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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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Tag Archives: Public Transit

May 11, 2014
Beirut Planning More Highways, Not Mass Transit
Next City

Arranging a meeting in Beirut is a complicated affair. With few street addresses, directions are often given according to proximity to major landmarks, usually taking at least one or two phone calls as you close in the location.

May 9, 2014
The Long-Term Outlook for Light Rail in Mesa
AZ Central

In the not-too-distant future, Metro light-rail trains will travel along Main Street in front of Muralt’s Custom Jewelers, and owner Matt Muralt expects other changes to follow.

May 8, 2014
Houston Metro Unveils Major Change to Buses
Houston Chronicle (Paywall)

Houston bus service will change dramatically next year if officials approve a sweeping plan to restructure the city’s routes, adapting them to changes in patterns of work and travel over the last 30 years.

Fort Collins BRT to Launch on Saturday
Denver Urbanism

The next few days are going to be huge for transit in Colorado. In Denver the new Union Station opens on Sunday, May 11, while the new downtown MetroRide shuttle starts Monday, May 12. But Fort Collins is also getting in on the game, with its first bus rapid transit (BRT) line launching on Saturday, […]

Low-Income Americans Walk and Bike to Work Most
Streetsblog USA

The U.S. Census Bureau just released its first-ever report exclusively on walking and biking. Using data from the American Community Survey, the report shows how rates of active transportation vary by age, income, education, race, and the availability of a vehicle.

May 6, 2014
May 5, 2014
Austin’s Urban Rail Budget Will Bring Large Contracts
Austin Business Journal

Now that Austin’s transportation planners have unveiled a price tag for a downtown urban rail system, the accompanying budget breakdown shows there will be some serious contracts at stake if the project is passed by voters.

Underrated Potential Transit Projects
Pedestrian Observations

In between the airport connectors and mixed-traffic streetcars are some public transit proposals that would be potentially high-performing.

North Kansas Streetcars Would Be Costly
The Kansas City Star

As Kansas City ponders possible streetcar extensions south of the Missouri River, a new study shows that expanding streetcars north of the river probably would be even more financially challenging.

May 4, 2014
May 2, 2014
8 Public Transit Systems That Changed Their Cities
io9

Some of the greatest public transit systems aren’t just large — they also offer their riders something extra, or reshape the cities they serve. Here are some incredible public transit systems around the world.

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