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Archive for the ‘Public Transportation’ Category

America THINKS 2015 Public Transit Survey

Thursday, November 19th, 2015
In the last 12 months, I’ve taken public transportation instead of driving because...*

HNTB CORPORATION
Today, two-thirds of Americans are using public transportation because they believe it provides benefits not available when driving. While public transportation use is at high levels, more people can be encouraged to ride if they are provided with service improvements and added amenities…A new America THINKS survey by HNTB Corporation, a national infrastructure solutions firm, explores why Americans are using public transportation, what they like and don’t like, and offers public transportation agencies some of their ideas that could increase ridership.

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GRIST: U.S. public transportation sucks, and this is why

Thursday, November 19th, 2015
GRIST: U.S. public transportation sucks, and this is why

If you’ve ever had the experience of waiting for a very late train, sitting on a broken-down bus for 45 minutes, or trying to navigate what would be a 20-minute drive on three different forms of public transit, you’ve probably wondered to yourself: Why does mass transit in the United States suck so much?

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Kansas City, MO: Building Community Through Transit

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015
Kansas City, MO: Building Community Through Transit

KCRTA talked to major developers along the streetcar line about how the streetcar investment inspired their developments, and how others can help in continuing to realize economic development benefits from our transit investment.

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Our Future on Track: A Rail Investment Plan for the Northeast Corridor

Friday, November 13th, 2015
NEC Alternatives

NEC FUTURE Choices for the NEC The FRA has identified three distinct Action Alternatives for the NEC, each of which presents a different vision for the future role of passenger rail in the transportation system of the Northeast. In developing these Action Alternatives, the FRA considered a broad range of possibilities for the NEC to […]

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City of the Future: Technology and Mobility

Monday, November 9th, 2015
Years projected out in transportation plans

NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES
Mobility options are fundamental to providing a robust platform for economic activity and human interaction within the urban environment. Today, rapid technological advances coupled with shifts in demographics and public preferences are dramatically altering the nature of transportation in America’s cities. Technology’s ever-growing impact has profound and far-reaching implications for the future of urban mobility

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SURPRISE! The World Trade Center Rebuilding Pays Off for the Port Authority – and the Region

Friday, November 6th, 2015
World Trade Center 1: Interior

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
RUDIN CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION
Much work remains to be done, and the project still entails considerable risks, for the PA, SPI, and Westfield, the company that controls the World Trade Center’s retail space. But the outlook for the World Trade Center is brighter now than it has been at any time since the twin towers fell. Therefore, it seems like an appropriate time to test the conventional wisdom and more rigorously analyze the question, “Was the redevelopment of the World Trade Center a worthy investment for the PA?”

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Utah DOT: What Is Optimized Mobility?

Thursday, November 5th, 2015
Utah DOT: What Is Optimized Mobility?

UDOT employees were asked to define what “optimized mobility” is, as part of a presentation by Region One director Kris Petersen and Comptroller director Becky Bradshaw at the 2015 UDOT Annual Conference.

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CSX: Winter Safety for Rail Facilities

Friday, October 23rd, 2015
CSX: Winter Safety for Rail Facilities

Safety tips to help protect you from the unpredictable Winter weather. Whether it’s rain, sleet or snow, make sure you know how to best protect yourself from any obstacles that Winter brings.

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New York City: The Big Road Fix

Friday, October 16th, 2015
New York City: The Big Road Fix

It’s no secret that New York City is dense — full of people going to and fro whether by foot, bike, bus, train or car. Have you ever wondered how they all get along? Who’s responsible for the kinds of changes that keep everyone safe? In the episode of the Big Road Fix, we take a look at one of the most dangerous intersections in the Bronx and see how the city has worked to improve it.

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Austin, TX: Mobility ATX Findings

Thursday, October 15th, 2015
A look at Central Austin bicycle mode share by census tract. American Community Survey 2011 5-Year Composite (Yrs. 2007-2011)

GLASSHOUSE POLICY
This report just scratches the surface of the wide array of conversations that took place on MobilityATX.com. It is a look inside the community and its priorities. Of the 4119 upvotes on MobilityATX.com, only 1143 are covered in this report across the 10 most popular user-generated ideas. To get a fuller, richer sense of the community conversation, spend some time browsing MobilityATX.com.

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