mass transit

I'm happy to report today that I've been unanimously voted by my colleagues as ranking member of the T&I Subcommittee on
The potential deal begs a fundamental question about public goods and services. Who do we want to control them? Us, or a small handful of investors and Wall Street banks?
When I was in the Navy, I often sat on a train for 45 minutes between Yokosuka, Japan and Tokyo. The train moved at a steady
If Uber and Lyft choose to take their fight to the state level against basic local safety standards, the results may undermine the will of the voters and would certainly demonstrate a disregard for local democracy.
The first time you land in Denver, you're excused for wondering if perhaps you missed the announcement regarding an emergency
When the westbound Expo Line train glides into Santa Monica's Downtown station on May 20, the future of Los Angeles will have arrived. For the first time since the 1950s, that world-famous coastline will be back on the Southland's slowly-growing rail transit grid.
Companies cut corners across a variety of public goods and services, often with tragic consequences. For example, in 2010, United Care, a company contracted by Los Angeles County to coordinate foster care, lowered standards for selecting foster parents to cut costs.
Now is the time to ensure this public taxpayer money is producing better results for our communities and training the next
The Metro Board now has a historic opportunity to fix Metro's ridership slump by providing real leadership for the benefit of all the residents in LA County; not surprisingly, it involves more -- much more -- than simply trying to get us all to pass another transportation tax.
Eighty-one cities announced an ambitious partnership with MasterCard this week to reduce emissions.
There are 61,000 structurally deficient bridges in the U.S. today and 28 percent of urban roads are in substandard condition. Quite simply, the nation's transportation infrastructure is in crisis. Congress has the ability to change it. But it must put forward a bill that takes both funding and safety seriously.
If you were hoping to receive relationship advice based on today's title, then this blogpost is not for you. Yet, my intention is to discuss an equally important topic, and at last one that has the potential to seriously improve communal relationships.
When Eric Crusius boarded his recent American Airlines flight from Washington to Dallas, the air conditioning was powered down and the cabin started to heat up quickly, just as you might expect an aluminum tube to do under the heat of the late summer sun.
Auto sharing is becoming a more popular method of transportation, so why shouldn't bike sharing follow suit? Quite a few consumers and companies agree with that statement. Bicycle-sharing systems have mushroomed over the last few years in large and medium-sized U.S. markets.
4. Trajinera in Xochimilco: The neighborhood called Xochimilco is known for its pre-Hispanic canals and islands, which today
The decision to sleep on a train is yours to make. The fact that I was asleep does not, in any way, excuse the drunk man's behavior. We need to respect people, especially in our shared spaces. We need people to keep speaking up. Not only for ourselves but for those around us as well -- we are not alone!
Funding the next five-year capital plan for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a priority for the New York City region, and fortunately the funding gap has narrowed. The real question is: how much funding should come from motorists versus taxpayers and commuters?
NEW YORK -- Ironically, in this era of exponential growth, we are witnessing the disappearance of cities. Our urbanism is becoming increasingly generic -- a Starbucks on every corner and an iPhone in every palm. We can do better.
That means adding a track to the 9.8-mile segment of the Long Island Rail Road's Main Line from Floral Park to Hicksville. The extra track would eliminate the current bottleneck where so many branches converge. It would increase the frequency of trains and enable effective reverse commuting to take place.