection, instead of getting picked up at their door. The company hopes that by avoiding looping through congested Manhattan to pick up and drop off multiple people, it will make trips faster and easier -- but Uber is trying to solve a problem that buses solved generations ago.
Good transit boils down to three ingredients, according to TransitCenter: It has to be fast, frequent and reliable, and walkable and accessible. Photo: Stefanie Seskin/Flickr
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The 3 Essential Ingredients for Cooking Up Transit That People Want to Ride

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With so much transportation funding going toward highways, it's tempting to support any transit investment as a step in the right direction. But not all transit investments will produce service that helps people get where they need to go. To make transit a useful travel option that people want to ride, says TransitCenter, there are three basic goals that officials and advocates should strive for.
Indy's Red Line BRT was one of the transit projects spared from cuts in Congress's budget. Image: IndyGo
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House and Senate Decline Trump’s Request to Gut Transit Funding, For Now

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Yesterday, Congress came out with a funding package that keeps the government operating until the end of September. Officially, it's known as the omnibus appropriations package for fiscal year 2017. Unofficially, it's a Republican Congress ignoring the wishes of President Donald J. Trump, and for transit projects around the country, it's what amounts to good news these days.