Posts tagged with 'trains'
To Clean Delhi’s Air, Reform Its Transport System
To Clean Delhi’s Air, Reform Its Transport System
Over the past few years, around the time when Diwali – the Hindu festival of lights and India’s biggest holiday – ends and winter sets in, Delhi’s air quality has plummeted to dangerous levels, initiating a series of debates and ...
Planes, Trains and (Big) Automobiles: How Heavy Transport Can Reduce Emissions and Save Money
Planes, Trains and (Big) Automobiles: How Heavy Transport Can Reduce Emissions and Save Money
The world is vastly underestimating the benefits of acting on climate change. Recent research from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate finds that bold climate action could deliver at least $26 trillion in economic benefits through 2030. This ground-breaking research, ...
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Are Trains Better Than Bus Rapid Transit Systems? A Look at the Evidence
The world’s great public transit systems: Tokyo’s Metro, London’s Tube, Hong Kong’s MTR…and Mexico City’s bus rapid transit corridors? Trains are often seen as the pinnacle of modern urban transport infrastructure. They’re green and efficient, supported by permanent, complex track ...
Friday Fun: How Art and Culture Contribute to Your Unique Metro Experience
Friday Fun: How Art and Culture Contribute to Your Unique Metro Experience
Have you ever been intrigued by the artistic design of a metro station? Have you stopped to watch a street dancer perform on a metro platform? A metro station can be more than a place where you impatiently wait for ...
Friday Fun: All aboard the love train
Friday Fun: All aboard the love train
Here’s one way to lure people out of their cars and onto public transport: ROPID, the organization responsible for Prague’s public transport system, announced in May the creation of a “love train.” More accurately, it plans to designate specific cars ...
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Friday Fun: Mapping a day in the life of the London transport system
TheCityFix discovered what quite possibly could be the world’s coolest transport-related master’s thesis project-recap video. The recent debut of the BRT in Action Newsletter, published by Santiago, Chile’s Centre of Excellence for Bus Rapid Transit, included a link to Jay ...
They'll Ride If It's Fun
They'll Ride If It's Fun
It seems a week can’t go by without at least one person giving me a surprised look, stammering, “You ride the local?” They’re referring to my choice to ride Mumbai’s local train system every morning. Like many places, there’s a ...
Sydney Considers Free Fares on Early Morning Trains
Sydney Considers Free Fares on Early Morning Trains
Sydney’s new infrastructure authority, Infrastructure New South Wales (Infrastructure NSW), is looking at a range of options to reduce peak hour congestion. At an industry conference on November 15, agency officials suggested providing free train fares between midnight and 7:00 ...
7 Ways to Improve Sydney's E-Ticketing System
7 Ways to Improve Sydney's E-Ticketing System
Last month, the State Minister for Transport announced that Sydney’s new integrated public transport ticketing system, the Opal Card, would begin operating in late 2012. (See here for a list of other names considered for the new contactless smartcard ticketing system. Ideas ...
In Denmark, Bikes Have a Seat on Some Trains
In Denmark, Bikes Have a Seat on Some Trains
Taking your bike on public transit can be a huge hassle, or often, not an option at all. Specially designed accommodations for bicyclists are usually severely limited, and on certain bus, train and metro systems, bikes are only allowed on ...
The Illusive Dream of Modern American Rail
The Illusive Dream of Modern American Rail
For a total of 7 minutes, train geeks can rejoice while riding Amtrak’s Acela Express, which glides at 150 mph in America’s northeast corridor. That track, located in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, totals 18 miles and is the only segment ...
What Is Super Dense Crush Load?
What Is Super Dense Crush Load?
That’s the official term to describe what happens during rush hour in Mumbai when 14 to 16 standing passengers pack into one square meter of floor space on the Mumbai Suburban Railway. During peak hours, 4,700 passengers pack into a ...
WorldChanging: "The Future of American Transportation Systems"
WorldChanging: "The Future of American Transportation Systems"
Sarah Kuck from WorldChanging interviews EMBARQ Director Nancy Kete for a feature story about the future of American transportation systems: What does transportation look like now in most U.S. cities? And where can we go from here? What do you ...
Obama on Right Track with High-Speed Rail
Obama on Right Track with High-Speed Rail
From the World Resources Institute Pressroom: President Barack Obama announced plans [yesterday] to pump $8 billion of stimulus funds into building a network of high-speed and intercity rail. “The President is on the right track,” said Nancy Kete, the director ...
Obama Gives High-Speed Rail a Boost
Obama Gives High-Speed Rail a Boost
From NPR: Among the winners in the $787 billion stimulus package that President Obama signed into law last week are backers of high-speed rail. The legislation included $8 billion for fast trains in the U.S. — the most ever allocated ...
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