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NYC MTA Arts & Design: Funktional Vibrations by Xenobia Bailey

Thursday, March 5th, 2015
NYC MTA Arts & Design: Funktional Vibrations by Xenobia Bailey

XENOBIA BAILEY:
MTA Arts & Design: “Funktional Vibrations” by Xenobia Bailey
Learn more about this artwork commissioned by MTA Arts & Design for the new 34th Street-Hudson Yards station on the west side of Manhattan.

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Streetcar Transit in the Modern U.S. City: A Multiple-Case-Study Investigation

Thursday, March 5th, 2015
Figure 1: A Streetcar in Portland, Oregon

MINETA TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE
This study examines the transportation performance of modern-era streetcars operated in five U.S. cities: Little Rock, Memphis, Portland, Seattle, and Tampa. The objective of the study is to examine streetcar performance, test hypotheses about variation in performance through a combination of empirical analysis and insights derived from key informant interviews, and to identify lessons for other cities that operate or are contemplating operating streetcars

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Iowa Infrastructure: ASCE 2015 Report Card

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
Iowa Infrastructure Report Card 2015

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS
IOWA SECTION
The 2015 Report Card for Iowa’s Infrastructure has been prepared to acquaint Iowans with the extent, condition and importance of the capital assets that support modern life. It is hoped that this information, along with the grades, will encourage awareness of and concern for these often under-appreciated facilities. Iowa’s ASCE members hope that the grades will alert citizens, media agencies, business leaders, and elected officials to the needs of the infrastructure and induce a commitment to giving it proper care and upkeep.

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BRT: The Future of Urban Transportation in Brazil & Beyond

Friday, February 27th, 2015
BRT: The Future of Urban Transportation in Brazil & Beyond

The Nacional Association of Urban Transports Companies (NTU) and the ONG Embarq Brasil presents the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), a system with buses of high levels of service that is part of the solutions for urban mobility on the surface.

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Portland Metro: How Much Travel-Time Reliability Matters

Friday, February 27th, 2015
Figure 1.1. Overall model framework.

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD
More than 10 scenarios were identified and modeled in this project. The analysis results indicate that both bus rapid transit and variable message signs contribute to improved reliability for the Southwest Corridor when the performance over multiple modes and facilities is being considered. Bus rapid transit contributes to improved corridor performance by increased ridership due to higher reliability, and variable message signs contribute to improved corridor reliability by balancing the arterial and freeway flow via information dissemination.

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Hillsborough County, FL: Citizen Engagement & Transportation

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
Hillsborough County, FL: Citizen Engagement & Transportation

Beginning in mid-February 2015, our GO Hillsborough team will host 36 open house style workshops in or near your neighborhood to understand your transportation needs and realities, to explore options that make sense in your daily lives, and to help you weigh in on some hard choices as we move forward. Each of these sessions is designed to be highly participatory and interactive and will build upon the previous one.

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Top Global Airports For Transit Access

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
GGA STUDY: Airports Ranked by Mass Transit Access

GLOBAL GATEWAY ALLIANCE
New York area airports continue to lag behind their international and national competitors when it comes to modern, efficient mass transit access, according to a new survey released today by the Global Gateway Alliance, comparing airport access at the world’s top 30 busiest airports for passenger traffic with those in the New York-New Jersey region. (Survey below)

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STREETFILMS: America’s Love Affair With Great City Streets

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
STREETFILMS: America’s Love Affair With Great City Streets

All across America people are falling in love with cities. People are craving interaction with their fellow humans. They don’t want to commute long distances to work. They want to be able to safely walk around their neighborhoods and support the vitality of public spaces and the transformation of city streets.

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KIM MESCHES: Underground Fashion Show in NYC Subway

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
KIM MESCHES: Underground Fashion Show in NYC Subway

Video of Kim Mesches’ underground runway show on New York City’s L train during Fashion Week 2015.

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Expanding Specialized Transportation: New Opportunities under the Affordable Care Act

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
Table 2 Programs within the Affordable Care Act That Could Promote Transportation

AARP PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides new but limited opportunities to promote or fund specialized transportation services for older people and adults with disabilities. This paper explains how states can use these largely untapped options to expand services for targeted low-income populations with mobility needs. It also presents two case studies illustrating how the Atlanta region and the state of Connecticut are making this work.

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