public transportation

The State of High-Speed, Intercity Rail

June 14, 2024 / Comments Off on The State of High-Speed, Intercity Rail

The implementation of high-speed rail (HSR) networks can greatly reduce the travel time between big cities, with the optimal travel distance ranging from around 100 to 500 miles. However, in addition to its most intuitive use, intercity travel, HSR can also be used for daily commuting. It’s fast, reliable, frequent, and riders are free from […]

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Moving Cities: Chicago

January 26, 2024 / Comments Off on Moving Cities: Chicago

The Chicago Transit Authority and Current Ridership Numbers With a 2022 population of 9.4 million, the Chicago metropolitan area is one of the world’s largest economic hubs, serving as home to hundreds of major corporate headquarters including many Fortune 500 companies. Needless to say, that in such a region, the accessibility and quality of public […]

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How Cities Can Better Protect Pedestrians and Cyclists

December 1, 2023 / Comments Off on How Cities Can Better Protect Pedestrians and Cyclists

Since the advent of the mass-produced personal automobile, cities have catered to cars at the expense of other modes of travel. This includes public transit, pedestrians, cyclists, and anyone not in a personal motor vehicle. As the average car size increases, so does the likelihood of fatal crashes. Electric vehicles, which do not use gasoline, […]

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Moving Cities: Montreal

November 3, 2023 / Comments Off on Moving Cities: Montreal

Many people know that Montreal is a commercial, cultural, transportation, financial, and technology center in the Francophone province of Quebec, Canada. The city proper resides on an island in the middle of the St. Lawrence River. Montreal was the most populous city in Canada until the end of last century. Currently, it is the second […]

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Congestion Pricing in New York: How Will It Work?

May 19, 2023 / Comments Off on Congestion Pricing in New York: How Will It Work?

In April 2023, USDOT released the result of its environmental assessment of New York City’s proposed “Central Business Tolling” project—known more colloquially as “congestion pricing”—after years of examination and review. The result—a “Finding of No Significant Impact” or FONSI—means that the MTA can continue its process to implement a program to toll drivers for entering […]

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Parking Wars

April 7, 2023 / Comments Off on Parking Wars

We can no longer stay neutral; reasonable solutions must start to drive our decision making A woman walks into a restaurant to meet a group of friends. She proceeds to apologize for being late but explains she was looking for parking for the past 20 minutes. This sparked a vibrant discussion that opened their evening. […]

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