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Posts Tagged ‘public transit’

Let’s Take A Ride: 5 Largest US Public Transit Systems

Thursday, January 9th, 2014
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Chicago, Boston, New York City, San Francisco and Washington, DC are home to America’s largest, most extensive public transportation systems. MPA@UNC has created a visualization of the history and development of each city’s system to show how millions of Americans travel daily via mass transit.

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The Future of Our Transportation Infrastructure in a Car Crazed Culture

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

By Jack Payton William Faulkner once bemoaned our country’s automobile culture by dryly observing that “the American really loves nothing but his automobile: not his wife, his child, nor his country … but his motor-car.” It’s been over 60 years since he penned those lamenting words, but if anything, our collective reliance on the personal […]

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What do Americans Think About Federal Tax Options to Support Public Transit, Highways, and Local Streets and Roads?

Monday, June 25th, 2012

MINETA TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE Introduction Over the past several decades, the transportation revenues available from state and federal gas taxes have fallen significantly, especially in terms of inflation-adjusted dollars per mile traveled. At the same time, the transportation system requires critical—and expensive— system upgrades. Among other needs, a large portion of the national highway system requires […]

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