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Archive for the ‘Public Transportation’ Category

New York City: Invest in MTA Green Bonds

Monday, April 25th, 2016
New York City: Invest in MTA Green Bonds

Investors can now help the MTA system grow with MTA Green Bonds!

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Transit Trends: Technology & Transportation

Friday, April 22nd, 2016
Transit Trends: Technology & Transportation

In episode three, we’re chatting about the intersection of transportation and technology and how they’ve quickly become one in the same. Since the industry is very popular right now, it is on the mind of a lot of entrepreneurs, looking to cash in on new innovations in the transportation technology industry. Comment below to share your thoughts on this episode, or via Twitter with #TransitTrends.

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Twin Cities, MN: A Day in the Life of Metro Bus Operators

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
Twin Cities, MN: A Day in the Life of Metro Bus Operators

Angela Wilson has been a Metro Transit bus operator for 19 years. Duane Moore has 26 years on the job. Here’s a short, behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to drive a bus.

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Boston, MA: Inside the Central Hub of the MBTA Transit System

Monday, April 18th, 2016
Boston, MA: Inside the Central Hub of the MBTA Transit System

Welcome to the MBTA’s Operations Control Center, the central hub of Boston’s Transit system.

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Best Complete Streets Policies of 2015

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
Figure 1: Number of Complete Streets policies nationwide, 2005–2015

SMART GROWTH AMERICA
In 2015, communities passed a total of 82 Complete Streets policies. These laws, resolutions, agency policies, and planning and design documents establish a process for selecting, funding, planning, designing, and building transportation projects that allow safe access for everyone, regardless of age, ability, income or ethnicity, and no matter how they travel.

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Bike-Share Stations in the U.S.

Friday, April 8th, 2016
FIGURE 1. Bike-Share Connectivity to Scheduled Public Transportation

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
BUREAU OF TRANSPORTATION STATISTICS
Bike-share systems typically operate independently of local transit authorities. However, most bike-share docking stations (86.3 percent) can be found near local public transportation stops (transit bus, commuter rail, heavy rail, light rail, and transit ferry). These locations offer modal choice and the opportunity to connect between modes. Transit bus is the most typical connection, with 84.2 percent (2,236) of bike-share stations located a block or less from a transit bus stop.

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Nashville, TN: The NashvilleNext Comprehensive Plan

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
Nashville, TN: The NashvilleNext Comprehensive Plan

NashvilleNext, a three-year regional planning effort providing a 25-year vision for Metro Nashville/Davidson County, Tennessee, has been named recipient of the American Planning Association’s (APA) prestigious 2016 Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan.

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Outstanding Engineering: Phase 1 of Florida’s SunRail Commuter Rail System

Monday, March 28th, 2016
HNTB: Florida SunRail

Since its opening in May 2014, SunRail has proved a practical alternative to I-4, the region’s main thoroughfare. The initial 31 miles of Phase 1 of the SunRail Commuter Rail System serve passengers at 12 different stations across eight different cities in Central Florida, from DeBary in the north to Sand Lake Road in the south. On average, 3,700 Central Floridians ride the train per day.

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Austin, TX: Meet the Team Behind “Guadaloop”

Friday, March 25th, 2016
Austin, TX: Meet the Team Behind “Guadaloop”

In Episode 67, we talk with a team of students designing an ultra-fast mass transit system for Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Competition.

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UCLA State of the Commute

Thursday, March 24th, 2016
UCLA - Table 1 Table 2 Figure 2

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES
University commuters used alternative transportation modes at a rate far higher than Los Angeles County commuters as a whole, a pattern that held true for all major modes. More than 15% of UCLA employees and more than 39% of students were pedestrians or bicycle commuters, options exercised by less than 4% of LA County commuters. Thirteen percent of UCLA employees and more than 25% of students commuted by public transit, compared to only 7% for all of LA County. Finally, more than 14% of UCLA employees commuted by carpool or vanpool, while 10% of LA County commuters used one of these modes.

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