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Archive for the ‘Transit’ Category

New York: 5-Year Funding Plan For Upstate & Downstate Transit

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
TABLE 1: Upstate & Downstate Suburban Capital Needs

This report presents the infrastructure needs of urban area transit systems in Upstate New York and in Downstate Suburban Counties (other than the transit services operated by the MTA). There are over 100 transit systems that provide public transportation service outside New York City. These systems operate in nearly every county of the state and transport more than 550,000 people each day.

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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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NYC: Introducing the Fulton Transit Center

Friday, November 14th, 2014
NYC: Introducing the Fulton Transit Center

Learn all about the Fulton Center, the new gateway to Lower Manhattan.

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Chicago: Ride Along on the Red Line ‘L’

Thursday, November 13th, 2014
Chicago: Ride Along on the Red Line ‘L’

The CTA has more than 224 miles of railroad tracks across Chicago and surrounding suburbs, serving the agency’s eight rail lines. In an average weekday, there are about 2,200 train trips making stops at the system’s 145 rail stations. For more than 100 years, the ‘L’ has offered a unique perspective of Chicago.

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How to Be Prepared For the Inevitable Takeover of Autonomous Vehicles: A Letter to Jeff Brandes

Friday, November 7th, 2014
"I sure hope no one else gets in here." Photo from Car and Driver.

In Florida, Republican state senator Jeff Brandes is making the case that Pinellas County – home of the last metro area in the U.S. to develop a regional transit network – shouldn’t invest in light rail because autonomous vehicles will make mass transit pointless…In that spirit, I’ve put together a list of recommendations that Mr. Brandes can use in developing policy to prepare for this brave new world of robotic transportation. It’s one thing not to waste money on a boondoggle technology like light rail that’s faithfully served people for barely even 100 years –if we’re serious about autonomous vehicles and their guaranteed ability to solve all of our problems, we need to be more proactive.

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Utah DOT: Integrating All Modes of Transportation

Monday, November 3rd, 2014
Utah DOT: Integrating All Modes of Transportation

This video explains improvements UDOT is making across the signals system, including an explanation how the radar works for vehicle and bicycle detection. Over the last year integrated transportation was implemented on projects on Redwood Road, S.R. 68.

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Alabama’s Successes and Needed Improvements in Transportation Infrastructure

Friday, October 31st, 2014
Alabama Transportation Infrastructure

This report considers changes to our state’s transportation system, building on some notable strengths and successes and guided by considerations of what Alabama needs to do to yield maximum economic return. At the same time, this report envisions an Alabama where all citizens have a chance to make a positive contribution.

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Akron, OH: All About That Bus

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Washington, DC: All About That Bus

We’re all about that bus and we hope you are, too :)
-Akron METRO RTA on YouTube

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The Washington Post: How Do You Survive Your Commute?

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

Readers share stories of how they commute, how long it takes, how to survive and ideas for fixing the daily ride.

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Millennials in Motion: Changing Travel Habits of Young Americans and the Implications for Public Policy

Friday, October 17th, 2014
Figure 2. Change in Number of Trips per Capita among 16 to 34 year-olds, 2001 to 2009

U.S. PIRG EDUCATION FUNDExecutive SummaryOver the last decade—after 60-plus years of steady increases—the number of miles driven by the average American has been falling. Young Americans have experienced the greatest changes: driving less; taking transit, biking and walking more; and seeking out places to live in cities and walkable communities where driving is an option, […]

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