How Transit Saved Lives — And Became a Lifeline — During and After the Maui Fires
A Hawaii bus agency helped transport 42,000 people off the island in the wake of the most devastating fires in the state's history — and highlighted the critical role that shared modes can play not just in preventing climate-related disasters, but saving lives when they happen.
Op-Ed: Why Is Fare Evasion Punished More Severely than Speeding?
A.B. 819 offers California the opportunity to decriminalize fare evasion and replace punitive measures with more equitable approaches.
Opinion: How to Decide Between Light Rail and Bus Rapid Transit
What style of transit makes the most sense in a COVID-era world?
Opinion: Fights Over Fare Evasion Are Missing the Point
"To be clear, I'm not advocating for gate jumping. But I am advocating that we direct our attention to what truly matters."
BART Launches New Schedule
The longest headway will now drop from 30 minutes to 20 on any line at any time. Advocates say it's a good first step towards adapting to changed travel patterns in a post-COVID world
Metro Increasing Service on Subway B and D Lines this Weekend
Great news! Metro is improving B and D line heavy rail subway frequency this weekend, ending more than three years of pandemic-era cuts.
How a New Drug Testing Rule from USDOT Could Help Alleviate the Bus Operator Crisis
Marijuana is legal in some form in 23 states. So why should bus drivers get fired for using it when they're not behind the wheel?
It’s Safe to Ride Transit
BART ridership is still only at about forty percent of its pre-pandemic levels, and that media-fed perception of danger might be one factor in the slow recovery rate.
Bill to Fund Transit with Bridge Toll Hike Paused
While some Bay Area legislators supported the idea of raising bridge tolls to help fund transit, there was enough opposition that its author, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), decided to put S.B. 532 on ice for now.
Commentary: It’s Hard to Celebrate the Pyrrhic Victory on Geary
"Latching on to 'the least we can do': Geary is exhibit A of taking the bar lower and lower."