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Tag Archives: Public Transit

February 28, 2017
TRB Webinar: Livable Transit Corridors
Transportation Research Board

TRB will conduct a webinar on Thursday, March 16, 2017 that features research from the Transit Cooperative Research Program’s Report 187: Livable Transit Corridors: Methods, Metrics, and Strategies.

National Public Transportation Safety Plan
Transportation Research Board

The U.S. Federal Transit Administration has released a report that seeks to guide the national effort in managing the safety risks and safety hazards within the U.S.’s public transportation systems.

February 27, 2017
A Look At Germany’s Most Divisive Rail Project
Railway Technology

The radical redevelopment of Stuttgart’s central rail station was first announced in 1995, but the station project is still under construction today, with completion not expected until 2021 at the earliest.

February 26, 2017
Will Self-Driving Cars Kill Charlotte’s $6B Transit Bet?
Charlotte Observer

Within the next decade or so, Charlotte residents might be able to dart around the city using four light rail lines and a streetcar, under a $6 billion vision. But could they choose to take self-driving cars instead?

February 23, 2017
In Atlanta, Transit Service Lags Behind a Booming Population
Streetsblog U.S.A.

Since 2000, the Atlanta region has grown by more than 1.5 million people, or over 25 percent, but transit service is not keeping up. Both rail and bus ridership on MARTA, the major regional transit provider, have fallen dramatically in recent years.

Transit to Return to Cleveland’s Public Square
Streetsblog U.S.A.

After booting buses out of Public Square as part of a $50 million redesign, Mayor Frank Jackson appears to have capitulated and RTA is preparing to reopen the space to buses in March.

Is It Too Early To Agree On SDG Indicators For Transport?
World Bank

In March, the international community of statisticians will gather in New York and Ottawa to discuss and agree on a global indicator framework for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the 169 targets of the “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.

February 22, 2017
TN Gov Expands Transit Referendum Proposal
The Tennessean

Gov. Bill Haslam has significantly expanded his proposal for local governments to acquire the power to hold referendums on transit funding by opening up a range of additional tax options that cities could bring before voters.

February 21, 2017
ATL’s Gwinnett Transit Study to Explore ‘High Capacity’ Options
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Gwinnett County’s transit development plan is about to get up-and-running and will explore a plethora of possibilities for Georgia’s second most populous county — including the feasibility of high capacity options like rail or bus rapid transit.

February 20, 2017
In Ridership Slump, Austin Nears Overhaul of Bus System
Austin American-Statesman

The transit agency board late this month will likely approve a Connections 2025 plan that calls for eliminating, replacing, rerouting or changing the frequency of all but three of the agency’s 80 or so bus routes over the next couple of years.

Taxpayer-Funded Report Kept Secret By Toronto
Toronto Star

A $100,000 consultant’s report on the cost-effectiveness of future transit projects, including Mayor John Tory’s SmartTrack plan and the Scarborough subway extension, has never been made public.

February 16, 2017
To Speed Up Buses, Use All The Doors
Greater Greater Washington

Busy bus lines can lose a lot of time to traffic, but the same can happen at stops, where boarding passengers cram through the front door so they can pay the fare. How much time, exactly?

Why Will NYC Have 2 Expensive Airport Trains?
Village Voice

The Port Authority throws billions of dollars at shiny projects with little value to the region’s transportation network, while leaving commuters stuck with underfunded, overcrowded PATH trains and bus terminals.

New Streetsblog Series: Getting Transit Right
Streetsblog U.S.A.

Thanks to a grant from TransitCenter, Streetsblog will be exploring these issues in a new series, “Getting Transit Right.” We’ll be looking at a dozen American cities to better understand which transit strategies are working and which are not.

How Mobility May Affect Future Transit Use
Phys.org

Where is travel demand going to be in the future and do changes in America’s population matter? Ten or 20 years from now, any movement could influence where to send bus lines and other modes of transit.

February 15, 2017
Does Bike-Share Replace or Enhance Transit Use?
Streetsblog Cal

This graphic is based on research by two UC Berkeley faculty into the effects of bike-share use in different U.S. cities. It was originally published in Access Magazine by the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies.

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