Posts Tagged mass transit

If you Could Trade in your Car for Eternal Free Mass Transit, Would You?

July 12, 2011
If you Could Trade in your Car for Eternal Free Mass Transit, Would You?

Us New Yorkers are not likely to be faced with this question any time soon, although CISC’s philanthropic founder did commission an exceptional report on the merits of free mass transit and what it could potentially do for our city. But the near half million residents of Murcia, Spain got to ponder this offer quite […]

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Vision 2020: NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan Drafting Mid-term Revisions

October 28, 2010
Vision 2020: NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan Drafting Mid-term Revisions

A public meeting was held on October 12th to discuss the new Draft Recommendations to Vision 2020: NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan, which will be formalized and published by the end of the year. A wide variety of representatives from community initiatives and industry mariners participated in the negotiation to revise the plan – key topics […]

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Taxi Sharing Begins in NYC

February 22, 2010
Taxi Sharing Begins in NYC

During the MTA strike of 2005, people picked up random passengers and New Yorkers shared cabs with each other because it made sense. As soon as necessity for such activities dwindled and the MTA started (haggardly) running again, people stopped. It was kind of like when folks jammed into commuter trains and mass transit when […]

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How To Pay For New Transportation Infrastructure? Congestion Tolling.

September 2, 2009
How To Pay For New Transportation Infrastructure? Congestion Tolling.

The good people over at Streetsblog posted a nice piece yesterday on a new poll which suggests that the public favors congestion tolling as a means to pay for new transportation infrastructure.  The article yeilds plenty of useful insights, but I am left wondering about who exactly was polled in this study.  As a reader […]

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Bus Rapid Transit Systems as a Solution for Sustainability

July 12, 2009

The New York Times reported on the success of a bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Bogotá, Columbia called the TransMilenio. The Bogotá BRT has relieved the city from an overburdened transportation system composed mostly of individually-owned vehicles that shared the roads with ordinary buses. As noted in the Times article, the new system has […]

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