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Archive for the ‘Public Transportation’ Category

Los Angeles: 360 Degree Video Tour of LA Subway

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
Los Angeles: 360 Degree Video Tour of LA Subway

Look up. Look down. Look all around as you bore under the city of Los Angeles, 60 feet below the brew pubs and poke shops with a crew of hardhats and the mechanical gopher of a machine that’s clawing out a new subway route.

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Economic Implications from Proposed Public Transportation Capital Funding Cuts

Monday, May 1st, 2017
Exhibit 1: At-Risk Transit Projects by Mode

The Administration’s proposed funding cuts for transit capital projects would jeopardize $38 billion of planned projects. These projects would support 502,000 jobs within the span of constructing these projects — representing project construction jobs, transit equipment manufacturing jobs and wider multiplier effects on jobs associated with parts & materials suppliers and worker re-spending. The time span for completion of these projects vary, but overall, they would be completed over a period of slightly more than ten years, representing an annual average of 49,000 jobs supported each year over that period.

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The Last Mile: Connecting Workers to Places of Employment

Monday, April 17th, 2017
Public Policy Forum: The Last Mile

In 2013, the Public Policy Forum published Getting to Work, a report that explored efforts to connect Milwaukee County residents with major job locations in the region via public transit. The report identified several common barriers, including one known as the “last mile” problem, which can arise when transit services allow individuals to get relatively close – but not all the way – to their job sites. This challenge is particularly common in suburban areas, where jobs are more dispersed and difficult for the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) and suburban transit systems to serve efficiently, but it also can arise in some parts of the city that are difficult to reach by transit.

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New York City: Multimodal Symphony

Thursday, April 13th, 2017
New York City: Multimodal Symphony

24 hours of transit in New York City. Made with Processing and Unfolding Maps.

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Detroit, MI: Get Ready for the QLINE!

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
Detroit, MI: Get Ready for the QLINE!

Local Detroiters may have seen test runs of the city’s new QLINE tram running its 6.6-mile loop between Downtown and Midtown in past weeks, and the city is finally getting ready to let the public climb aboard. Running along Woodward Avenue between Downtown and Midtown, this modern tram line will connect two of Detroit’s most vibrant shopping, dining and nightlife districts. The grand opening is scheduling for Friday, May 12.

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Driverless Future: A Policy Roadmap for City Leaders

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
Driverless Future

DRIVERLESS FUTURE was developed by Arcadis, HR&A Advisors and Sam Schwartz to show the significant influence autonomous vehicles and ridesharing can have on our cities. This paper serves as a policy road map for complex issues related to this transportation revolution and its potential impact on equity, public transit, parking, land use and real estate development.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Erica Brennes, Video Marketing Manager, moovel US, and Co-Creator of Transit Trends

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Erica Brennes on The Infra Blog

“I think we keep the show so that it could be interesting for my mom to watch, but also can still be interesting for someone who is in the industry to watch, because we know—and I know, as a former traffic anchor—people love to talk about transportation. They love to talk about traffic. If you check out some of the comments, it’s a place for people go to talk about these various topics and for us to engage in either our users or our clients or industry experts or…students. So it’s a platform for people to engage in this conversation and learn about what’s trending in transportation.”

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Norma Jean Mattei, 2017 President, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Norma Jean Mattei on The Infra Blog

“I think one of the problems is we have gotten into the habit of just waiting until things break, and when you have many sectors at a “D,” it just takes one major event to shut something down and have something fail. And then we throw a lot of money at it. But that’s not a wise way of handling things, because when you’re dealing with a disaster, you’re throwing four times the money at what is now broken, instead of maintaining something in a condition that’s at least average condition.”

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Who Rides Public Transportation

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
APTA - Who Rides Public Transit

AMERICAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION (APTA) Top Line Results Key Demographics Age – Of all transit riders, 79% fall into the most economically active age range from 25 to 54. The balance are divided between those younger than 25 (14%) and those in the age range generally thought of as the retirement years, 65 or older. […]

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Making the Grade: Bridges, Roads, Aviation, and Transit

Monday, March 13th, 2017
Making the Grade: Bridges, Roads, Aviation, and Transit

Americans spend 6.9 billion hours delayed in traffic— that’s 42 hours per driver. In the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, ASCE graded bridges a C+, roads a D, aviation a D, and transit a D-. Collectively, transportation infrastructure widens the nation’s infrastructure investment gap, with unmet funding needs of $1.1 trillion for surface transportation and $42 billion for aviation between 2016 and 2025. So what can we do to help? Watch to find out and visit https://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/.

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