Topic : transit planning

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Las Vegas RTC bus hits the road to get public opinion on future transit plans

Management & Operations| September 26, 2017

The air-conditioned bus includes a kids zone play area, seating, and countertops to accommodate iPad workstations for residents to take a short survey (in English and Spanish) and two wide-screen monitors for presentations.

Capital Metro Board approves transit system overhaul

Management & Operations| March 2, 2017

Key elements of the new plan involve creating a more frequent, reliable and connected network of services.

Management & Operations| September 22, 2016

Collaborative Consultants Ease Rail and Transit Industry Demands

Consultants can provide specialized engineering support to transit agencies, helping them address a variety of needs and filling a gap left by retiring senior staff. 

Management & Operations| July 5, 2016

Public transit, training crucial to connecting unemployed with jobs

The new study analyzes such employment mismatches in the Twin Cities seven-county metropolitan area and examines the potential of a new approach that integrates transit planning and workforce development.

Management & Operations| August 4, 2015

New Miami-Dade transit head wants to make city 'car-optional'

Alice Bravo admits it's a long-term goal, but in the near future, she wants to create a system that can monitor intersection congestion and adapt on a moment’s notice depending upon traffic flow to optimize efficiency.

Rail| September 4, 2013

Report: Calif. HSR planning may lead to environmental harm

While the project may bolster the Central Valley’s economy, the region may lose substantial tracts of farmland to large-scale single family home construction that may accompany the economic growth.
Bus| August 15, 2013

Report: Transit draws crowds, cash, to cities

Paper shows that public transit produces “agglomeration,” or, more people gathering in the same space, which draws more jobs, higher wages and economic productivity. The hidden economic value of a city’s transit system could be worth $1.5 million to $1.8 billion annually.
Bus| June 6, 2013

Blog: How a ‘red-state’ city became a transit leader

Salt Lake City, located in a conservative state, is the only city in the country currently building light rail, bus rapid transit, streetcars and commuter rail simultaneously. The lesson that other cities can learn from the city is to design a transit plan based on what people value about where they live.
Accessibility| December 7, 2012

FTA releases $15.5M for tribal transit

Seventy-two American Indian and Alaska Native tribes will receive a share of the funds. In particular, the Morongo Band of Mission Indians will receive $158,999 to purchase a vehicle to launch a new dial-a-ride transit service, and the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians will receive $25,000 for a transportation planning study.
Rail| September 6, 2012

Tampa, Fla. streetcar plan delays city subsidies

Transit planners revised the long-term financial plan, with service maintained at its current level until 2020. Plan projects a required subsidy of $168,000 beginning in 2020.
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