Support for InfrastructureUSA.org
has been provided by these organizations and individuals:

John Hennessy III,
P.E.

Archive for the ‘Buses’ Category

Seattle, WA: Jimi Hendrix Bus Shelter

Monday, November 24th, 2014
Seattle, WA: Jimi Hendrix Bus Shelter

King County Metro Transit unveiled the Jimi Hendrix-themed bus shelter at 23rd Avenue and Massachusetts Street as part of its ongoing bus shelter mural program…Jimi Hendrix Park and the new Metro stop shelter are located in the heart of Seattle’s vibrant Central District, a thriving multi-cultural community rich in heritage. Nestled adjacent to the Northwest African American Museum.

View this complete post...

Re-Programming Mobility: The Digital Transformation of Transportation in the United States

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
10 scenario highlights

RUDIN CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION & POLICY MANAGEMENT
For decades, transportation experts have anticipated a sweeping technological transformation of the way Americans travel, and the transportation system they use to do so. That transformation has arrived, as the same digital technologies that have reshaped other sectors of the economy, from finance to retailing, are rapidly re-wiring the networks that provide mobility to hundreds of millions of Americans. The changes associated with these innovations are being felt at all scales – from individual trip planning to the design and management of regional mass transit systems.

View this complete post...

Moving an Age-Friendly Washington, DC: Transportation for All Ages

Monday, September 15th, 2014
Density of the DC region’s older adult population (65+)

COALITION FOR SMARTER GROWTH
Baby boomers in DC, who are an estimated 17 percent of the District of Columbia’s population, represent a growing older cohort. Both their presence and well being are important to sustaining vibrant and inclusive neighborhoods. The potential contributions to our neighborhoods by older residents are undermined without forward-thinking planning to address the growing and unique needs of our oldest residents.

View this complete post...

Nurse Lan, on time every time, thanks to transit

Friday, September 5th, 2014
Waiting briefly at Takoma Station for the Metrobus 63.

Lan is a nurse –a patient care manager in the Oncology Ward of MedStar Washington Hospital Center here in the nation’s capital. Lan and the nurses she helps oversee provide care for patients battling cancer. And her reliance on public transit to get to this important job makes it clear: When we or our loved ones depend on dedicated caregivers like Lan Phan, we also depend on a safe, efficient transportation network to get them to work so they can deliver that care.

View this complete post...

Performance of Alternatively Fueled Buses

Friday, September 5th, 2014
Figure 3-2. Comparison of performance and costs of 40-foot buses, diesel vs. hybrid.

NATIONAL CENTER FOR TRANSIT RESEARCH
Florida transit agencies have been dealing with volatile fuel prices and changes in regulations regarding diesel engines and fuel. In addition, emphasis on reducing the overall consumption of fossil fuels has increased, as well as reducing carbon emissions by transit agencies. Florida transit agencies and funding entities continue to be under pressure to reduce operating costs and to run a more sustainable and environmentally friendly fleet in the urban environment. A popular strategy to pursue these goals has been the acquisition of alternatively fueled buses. However, higher reliance on alternative fuels has increased both capital and operating costs for some fixed route operators, and has created challenges for the widespread adoption of advanced transit technologies.

View this complete post...

Assessment of Intercity Bus Services in Nebraska

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Figure 3.1. Routes of Intercity Bus Services, Nebraska: 2014

The Nebraska Department of Roads (NDOR) has partnered with the University of Nebraska at Omaha Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR) to conduct a statewide intercity bus study. The objectives of this study include the following: Identify existing intercity bus service; Interview intercity bus providers; Conduct public information open houses to identify ridership demographics; Gather public input to identify gaps in service; Summarize the information gathered; Develop an action plan to address intercity bus needs; Share the study findings with the transportation community and general public.

View this complete post...

How to Invest in Fixed-Guideway Transit

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
Figure S.1. Influence of variables for ridership.

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD
Fixed-guideway transit projects, such as urban rail and bus rapid transit (BRT) lines, are among the largest infrastructure investments that cities and metropolitan areas make. With capital costs ranging from tens of millions to several billion dollars, decisions on whether to build a fixed-guideway transit project, and what kind of project to build, are not taken lightly by local officials or their funding partners. Such decisions may follow many years of planning and analysis at the system, corridor, and project levels. It can cost millions of dollars just to develop and apply the analysis tools that are typically used to evaluate alternative projects.

View this complete post...

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

View this complete post...

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.

View this complete post...

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.

View this complete post...

Receive Infra Update, our email newsletter.

Follow InfraUSA on Twitter Facebook YouTube Flickr
Show us your infra! Show us your infra!

Video, stills and tales. Share images of the Infra in your community that demands attention. Post your ideas about national Infra issues. Go ahead. Show Us Your Infra!  Upload and instantly share your message.

Polls Polls

Is the administration moving fast enough on Infra issues? Are Americans prepared to pay more taxes for repairs? Should job creation be the guiding determination? Vote now!

Views

What do the experts think? This is where the nation's public policy organizations, trade associations and think tanks weigh in with analysis on Infra issues. Tell them what you think.  Ask questions.  Share a different view.

Blog

The Infra Blog offers cutting edge perspective on a broad spectrum of Infra topics. Frequent updates and provocative posts highlight hot button topics -- essential ingredients of a national Infra dialogue.