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How Transit Saved Lives β€” And Became a Lifeline β€” 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 β€” and highlighted the critical role that shared modes can play not just in preventing climate-related disasters, but saving lives when they happen.

September 27, 2023

Pols: Congress Must Bolster Sustainable Commutes to Reduce Carbon and Congestion

The feds should bolster sustainable commuting modes and transportation demand management strategies.

September 26, 2023

Philly Gives City Workers Free Transit. Can Other Cities Follow?

It's sure to be a boon for SEPTA, the environment, and city employees’ quality of life, but can it be a model for other cities?

September 7, 2023

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?

September 1, 2023

What Will It Take to Build a Bullet Train in Texas?

A long-fought high speed rail project may be coming back from the dead β€” and what happens next could be instructive for other communities hoping to someday run trains in highway-dominated states.

August 29, 2023

Transit Master Class: Learning from Switzerland

A delegation of advocates and Bay Area transit officials spent a week in Switzerland learning how one of the world's best transit and rail systems works.

August 11, 2023

To Make Transit Work, We Need to Make Transit Agencies Better Workplaces

Bus drivers aren't the only employees that transit agencies are struggling to hire and keep β€” and until we address the employee burnout happening behind the scenes, sustainable transportation may never truly take off.

July 26, 2023

Commentary: Link 21 to BART 2.0

Transport Oakland wants your help in planning a new and better rapid transit system for the Bay Area

July 12, 2023