Posts tagged with 'metro'
Friday Fun: Redesigning Subway Maps
Friday Fun: Redesigning Subway Maps
Washington, D.C. metro officials, in an effort to improve the current metro map, have hired Lance Wyman, the creator of the original map, to reconfigure and tweak his design. The redesign aims to better illustrate the changes in service during ...
Delhi Gets a Metro Line for the Airport
Delhi Gets a Metro Line for the Airport
Umang Jain co-wrote this post. On February 23, India launched the Delhi Airport Metro Express (DAME), a first-of-its-kind metro rail service connecting New Delhi Railway Station (Central Delhi) to Indira Gandhi International Airport. The project has been implemented using a ...
Pune's Metro Rail Moves Forward, Faces Roadblocks Ahead
Pune's Metro Rail Moves Forward, Faces Roadblocks Ahead
The Maharashtra Government approved the Pune Metro Rail a couple of weeks ago, but critics are still concerned about whether or not the project is a suitable solution for Pune’s traffic problems. Last month, the Pune Municipal Corporation’s initial enthusiasm ...
2011 Sustainable Transport Award: Tehran Boasts Major Achievements
2011 Sustainable Transport Award: Tehran Boasts Major Achievements
Tehran, Iran was the second runner-up to this year’s Sustainable Transport Award winner, Guangzhou, China. Event moderator Enrique Peñalosa called the city a model for others because of its aggressive policy aimed to successfully implement a broad set of new transportation options. Tehran ...
All the Stops in Washington, D.C.?
All the Stops in Washington, D.C.?
What can blogging do for the public dialogue on transportation? As we wrote about last week, the localization of blogging leads to available and accessible information in the public sphere, strengthened ties among advocates, experts and citizens, as well as ...
Joint WMATA Governance Review Task Force Met With Frustration
Joint WMATA Governance Review Task Force Met With Frustration
This morning’s Board of Trade/Council of Governments task force meeting to gain public input on Metro governance and best practices was a disappointment, expressed many participants. Here are some of the complaints that resonated among most of the 12 speakers who ...
A Day Without Metro in Madrid
A Day Without Metro in Madrid
Ever wonder what a day without Metro would feel like? Today, Madrileños found out. Lately we’ve talked a lot about U.S. transit agencies’ budget crises. But events in Madrid today are eye opening, showing how transit agencies around the world are ...
Have Ideas for Metro?
Have Ideas for Metro?
Do you have ideas about how to improve Metro? Now’s your chance to talk. On Thursday, July 1, a joint task force run by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) and the Greater Washington Board of Trade has invited the ...
One Year After Metro Crash: Let's Make Sustainable Transit Safer
One Year After Metro Crash: Let's Make Sustainable Transit Safer
If you see your bus driver texting – or dozing – what can you do? Or how about if you notice a train conductor talking on a cell phone? These were some of the questions that arose yesterday at “Transportation ...
Metro Board Hikes Fares, Maintains Service
Metro Board Hikes Fares, Maintains Service
Last Thursday, the Metro Board of Directors unanimously approved the biggest fare hike in the history of the transit agency, totaling nearly $109 million in rail, bus and paratransit fare increases. The deal was made over a “lunch break,” closed ...
Moving through the Recession, Part 3: Metro Confronts Estimated $189 Million Budget Shortfall
Moving through the Recession, Part 3: Metro Confronts Estimated $189 Million Budget Shortfall
As the latest installment of its series Moving through the Recession, TheCityFix DC conducted an email interview with Thomas Harrington, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s Director of Long-Range Planning.  Parts 1 and 2 of the series, featured on TheCityFix ...
Snow Removal Best Practices: The Right Path
Snow Removal Best Practices: The Right Path
The Washington, D.C. metro area has the second highest percentage of public transit commuters in the United States, behind only New York City. Many of those riders walk to the Metro or the bus, and 89,000 other commuters walk to ...
Speak Out on D.C. Snow Removal Efforts at Public Hearings
Speak Out on D.C. Snow Removal Efforts at Public Hearings
Those of you who have been following snow removal efforts in the D.C. area will now have several opportunities to voice your opinions in the coming weeks. D.C. Council Member Jim Graham (D-Ward 1) has announced that he will hold ...
Buses Don't Get No Respect
Buses Don't Get No Respect
Buses are a bit like the Rodney Dangerfield of public transportation: they don’t get no respect.  In general, the smart growth community holds up rail transit as the paragon of public transportation, and bicycling as its noble sidekick in the ...
Immigrants and the Future of Sustainable Transportation
Immigrants and the Future of Sustainable Transportation
Joel Kotkin and his website New Geography can be frustrating—Kotkin can be an apologist for sprawl—but they can also be invaluable. That latter quality was on full display today in Prof. Ali Modarres’ expert breakdown of census data showing that ...
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