public transportation

Ridesharing Makes It More Important than Ever to Support Public Transit

March 16, 2017 / Comments Off on Ridesharing Makes It More Important than Ever to Support Public Transit

The burgeoning ridesharing industry has led some to argue that ridesharing is a more efficient market solution to urban travel than public transit, obviating the need for transit infrastructure investment and operating subsidies.[1] For example, Leon Drole, a recently elected commissioner in Macomb County, Michigan reacted to a proposal to invest in Detroit public transit […]

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Moving Cities: Berlin

April 22, 2016 / Comments Off on Moving Cities: Berlin

Since the fall of the Wall in 1989, Berlin has emerged as one of Europe’s cutting edge intellectual, cultural, and economic centers. For anyone interested in the evolution of transportation and development patterns, visiting Berlin is a bargain: you can see two cities for the price of one. Following WWII, significant public and private capital […]

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Moving Cities: Denver

March 4, 2016 / Comments Off on Moving Cities: Denver

Last spring, people from around the world came to Denver for the 4/20 celebration of the one year anniversary of Colorado’s decision to make marijuana use legal. The 4/20 event was one that could not have been dreamed about 25 years prior. Yet there have been remarkable things happening in Denver. The formerly sleepy downtown […]

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DOT to award $500 million in TIGER grant in 2016

February 29, 2016 / Comments Off on DOT to award $500 million in TIGER grant in 2016

DOT is planning to award $500 million worth of grants to states for infrastructure construction projects. The grants will be awarded on a competitive basis to projects that will be selected from applications from state and local governments. Since 2009, the TIGER grant program has provided nearly $4.6 billion to 381 projects in all 50 […]

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Moving Cities: Bangkok

February 26, 2016 / Comments Off on Moving Cities: Bangkok

This is the first post of a series titled Moving Cities, which is dedicated to exploring the vast diversity of cities and how their transit systems shape them. It will examine the organizational structure of transit in relation to the city, the economics of the transit system and the role of the transit system in the […]

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New Analysis Estimates Benefits of KOP Rail Project

December 3, 2015 / Comments Off on New Analysis Estimates Benefits of KOP Rail Project

SEPTA’s proposed extension of the Norristown High Speed Line to King of Prussia will result in the addition of 17,000—29,000 new employees in King of Prussia over 20 years, according to new analysis released today by Econsult Solutions, Inc. and the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia. The Connecting KOP study quantifies benefits associated with SEPTA’s King […]

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