Posts Tagged streetsblog

New Light Rail System Unveiled in Seattle

July 13, 2009

The Grist carried a piece on Seattle’s new light rail system that follows nicely on the heels of yesterday’s discussion of Bus Rapid Transit. Van Schagen does not go into a comparative analysis of the two transportation alternatives, but she does indicate that the light rail in Seattle has enjoyed much public support. For a […]

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Mass Transit is Saving the Earth (and More), on Governors Island

June 25, 2009

Most of us already know that the subway and bus systems are key to the remarkably low carbon emissions of an average New Yorker. Most accounts peg this number at about one third of the national average but how has this situation developed and what needs to be done to improve it? How can we […]

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More Mass Transit Wanted

January 9, 2009
More Mass Transit Wanted

Whatever happened to that Poll? Just this week, the MTA unveiled the draft of their sustainability report, in Washington D.C. of all places. Apparently it is because the new proposals are in line with the President Elect’s transit plans? Perhaps they were just trying to avoid another shoe throwing incident. Different news sources have outlined […]

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Congestion Pricing and Free Subways

January 29, 2008
Congestion Pricing and Free Subways

Sounds like a Win-Win for Car-less Urbanites The Kheel Report, sponsored by Ted Kheel- who the New York Times named “the most influential peacemaker in New York City in the last half-century,” came out just a few days ago. It is a bold- surely to be controversial and scoffed at- plan that will increase the […]

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