Public transportation is an important contributor to urban mobility, particularly in Canada’s largest metropolitan areas. Despite the fact that most residents view public transportation as a necessity, there is a tendency to think of it as more of a social …
Transit may be the better way, but it is certainly not the faster one. The latest data from Statistics Canada has revealed the most avoided truth about commuting: Transit commutes are 81-per-cent longer than those by car.
Funding public transit is one of the biggest problems facing cities today. Often the trouble is that a few high-cost, low-ridership routes drag down an entire system. That puts policymakers in a tough spot.
What we’re going to do is create this microraffle method of paying out.
Governments should work to reduce commute times, but not necessarily by increasing spending on public transit.
Donovan’s report details the Swedish experience. Stockholm first experimented with accurate transport pricing in 2006, after which it held a referendum on implementation: 53 per cent approved. Peak traffic volumes in Stockholm declined by about 25 per cent.
Whether you seek to conserve energy or to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, your public policy decision here appears remarkably obvious. Get people off buses and get them into cars.
London is one of the few cities where public transit is either maintained or ran by private sector companies. Surprisingly their patronage is continually increasing.
Support for public transportation has grown significantly over the past decade in North America. Major transit expansions were key issues in the recent Toronto, Vancouver, and Winnipeg elections, and ambitious plans were green lighted by voters in each of those …