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Travel & Public Transit

TransLink adding tactile, braille signage at bus stops

December 9, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Vancouver’s TransLink is moving ahead with plans to implement a program benefiting customers who are blind or partially sighted. Beginning in 2020, tactile and braille signage will be installed at every bus stop, and tactile walking surface indicators (TWSI) at […]


Infrastructure, Travel & Public Transit

How Airports Are Protecting Themselves Against Rising Seas

December 2, 2019

Via: Wired

Next fall, San Francisco International Airport plans to begin environmental studies for its next big construction project. The $587 million project, targeted for completion in 2035, won’t produce another terminal, runway, or amenity for the airport’s 55 million annual passengers. […]


Travel & Public Transit

Commuter railroads have catching up to do ahead of PTC deadline

November 26, 2019

Via: Politico

A YEAR AND A BIT LEFT FOR PTC DEADLINE: Railroads are making progress on meeting a statutory mandate to install positive train control, but some hurdles still remain ahead of a rapidly approaching December 2020 deadline. The Federal Railroad Administration […]


Travel & Public Transit

Improving transit on-time performance

November 19, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

On-time performance (OTP), otherwise known as schedule adherence, should not just be a number. Poor OTP should be a call to action. Passengers’ lives are affected when we don’t keep promises and fail to adhere to the printed timetable. They […]


Infrastructure, Travel & Public Transit

Public transit investment in large metro areas reap a better return, study finds

November 13, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

Public transportation investments in large metropolitan areas reap a better return, with more passengers adopting public transport, than those in smaller cities, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Sydney. The research analyzed data collected from […]


Travel & Public Transit

Chicago Transit’s budget proposal continues modernization, holds fares steady

October 28, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) proposed a balanced $1.57 billion operating budget that continues the agency’s unprecedented efforts to modernize its infrastructure and improve the CTA travel experience for customers across the city — while holding the line on fares […]


Travel & Public Transit

Public transit’s impact in Missouri exceeds $3.67B, study finds

October 23, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

The direct and indirect impact of public transit in Missouri this year exceeds $3.67 billion, according to the findings of a new study by Citizens for Modern Transit. The six-month study was designed to quantify the economic impact of public […]


Travel & Public Transit

Planning for Safety, Security in Public Transport

October 16, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

As domestic and international transportation venues experience crime and terrorism, concern for transportation security is growing across transportation and rail providers and stakeholders. To operate safely and securely, transit agencies must consider how these security threats and vulnerabilities manifest locally […]


Travel & Public Transit

Mobility in Context: New York City

October 14, 2019

Via: Metro Magazine

As New York City grows in population, jobs, and tourists, so too have the challenges facing the city’s mobility network. According to NYCDOT, roadways have grown increasingly congested with for-hire vehicles, which have added 36.9 million trips a year between […]


Travel & Public Transit

Train vs Plane: Which is the better way?

October 4, 2019

Via: TreeHugger

A test, on a trip from Toronto to Quebec City Woodrise is an international conference covering mass timber construction that was held this year in Quebec City, 700 km from where I live in Toronto, Canada. I wanted to cover […]