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Talking Transit: Oklahoma City Coordinates Transit and Development Plans
Published monthly, MPC’s Talking Transit provides updates about transit-related activities around the world. Get In the Loop on all the latest local, national and international transit headlines. >> Did you know? Oklahoma City residents passed a sales tax increase backed by the mayor…
MPC statement on the federal transportation reauthorization
The Metropolitan Planning Council supports H.R. 4348, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), the federal transportation reauthorization conference report. Congress will vote on the legislation today. The nation has not had a long-term federal transportation bill in more than two…
PPP Profiles: EagleP3, a section of Denver’s comprehensive transit expansion, FasTracks
PPP Profiles is an ongoing series of case studies on national and international public-private partnerships. To share ideas for future profiles, please contact Chrissy Nichols at cnichols@metroplanning.org. Location: Denver, Co Project Sponsor: Regional Transportation District Private Partner:…
Goods in Motion
In the top 10 highway bottlenecks in the country (three of which are in Chicago), congestion has caused more than 18 million hours of truck delay every year. However, trucks deliver the goods we need to fill our stores, generate revenue for local communities, and create jobs. Finding a…
Minnesota battles traffic with congestion pricing
In 2005, nine miles of underutilized carpool lanes along Minnesota’s I-394 corridor were converted into toll lanes. Since then, the lanes have accommodated more than 940,000 vehicles every year, and 90 percent of users maintain a very high level of satisfaction. Passengers in the non-tolled…
Reinventing Detroit
In the first half of the twentieth century, Detroit was a transit city. In 1922, it became home to the largest municipally-owned transit system in the country, and at its peak in 1945, Detroit’s transit network provided 492 million rides. The streetcar system alone operated almost 1,500…
Bus Rapid Transit: Advancing Livable Cities
  • May 28, 2010
In 1974, Curitiba, Brazil, introduced the world’s first ever bus rapid transit (BRT) system. It offers the rapidly growing city a reliable, high-quality transportation option that provides accessibility and reduces congestion. The innovative bus service offers many features similar to…
A Shift in Criteria for Federal Funding
In November 2007, Charlotte, NC, unveiled the first light rail project in North Carolina history. The 9.6-mile LYNX Blue Line, connecting Charlotte’s suburban South End to its downtown financial district, is a regional strategy to address growing congestion problems in the greater…
Good land use + multimodal accessibility = healthy, happy city
When you think about transit-friendly and walkable cities, chances are Des Moines, Iowa doesn't immediately come to mind. However, in the past 20 years, Des Moines has been aggressively working to improve its downtown district adding transit, bicycle, and pedestrian-friendly amenities to its…
Transportation for America hiring Illinois field organizer
Transportation for America is seeking a smart and motivated individual to grow an active field operation in Illinois, as part of a national campaign. The Illinois Field Organizer will direct the day-to-day development of a diverse coalition of prominent state and local organizations working in key…

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