public transportation


BART strike reveals tech, transit worker divide

Jul 4, 2013
The strike has laid bare a tricky cultural divide in the Bay Area, between traffic-weary tech workers who drive the local economy, and blue collar transit workers who feel left behind.
Posted In: BART, San Francisco, california, public transportation, unions

Tech spin: A tour of New York City's new bike share program

May 31, 2013
Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson takes New York City's new bike share program for a spin.
Posted In: New York City, bike sharing, bike, public transportation

Lost your NYC Metrocard? That'll cost you an extra dollar

Mar 5, 2013
This week, New York subway and bus riders will have to hold onto their Metrocards or face a $1 surcharge for a new one. NYC's transit authority says it costs $10 million a year to produce the cards.
Posted In: New York City, New York, MTA, public transportation

New public transport idea for Austin, Texas has high hopes

Jan 18, 2013
In Austin, Texas, a new idea aims to give the city's public transit system a lift -- in the form of gondolas.
Posted In: public transportation

Save the earth, drive your car?

Nov 14, 2012
Adding lots of train and bus lines to car-congested roads would seem to be an environmental slam dunk. If only the math would cooperate.
Posted In: public transportation, Transit

Kansas City citizens help fund civic project with donations

Nov 14, 2012
Kansas City, Mo., couldn't get government money for a new streetcar system. So, they asked residents and businesses to chip in for donations -- in addition to possible a tax hike.
Posted In: missouri, start-ups, public transportation, crowdfunding

Apple's executive shakeup, and tech challenges after a storm halts transportation

Oct 31, 2012
With New York City's Mayor Bloomberg warning it could be the days before subway trains are restored, what are the other options for the millions of people that use the transit system on a typical day?
Posted In: tech industry, apple, public transportation, Hurricane Sandy

How to repair a 108-year-old subway system

Oct 31, 2012
Transit authorities say Sandy has caused the worst crisis for the New York Subway system in its 108 year existence. Two days after the storm, the transit system is still at a halt.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, New York City, public transportation

Philadelphia restores public transit, draws on 'rainy day fund'

Oct 31, 2012
The city of Philadelphia is getting back to business this morning. Schools and city government are up and running, as are trains and buses. What are the costs of getting the city up and running again after Sandy?
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, Philadelphia, public transportation

Bus ridership is up across the country

Jul 10, 2012
Transit ridership across the U.S. has been steadily rising for more than a year. One of the biggest jumps came in Indianapolis.
Posted In: public transportation, Transportation, buses, Indianapolis