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In Mexico we occupy streets in a very particular manner—it may seem chaotic, but it is actually very complex and organized.

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Category Archives: Transport

March 5, 2013
Mapping Cycling Casualties Around London
Drawing Rings Around the World

I’ve produced some maps of London cycling casualties on this blog before but it’s hard to come up with an image that manages to capture both the scale and the spatial specificity of the issue.

Maryland Leaders Propose Higher Taxes on Gas
Baltimore Sun

Gov. Martin O’Malley and the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly are proposing to raise taxes on gasoline by $2 billion over five years to pay for highways, transit and other transportation projects.

Lego Subway Has Working Doors
Brothers Brick

As though making a very nice looking cutaway street scene with an underground Metro (subway for our US readers) train wasn’t enough, serial genius Esben Kolind has gone several better.

Ross Valley Trolley Deserves a Closer Look
Marin Independent Journal

Few would be surprised if the projected cost for building and running a trolley line from Fairfax to San Rafael turns out to be pretty pricey, probably beyond what many people might say we can afford.

March 4, 2013
Atlanta Streetcar Scrutinized
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Unclear lines of authority, management turnover at MARTA and friction between key sponsors could threaten the progress of Atlanta’s $93 million streetcar project, a consulting firm hired by the Federal Transit Administration said in its reports to the agency.

Network Mapping the Brain
Kurzweilai Blog, via: Transportationist

Researchers at UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley have mapped the three-dimensional global connections within the brains of seven adults who have genetic malformations that leave them without the corpus callosum, which connects the left and right sides of the brain.

Peninsula Cities Lose HSR Lawsuit Bid
San Jose Mercury News

Atherton, Menlo Park and Palo Alto lost a bid to block the California high-speed rail line along the Caltrain corridor south of San Francisco after a judge dismissed a five-year-old lawsuit.

Disney Expansion the Reason for Streetcar Plan
Voice of the OC

During questioning by Orange County Transportation Authority directors Thursday morning, Anaheim City Councilwoman Kris Murray acknowledged what insiders have been saying for months about the city’s planned streetcar project: A major reason for the transit line is to allow expansion of the Disneyland Resort.

I-225 Light Rail Line Breaks Ground
Denver Post

The Regional Transportation District and Kiewit Infrastructure Co. held a ceremony Friday morning in Aurora that celebrated the start of construction for the Interstate 225 light-rail extension.

Low Tech Mechanical Transmission of Power
Low Tech Magazine

You don’t need electricity to send or receive power quickly. In the second half of the nineteenth century, we commonly used fast-moving ropes.

Box Tunnel Pact Ahead of a Future NYC Tunnel
Railway Age

Amtrak has reached tentative agreement with private developers in Manhattan to construct an 800-foot-long box tunnel on site at the 26-acre Hudson Yards development site on Manhattan’s West Side.

March 1, 2013
LaHood Thinks Sequester is a Dumb Idea
The Hill

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood derided the looming sequestration cuts as a “dumb idea” that “will not work” and said they would undermine the nation’s transportation system.

Red Line Study Reveals Route Alternatives
Urban Indy

The Indy Connect Red Line, which is now under alternatives analysis, has broken radio silence and as of this week have a few potential route alignments available for public discussion.

All LA Metro Transportation History in One Timeline
Metro Transportation Library

We are proud to present two new historical resources for public consumption: a comprehensive, interactive timeline for Los Angeles transportation agencies dating back to 1874

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