Creating Beauty with Transit

May 15, 2024 by Drefnie Limprivel

For me, fare cards represent more than just a way to pay for transit. My MetroCard for riding the NICE bus growing up in New York, then CharlieCard when I rode the MBTA during college stayed among the boring, everyday items needed every time I walked out the door, like my keys, ID, and wallet.

Active Transportation Gets People Moving

April 18, 2024 by Andrew Zalewski, AICP

All of us are active transportation users at some point along our journeys. That means we use either walking, biking, a wheelchair, or any other self-powered mode to move from place to place. What I love about active transportation planning is that these projects truly serve everyone in the community.

When Bicycling Gets Women in Gear

March 20, 2024 by Sophia Nelson

This women’s history month, the importance of bicycle infrastructure is cycling through my head. Why? Well, as Susan B. Anthony famously stated, bicycling “has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance.”

And the Oscar Goes to…

February 15, 2024 by Elaine Ferrell

I’ve never paid much attention to the Oscars, but I have noticed that public transit plays a leading role in many of my favorite movies. Despite which movies win Oscars this year, transit is always a winner! Here are some ways in which public transit has been in the spotlight.

All Aboard for Equity

January 17, 2024 by Russell Pildes

Just a short bike ride away from Foursquare ITP’s Atlanta office, you can see a quote from civil rights leader John Lewis: “Get in and stay in the streets of every city… until true freedom comes.”

Confessions of Transit Nerds

December 13, 2023 by Elaine Ferrell

We admit it—we are transit nerds. And we confess that 2023 was a great year to engage in our transit nerdery. We’re excited we had numerous opportunities to share our expertise and learn from others at various conferences throughout the year across the country.

Why I’m Obsessed with Capital Bikeshare

November 15, 2023 by Laura Duke

I love using bike share for many reasons: for trips that are inconvenient on transit or would otherwise be a long walk, first/last mile connections to transit, and riding for fun on trails!

The Secret Life of Transportation Planners

October 18, 2023 by Kaiqi Zhang

Hey fellow travelers! Ready to steer into the undercover world of a transportation planner? Buckle up and come along for the ride. While Foursquare ITP staff are planners by day, we have different talents by night!

Telling the Foursquare ITP Story

September 7, 2023 by Elaine Ferrell

Have you ever thought about what being “on-brand” means? Staff at Foursquare ITP staff are on-brand when it comes to embracing sustainable transportation.

Four Reasons I Like to Bike

August 15, 2023 by Sam McCormally

Fifteen years ago this month, my then-girlfriend and I were living in Washington, DC and found ourselves with three weeks to kill before starting new jobs. We had no car and basically no money, but we did have two bicycles.

Is Zero a Fair Transit Fare?

July 25, 2023 by Russell Pildes

What makes a fair fare? (Try saying that ten times fast…) Foursquare ITP last covered zero-fare transit in August 2021. While the concept of “going fare free” was not new at that time, it was still making its way out of policy debates and into pilot programs.

Transit à la français

June 20, 2023 by Alanna McKeeman

I was lucky enough to take a five-day getaway with my spouse to Paris earlier this year. The weather was chilly but thankfully sunny, and we were able to explore various parts of the city.

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