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Jarrett Walker: When buses go free, public transit service can suffer
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Jarrett Walker: When buses go free, public transit service can suffer

The efforts to eliminate fares for buses but not rail transit in Boston and Washington, DC, should raise questions about who those two modes are for, and what they mean.
The dream of high speed rail in the PNW may finally be on the horizon

The dream of high speed rail in the PNW may finally be on the horizon

Rail advocates argue new lines will grow the economy, shrink mobility inequalities and help decarbonize the region.
A federal agency asks how it can be more equitable on transportation
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A federal agency asks how it can be more equitable on transportation

The federal agency responsible for building highways that tore through underserved communities in the 1950s is asking the public for ways to make transportation more equitable and accessible.
Where pandemic cuts to subways and buses persist
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Where pandemic cuts to subways and buses persist

In Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., bus and rail service remain far below where they were before Covid. Here’s how that affects riders. 
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Thinking of buying an electric vehicle? Read this first.

Thinking of buying an electric vehicle? Read this first.

Switching from combustion engines to electric cars is only half the battle; the U.S. must also make clean transportation accessible to all.
Can Biden save public transit from the pandemic?

Can Biden save public transit from the pandemic?

Ridership—and revenue—are cratering. Will there be anything left once we’re vaccinated? The Biden administration and new Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg will have to act fast to give federal help so states and cities can turn things around.
Urban highway removals could get federal help
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Urban highway removals could get federal help

A new Senate bill includes a $10 billion program aimed at cities that are considering removing urban freeways and repairing the damage these projects inflicted on vulnerable communities decades ago. 
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