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Archive for the ‘Public Transportation’ Category

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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Why Creating & Preserving Affordable Homes Near Transit is a Highly Effective Climate Protection Strategy

Thursday, June 5th, 2014
FIGURE 1. Household VMT per Day

TRANSFORM
CALIFORNIA HOUSING PARTNERSHIP CORPORATION
A new analysis of data from Caltrans’ California Household Travel Survey (CHTS) completed in February 2013 shows that a well-designed program to put more affordable homes near transit would not just meet the requirements set by the California Air Resources Board (ARB), but would be a powerful and durable GHG reduction strategy – directly reducing driving while creating a host of economic and social benefits.

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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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NYC: Smart Signals to Make Subways Run Faster

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
NYC: Smart Signals to Make Subways Run Faster

Modernizing Subway Technology: How CBTC Works. To learn more about CBTC visit rpa.org/cbtc.

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Florida: The Impacts of Transportation for Dialysis Treatment

Friday, May 30th, 2014
Figure 2-1 Florida CTCs Responding to Survey

NATIONAL CENTER FOR TRANSIT RESEARCH
In 2012, Community Transportation Coordinators (CTCs) in Central and Southeast Florida suggested that the increased demand for travel to dialysis treatment had begun to negatively impact their ability to meet the transportation needs of other mobility-challenged residents of their communities. In response to this observation, the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida (USF) undertook a multi-phased research project.

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The Economic Impact of Public Transportation

Thursday, May 15th, 2014
Potential Long-term Economic Impact per Billion Dollars of Enhanced National Investment in Public Transportation (Annual Effect in the 20th Year)*

AMERICAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION
Increased public transportation investment can lead to significant economic growth, as a consequence of both the short-term stimulus impact of public transportation outlays and a longer-term, cumulative impact on economic productivity. The latter is enabled by increasing investment to improve our nation’s urban transportation systems and sustaining the investment over time. While the total impact will depend on the level and distribution of investment, the magnitude of potential impact can be illustrated by considering a scenario of enhanced investment sustained over 20 years.

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Infographic: Infrastructure Week 2014

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

INFRASTRUCTURE WEEK 2014

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Moving Forward: Bringing Communication-Based Train Control to NYC Subways

Thursday, May 8th, 2014
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REGIONAL PLAN ASSOCIATION
The New York City subway system has made strides in recent years in upgrading stations, subway cars and passengers’ experience. But in one crucial area – signaling – the subway system remains antiquated, relying primarily on century-old technology to keep trains running. While New York is in the early stages of converting to communications-based train control, the modern telecommunications system that many of the world’s metro systems rely on today, the pace of change has been slow. At the current rate, a full transformation wouldn’t occur for more than 50 years, putting the city decades behind its peers around the globe.

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Women at the MTA New York City Transit: A Celebration

Monday, April 28th, 2014
Women at the MTA New York City Transit: A Celebration

Visit our website to learn more about career opportunities at MTA New York City Transit: http://web.mta.info/nyct/hr/
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Oakland, CA: Gordon Huether Fills BART with Color and Beauty

Friday, April 18th, 2014
Oakland, CA: Gordon Huether Fills BART with Color and Beauty

Renowned artist Gordon Huether fills BART to OAK with color and beauty. His art installation “A-Round Oakland” is scheduled to open at the end of 2014.

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