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Archive for the ‘Public Transportation’ Category

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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Shared Mobility and the Transformation of Public Transit

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
SHARED MOBILITY AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF PUBLIC TRANSIT

AMERICAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION
This report concludes by presenting recommended actions that public entities—public transit agencies, transportation departments, and other local and regional agencies—can take to promote useful cooperation between public and private mobility providers. It also suggests regulatory enhancements, institutional realignments, and forms of public-private engagement that would allow innovation to flourish while still providing mobility as safely, broadly, and equitably as possible.

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Columbus, OH: 2016 – 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

Thursday, March 17th, 2016
Columbus, OH: 2016 – 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan

As the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the metropolitan Columbus planning area, MORPC conducts a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive transportation planning process, with a 20-year horizon, that results in producing a Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and Transportation Improvement Program for the region.

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New York City: Chris Sickels and The Blowing Bowler

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
New York City: Chris Sickels and The Blowing Bowler

Illustrator Chris Sickels talks about “The Blowing Bowler”, a stop-motion animation video, now screening at the Fulton Center. The animation depicts a brief history of New York City’s subway car designs as a man pursues his wind-tossed bowler hat in a subway station. –mtainfo on YouTube

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Public Transportation’s Role in the Knowledge Economy

Monday, March 14th, 2016
APTA - Public Transportation’s Role in the Knowledge Economy

AMERICAN PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION
This study, which focused on the Silicon Beach Innovation District in Los Angeles County, CA; the Historic Technology District in northwest Austin, TX; and Research Triangle Park, one of the oldest research parks in the United States, located between Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh, NC, finds that public transportation could be the determining factor in the success of innovation districts in the United States.

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Las Vegas, NV: Ron “The Bike Guy” Invites You to Participate in Bike Share

Friday, March 11th, 2016
Las Vegas, NV: Ron “The Bike Guy” Invites You to Participate in Bike Share

Our “bike guy” Ron is pedaling his way around #‎DTLV to show you all the location possibilities for #‎RTCBikeShare! Share your input as to where you’d like to see bike share stations at http://bit.ly/rtcbikeshare #‎RTCSNV

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