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Archive for the ‘Transit’ Category

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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Babylon, NY: Rail Traffic Timelapse for the Belmont Stakes Race

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
Babylon, NY: Rail Traffic Timelapse for the Belmont Stakes Race

All-day timelapse shows heavy traffic at the Long Island Railroad Babylon station surrounding the Triple Crown event in Belmont State Park.

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Dallas, TX: Freeways Without Futures

Friday, June 5th, 2015
Dallas, TX: Freeways Without Futures

Patrick Kennedy, founder of A New Dallas, talks to attendees about how the movement to take Interstate 345 off the grid got started. He was joined by Loeb Fellow Peter Park and Ian Lockwood from the Toole Design Group. Some of the words were too powerful and logical to not share with the rest of the universe.

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Using Web-Based Rider Feedback to Improve Public Transit

Friday, June 5th, 2015

TRANSIT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM
While some transit agencies are comfortable dealing with large volumes of information from multiple social media platforms, online surveys, crowdsourcing, and specialized applications, others are just starting to engage with customers through Twitter. There is a concern in the transit industry about the disparity of knowledge and experience with web-based feedback tools. Therefore, this report is designed to enhance and expand the use of web-based feedback to improve service by agencies at all levels of experience.

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Smart Mobility: Reducing Congestion & Fostering Faster, Greener, & Cheaper Transportation Options

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
Smart Mobility

DELOITTE UNIVERSITY PRESS
For decades, governments have tried in vain to develop solutions to address congestion. High-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes and costly public transportation networks may have slowed the growth of congestion, but commute times continue to lengthen in America’s urban centers. Estimates suggest that only 15 percent in congestion savings can be achieved even with widespread deployment of such conventional measures to all major freeways…Clearly, a new approach is needed.

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Mayors Speak Up: Great Biking Means Great Cities

Friday, May 29th, 2015
Mayors Speak Up: Great Biking Means Great Cities

Mayors from around the USA speak up on behalf of bike lanes, discussing the many ways that cycling infrastructure has benefitted their communities.

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All Aboard Florida: From Orlando to Miami in 3 Hours

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
All Aboard Florida: From Orlando to Miami in 3 Hours

The All Aboard Florida train will allow the 50 million people already traveling between Orlando and Miami each year to arrive at their destination in approximately 3 hours. These passenger trains will connect tourists and commuters to the already established transportation systems in downtown Miami. All Aboard Florida train will also have stops in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

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Connected 2045: Long-Range Transportation Plan for the St. Louis Region

Monday, May 25th, 2015
Figure 1: Facts & Trends

EAST-WEST GATEWAY COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS
Connected2045 is the long-range transportation plan for the St. Louis region. Based on input from regional citizens, stakeholders, and guidance from elected officials, it guides transportation decision-making in the region over the next 30 years.

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