Interstate 980 cuts off West Oakland, Calif., at top, from other Oakland neighborhoods.
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Two urban policy experts explain why taking down highways that have isolated low-income and minority neighborhoods for decades is an important part of the pending infrastructure bill.
Transport is the one sector where Australia hasn’t reined in the growth in greenhouse gas emissions. Electric cars will cut emissions but still leave us with all the other problems of car use.
In many cities contemplating new light rail systems, bus rapid transit offers a cheaper, faster and more flexible solution.
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Long-overdue changes are afoot in Britain's bus networks.
Public transit drivers are now responsible for preventing unmasked passengers from boarding and removing unruly customers.
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Recent federal mask mandates on all public transit have burdened bus drivers with difficult and sometimes dangerous duties to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
Elderly users of public transit face complex challenges to their mobility.
Transportation planning for the elderly should consider their needs, including safe pathways and accessible vehicles.
Do we need this many vehicles on the road?
Life cycle assessments of electric vehicles show that they cannot fully eliminate the greenhouse gas emissions of personal travel. We also need bikes, buses and trains to solve our climate problems.
Mask mandates, open windows and empty seats can help reduce the spread of the coronavirus.
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A researcher explains what it will take to make sure children are reasonably safe from catching the coronavirus aboard school buses.
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New bike lanes are a good idea for health and air quality, but the convenience of car travel for most journeys will remain.
As COVID-19 restrictions are eased, cities face crippling congestion if people shun crowded public transport. More frequent and faster services, using innovations like pop-up bus lanes, can avoid this.
Masks protect you from infection and protect others from getting sick. But authorities are leaving it up to individuals to decide if they want to wear masks on the bus or train. Here’s how to decide.
A family enjoy a film at a new drive-in cinema in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia.
The pandemic has forced many people to shift from public transport to car travel. But is this likely to be permanent?
Social distancing isn’t really compatible with public transport – especially during peak times. So how can we stay safe if we’re starting to take public transport again?
Many operators have lost almost all their fare revenue. Even those who operate on contract terms that reduce the impact of falling patronage must bear the costs of disinfection and other precautions.
New technologies and service models could revolutionise Britain’s creaking, privatised bus networks.
Bus travel is now free for all passengers throughout Luxembourg.
Fare free public transport exists in at least 98 cities and towns around the world.
Only the inner suburbs of Melbourne and other capital cities meet the 20-minute neighbourhood test. But we could transform the other suburbs for much less than the cost of current transport projects.
Yibin is the latest Chinese city to get the Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit (ART) system, or trackless trams.
Installing light rail is costly, as Sydney has found, but it’s the gold standard for public transport along road corridors. What trackless trams can do is rapidly expand such services at low cost.
Millions of South Africans rely on taxis for their daily commute.
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Violence is very common on South Africa’s various taxi routes.
With more than a million Australians using public transport to get to work each day, demand for car parking at the station is virtually insatiable.
The Commuter Car Park Fund announced in the budget sounds big, but is likely to create only around 30,000 extra spaces – a marginal benefit for Australia’s 1.2 million daily public transport users.