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Archive for the ‘Buses’ Category

The BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) Standard

Friday, June 27th, 2014
EXAMPLE OF TWO-WAY MEDIAN-ALIGNED BUSWAY THAT IS IN THE CENTRAL VERGE OF A TWO-WAY ROAD 8 POINTS

INSTITUTE FOR TRANSPORTATION & DEVELOPMENT POLICY

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Reconnecting Small-Town America by Bus: New Federal Transit Rules Spur Investment

Monday, June 23rd, 2014
Figure 1. Travel Washington Statewide Intercity Bus Network Map

AARP PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE
Millions of rural residents have lost access to scheduled intercity bus service in recent years as the nation’s largest private carriers have focused on profitable, longer-haul interstate travel. This Spotlight on the Issues illustrates how one state has created a successful public–private initiative to restore service to its rural communities. What Washington State has accomplished serves as a model for other states looking to take advantage of alternative local match requirements.

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NYC: How Bus Operators Learn to Navigate the Streets of New York

Thursday, June 5th, 2014
NYC: How Bus Operators Learn to Navigate the Streets of New York

MTA Bus Operators undergo a rigorous training process that makes them some of the safest in the industry.

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Energy Use & CO2 Emissions From Different Transportation Modes

Monday, May 5th, 2014
Passenger Miles per Gallon of Fuel

ABA FOUNDATION – AMERICAN BUS ASSOCIATION
This analysis is intended to evaluate the environmental performance of Highway Motorcoach operations, by comparing the energy use and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of motorcoaches with the energy use and CO2 emissions of other common transportation vehicles/modes.

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King County, WA: Too Many Cats, Not Enough Buses

Friday, April 11th, 2014
King County, WA: Too Many Cats, Not Enough Buses

Proposition 1 in King County, Washington State, will provide funding for Transit and Roads. If it does not pass on April 22 there will be a 17% cut in bus services across the county.
Look for your ballot in the mail. Vote Yes!!!

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FACES OF TRANSPORTATION Photo & Video Contest

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
2013 entry: Michael Ruggerio. New River Gorge Bridge, West Virginia.

AASHTO’s Faces of Transportation photo contest is now accepting entries for 2014. Entering its 10th year, the contest is going down a new road by allowing VIDEO entries as well as stills. If you’ve got a photo (or a video) that captures the truth of transportation, don’t wait any longer–submit it now to the Faces of Transportation contest!

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Transportation Moves Wisconsin

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
Transportation Moves Wisconsin

Transportation Moves Wisconsin. The state’s multimodal transportation network moves Wisconsin as it has from our beginnings. Important decisions need to be made about the path to a new vision for transportation.

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Motorcoach Census: Size and Activity of the Motorcoach Industry

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Selected Results of Motorcoach Census 2013

AMERICAN BUS ASSOCIATION
Motorcoach Census 2013 is a study commissioned by the American Bus Association Foundation (ABAF) to measure the size and activity of the motorcoach transportation service industry in the United States and Canada in 2012. The study provides information on the scope and impact of the motorcoach industry that builds upon earlier census research.

In 2012, the motorcoach industry in the United States and Canada consisted of 3,954 companies that operated 39,607 motorcoaches. In the United States, 3,623 companies operated 35,354 motorcoaches and, in Canada, 331 companies operated 4,253 motorcoaches.

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California Household Travel Survey

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
Table 1.2.2: Key 2010-2012 California Household Travel Survey Trip Statistics (Weighted and expanded)

CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION1.0 Executive SummaryThe 2010-2012 California Household Travel Survey (CHTS) was a unique statewide, collaborative effort to gather travel information needed for regional and statewide travel and environmental models using the same instrument and methods across the state. Led by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), the survey was jointly funded by the California Strategic Growth […]

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Cleveland, OH: Touring the Euclid Ave Bus Rapid Transit Line

Monday, March 17th, 2014
Cleveland, OH: Touring the Euclid Ave Bus Rapid Transit Line

A brief tour of Cleveland’s Euclid Avenue Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line, narrated by Joseph Shaffer, the engineer in charge of building it. The tour was organized by Freshwater Transit for Southeast Michigan (Detroit) area transit advocates.

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