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Riding Off Into the Sunset…
Riding Off Into the Sunset…
Sadly, my stint as TheCityFix’s full-time blogger has come to an end. Writing for the site has been a fantastic experience for many reasons. I had the opportunity to learn about a wide range of topics, from what a performance-based ...
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Behind the Lima Sheraton (located in the city center), the Via Expresa stretches to the west.  This busy corridor will house part of the Metropolitano BRT line.  Photo: PauloVicente.
Coming Soon: Lima’s Metropolitano BRT
From 2006-2007, I spent one year living in Lima, Peru and researching its public transit system. Anyone who’s visited Peru’s capital understands what an adventure this was. Some of my most vivid memories of that time are of clinging to ...
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Monorails are expensive, carry limited capacity, and can fall victim to bankruptcy, as the Las Vegas Monorail (above) did.  Photo: http2007.
Q&A: Outlook for Mumbai’s Monorail
Mumbai’s monorail has been in the news this week, with the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) announcing that it will approve the master monorail plan by the end of the month. But there has been vocal opposition to the ...
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Medellin's Metrocable connects residents of the poor hillside barrios to the rest of the city, a job conventional transit can't do.  Photo: joshuaheller.
Up, Up and Away in a Cable Car
Cable cars, also known as ropeways or aerial tramways, don’t get much respect. These types of transportation systems, in which a cabin or other conveyance is suspended from a fixed cable and pulled by another cable, are often thought of ...
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Last week's auto rickshaw strike in Delhi showed the key role auto rickshaws play in Indian transportation systems, as well as the deep-seeded corruption affecting the sector. Photo: Dey.
A Day Without Auto Rickshaws: Inconvenience, Intimidation and Corruption
An estimated 55,000 auto rickshaw drivers went on strike in Delhi last week, complicating commutes by putting extra pressure on other modes of public transit. The strike was led by auto rickshaw drivers’ unions, which demanded a fare increase and ...
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Evidence of land development impacts of BRT has been noted in other countries (like around Bogota's Transmilenio, above); now we know that BRT can boost property values here in the U.S. as well.  Photo: pattoncito.
Boosting Property Values Near BRT
Many transit advocates agree that bus rapid transit (BRT) can provide high-quality, efficient transportation at a fraction of the cost of rail. However, a common concern about BRT is that routes are not as permanent as tracks – in theory, ...
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