Outdated travel prediction systems are getting in the way of more efficient and equitable transportation.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.
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.
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.
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.
The Texas capital wants to show that it can build light rail while protecting nearby communities at risk of displacement.
Staggering construction costs, the prioritisation of job creation and Republican obstruction may clobber the aspirations of "Amtrak Joe".
In normal times, the trains are funded largely via passengers, but now the passengers are staying home.