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Archive for the ‘Transit’ Category

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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Florida Transportation: Is There Demand For Multi-Modal Transit?

Monday, March 30th, 2015
Florida Transportation: Is There Demand For Multi-Modal Transit?

Is there demand for more transportation choices?
Lisa Bacot, Executive Director, Florida Public Transportation Association

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Colorado DOT: Statewide Transportation Plan

Friday, March 27th, 2015
Colorado DOT: Statewide Transportation Plan

Colorado DOT presents the Executive Summary of their Statewide Transportation Plan, to provide “the best multimodal transportation system for Colorado that most effectively moves people, goods and information.”

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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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Caltrans: Building More Than Just Highways in California

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
Caltrans: Building More Than Just Highways in California

In this Caltrans News Flash, spokesperson Angela DaPrato interviews bike commuter Becky Garrow and Caltrans Active Transportation Plan Program Project Manager Teresa McWilliam about how the department and local communities are partnering up to increase transportation options that encourage physical activities such as bicycling and walking. Production credit: Caltrans District 10 (Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, […]

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Safer Streets, Stronger Economies

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
Change in automobile trips after Complete Streets improvements.

SMART GROWTH AMERICA
In this study of 37 projects, Smart Growth America found that Complete Streets projects tended to improve safety for everyone, increased biking and walking, and showed a mix of increases and decreases in automobile traffic, depending in part on the project goal. Compared to conventional transportation projects, these projects were remarkably affordable, and were an inexpensive way to achieve transportation goals. In terms of economic returns, the limited data available suggests Complete Streets projects were related to broader economic gains like increased employment and higher property values.

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NYC: Riding the Track Geometry Car

Friday, March 20th, 2015
NYC: Riding the Track Geometry Car

Take a ride on a Track Geometry Car, part of the specialized fleet that inspects the rails of the NYC subway.

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Open Data: Challenges and Opportunities for Transit Agencies

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
The Open Data Movement

TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BOARD
In the past 5 years, more and more transit agencies have begun making schedule and realtime operational data available to the public. “Open data” provide opportunities for agencies to inform the public in a variety of ways about transit agency services…The purpose of this synthesis is to document the current state of the practice and policies in the use of open data for improved transit planning, service quality, and customer information; the implications of open data and open documentation policies; and the impact of open data on transit agencies and the public and private sectors.

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Streetfilms: Talking “Bikes Plus” at National Bike Summit 2015

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
Streetfilms: Talking “Bikes Plus” at National Bike Summit 2015

The theme of 2015’s National Bike Summit from the League of American Bicyclists is all about Bikes+. To stay in the spirit we decided to have some fun with that theme ourselves and ask attendees what would they add to that equation and why. The answers were all quite eclectic and showcase just how broad the topic of bicycling can be and why it is important to our communities. Bikes+ is getting us psyched for a great year of advocacy and riding!

-STREETFILMS on Vimeo

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Energizing People About the Future of Public Transportation

Monday, March 16th, 2015
Energizing People About the Future of Public Transportation

Mobility Lab interviewed some of the biggest thinkers in transportation and urbanism at TransportationCamp 2015 to discuss which exciting trends need to happen and which ones are likely to happen this year and beyond. Go to mobilitylab.org for more info and to take action.

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