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Archive for the ‘Public Transportation’ Category

Indianapolis, IN: Transportation Tips With Emily Udell

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015
Indianapolis, IN: Transportation Tips With Emily Udell

On this segment of Chat with the Experts, Kiel Hauck talks with Emily Udell about transportation and road trip tips. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: http://goo.gl/ZvPc7V

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Funding Transit in St. Louis

Monday, July 27th, 2015
St. Louis, MO

TRANSPORTATION FOR AMERICA
The St. Louis region has done substantial planning to identify key transit projects that will offer more transportation options, improve access to opportunity and attract talent — and the thousands of jobs now relocating to be near that talent nationally. The region has also instituted local sources of transit funding and has utilized those sources to expand transit in advance of further state or federal funding. However, without the identification of a new source(s) of funding, the region cannot move forward with any major expansion to their transit network.

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New York City: Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC)

Friday, July 24th, 2015
New York City: Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC)

Learn all about CBTC, the future of the New York City Subway.

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Identifying Transit Deserts in Texas Cities

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
Table 2: Largest Transit Gaps in Texas Cities

CENTER FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
This study builds on previous research that has been done on “transit deserts.” This concept is similar to the popular and thoroughly studied concept of a “food desert,” which is a geographic area where there is no or limited access to fresh food (Clark et al. 2002; Jiao et al. 2012; Whelan et al. 2002; Wrigley 1993; Wrigley et al. 2002). The food desert concept has received a lot of attention and influenced planning policies and practices. By applying the same idea to transit systems within urban areas, geographic areas can be identified where there is a lack of transit service. There are three main steps to this process. This involves identifying the transit dependent populations as a measure of transit demand, calculating the transit supply, and then subtracting the supply from the demand to measure the gap (Jiao & Dillivan 2013).

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NYC: 2nd Avenue Subway Update

Thursday, July 9th, 2015
NYC: 2nd Avenue Subway Update

Learn about recent developments in construction of the Second Avenue Subway.

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It’s Smart To Be Dense

Thursday, July 9th, 2015
It’s Smart To Be Dense

Urban density is fundamental principle of sustainable development. Density supports economic and creative vibrancy, social integration, and a healthy, environmental sustainable development model. As the world’s population continues to urbanize, our cities have two options for growth: densify or sprawl. The private-car dependent sprawl model of the 20th century must change, and move away from a reliance on private cars, to accommodate a more populous, and more prosperous world.

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Seattle, WA: How Nora Gets Around with Public Transportation

Monday, July 6th, 2015
Seattle, WA: How Nora Gets Around with Public Transportation

Follow Nora as she walks her son to school and then takes the bus to work. Nora discusses useful tools that can help you get where you need to go, such as the OneBusAway app. Nora also talks about how walking and taking the bus have helped her and her family build community. Thanks to Nora and Ronan! Please like and share this video to help spread the word.

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Enter the “Hack My Ride” Competition

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
Enter the “Hack My Ride” Competition

Together, we can improve transportation in Silicon Valley! Hack My Ride 2.0 is an app challenge with $30,000 in prizes, open to all. Register at http://hackmyride2.challengepost.com/ and submit your app by September 17, 2015.
Hack My Ride 2.0 brought to you by Valley Transportation Authority, Code for San Jose, Microsoft, Knight Foundation, Joint Venture Silicon Valley, and The Tech Museum of Innovation.

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Seattle, WA: Testing the New University Link Light Rail

Friday, June 26th, 2015
Seattle, WA: Testing the New University Link Light Rail

A light rail train makes a test run from Capitol Hill Station to the University of Washington Station as part of the first phase of train testing for the University Link light rail extension from downtown Seattle to UW. The 3.1-mile underground extension opens in early 2016, ahead of schedule and $150 million under budget.

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Passenger Flows in Underground Railway Stations and Platforms

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
Figure 1. Conceptual Diagram of Rail Station Passenger Flow

MINETA TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE
Why people choose to travel by private car rather than by public transit is of major concern to transportation planners and transit operators. For some reluctant would-be riders, the answer might be summed up by the words of Yogi Berra when asked why he no longer patronized a popular St. Louis nightspot: “Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”

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