Outdated travel prediction systems are getting in the way of more efficient and equitable transportation. Urban planners Claire Fram and Richard de Cani of Arup believe there's a solution.
When Mexico City's subway system suffered a major outage, Google Maps added information about the metropolis's vast network of informal providers to help people get around.
The new US DOT, says urban planner Steven Higashide, understands that street-level changes, repeated at scale, can add up to a country that is greener and more just.
Metro Manila has optimised its major mass transportation lines in a bid to combat the spread of coronavirus and modernise commutes. But is it working?
Covid-19 exposed a number of flaws in the way most cities pay for mass transit. There are changes that transport agencies can make to be better prepared for a crisis.
Post-pandemic, cities must keep fighting to provide young people with equitable transport choices.
In countries that have committed to supporting public transport, advocates express confidence that systems will continue to provide decent service and adapt to the needs of a post-pandemic world.
San Francisco has seen ridership fall 90%. In Seoul, passenger numbers have held up much better. To what extent can local policy choices prior to and during the pandemic explain the difference?
Combining the best of high-speed trains and autonomous-vehicle tech, they are emerging as a less expensive, more sustainable option.
The fear is that service cuts today could reduce the constituency for public transportation later. In this looming disaster, the US is an outlier among the world’s wealthy nations.
The peak of the epidemic in Taipei and Hong Kong lasted about a month, but ridership lagged significantly for half a year.