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Archive for the ‘Buses’ Category

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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Hartford, CT: Governor Dannel Malloy Cuts the Ribbon for New BRT System

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
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Governor Dannel Malloy cuts the ribbon on the new CT Fastrak rapid transit bus line that now connects downtown New Britain and downtown Hartford with local stops. The dedicated bus corridor will improve air quality and relieve congestion on the interstate as it connects various inter-city bus routes. Pedestrians and cyclists have access to a five mile trail incorporated into the route. The project came in on time and under budget at about $570 million, with around $400 million coming from federal grants, and the balance from the state. The system includes a new generation of environmentally-friendly, super low-emission, hybrid diesel-electric buses.

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Six Universities Working Together for Sustainable Transportation

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
Six Universities Working Together for Sustainable Transportation

Learn how the National Center for Sustainable Transportation brings together six innovative universities to move the U.S. towards a more economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable transportation system.

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BRT: The Future of Urban Transportation in Brazil & Beyond

Friday, February 27th, 2015
BRT: The Future of Urban Transportation in Brazil & Beyond

The Nacional Association of Urban Transports Companies (NTU) and the ONG Embarq Brasil presents the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), a system with buses of high levels of service that is part of the solutions for urban mobility on the surface.

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Fuel Cell Buses in U.S. Transit Fleets

Thursday, February 19th, 2015
Table ES-1. Summary of FCEB Performance Compared to DOE/FTA Targets

NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY
This report, published annually, summarizes the progress of fuel cell electric bus (FCEB) development in the United States and discusses the achievements and challenges of introducing fuel cell propulsion in transit.

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STREETFILMS: America’s Love Affair With Great City Streets

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
STREETFILMS: America’s Love Affair With Great City Streets

All across America people are falling in love with cities. People are craving interaction with their fellow humans. They don’t want to commute long distances to work. They want to be able to safely walk around their neighborhoods and support the vitality of public spaces and the transformation of city streets.

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Intercity Bus Service: Adding on Amenities, Broadening the Base

Friday, January 23rd, 2015
Figure 2 Largest Intercity Bus Operators

CHADDICK INSTITUTE FOR METROPOLITAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPAUL UNIVERSITY
Increasingly, business travelers who have tended to shy away from bus service in the past are now jumping onboard. In the midst of another wave of expansion, the intercity bus retains its status as America’s fastest-growing intercity travel mode. This Chaddick Institute report, the seventh in an annual series, summarizes changes to the sector during the 2014 calendar year:

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Saving Lives With Sustainable Transport

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
Saving Lives With Sustainable Transport

Today, more than half the world’s population live in cities. And another 1.5 billion people will be added to city populations by 2030. Over 1.2 million people die in traffic crashes every year. That’s eight Boeing 747’s every single day.

We present here how research-based transportation and public space solutions that save lives.

This video draws on examples from examples from Brazil, India, Mexico, and Turkey. We look at how traffic fatalities, injuries, and crashes can be reduced through Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), more cycling and walking, as well as better city design.

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Seattle, WA: Jimi Hendrix Bus Shelter

Monday, November 24th, 2014
Seattle, WA: Jimi Hendrix Bus Shelter

King County Metro Transit unveiled the Jimi Hendrix-themed bus shelter at 23rd Avenue and Massachusetts Street as part of its ongoing bus shelter mural program…Jimi Hendrix Park and the new Metro stop shelter are located in the heart of Seattle’s vibrant Central District, a thriving multi-cultural community rich in heritage. Nestled adjacent to the Northwest African American Museum.

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Re-Programming Mobility: The Digital Transformation of Transportation in the United States

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
10 scenario highlights

RUDIN CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION & POLICY MANAGEMENT
For decades, transportation experts have anticipated a sweeping technological transformation of the way Americans travel, and the transportation system they use to do so. That transformation has arrived, as the same digital technologies that have reshaped other sectors of the economy, from finance to retailing, are rapidly re-wiring the networks that provide mobility to hundreds of millions of Americans. The changes associated with these innovations are being felt at all scales – from individual trip planning to the design and management of regional mass transit systems.

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