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Public transportation systems in the United States gained passengers over the second and third quarters of 2019. But the boost came from two large cities.

https://www.citylab.com/transportati...nyc-dc/604846/

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Nokia to trial 5G in Hamburg S-Bahn automation programme

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- DB Netz has selected Nokia to trial what the telecoms group calls the first ‘standalone 5G system for automated rail operation’. The trials will form part of DB’s programme to automate part of the Hamburg S-Bahn, which it is undertaking in partnership with Siemens. The €60m project aims to have four trains operating automatically on a 23 km section of Route 21 between Berliner Tor, Bergedorf and Aumühle by the time the city hosts the World Congress for Intelligent Transport Systems in October 2021.

- A driver would be retained, but would only intervene in the event of irregularities. Trains would also operate unattended for around 1 000 m when entering and leaving a siding near Bergedorf station. The proof of concept will test whether 5G technology is mature enough to serve as ‘the connectivity layer for future digital railway operations’, Nokia says. Under the pan-industry Future Railway Mobile Communications System programme, 5G has been identified as the most likely successor to the GSM-R technology widely used today.

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Public transportation systems in the United States gained passengers over the second and third quarters of 2019. But the boost came from two large cities.

https://www.citylab.com/transportati...nyc-dc/604846/

What happened to Philly?
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Car-Dependency Makes City Life Too Expensive

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- When you factor in transportation, Detroiters pay more of their income to meet their basic needs than New Yorkers do. --- That’s the takeaway from a new report from the Citizens Budget Commission that looked at median combined housing and transportation costs as a percentage of area median income, instead of housing costs alone. When it comes to that expanded affordability metric, transit-rich, but housing-dear New York City actually ranks as the eighth most affordable metro among 20 peer cities. The Center for Neighborhood Technology says spending 45 percent of your household income on housing and transportation combined is a good rule of thumb; New Yorkers are paying just a touch more, at 45.3 percent.

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What happened to Philly?
My best guess is that it's the ongoing fall in bus ridership compounded by the fact that something seems to be very wrong with the Market-Frankford Subway Elevated that SEPTA isn't really talking about. I've noticed significant complaints about the reliability of the line recently, but is hasn't rated much official comment. The most recent reports on a widespread problem are defects in the M4 carbody bolsters from 2017.
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Pardon my ignorance but are the JR lines listed as well? From what I remember the actual Tokyo subway was 1 part of the heavy rail system (and I think a smaller part?)
Please excuse me for not logging on here for such a long time.
The J.R. lines are trains, not subway lines, even though two of them through-run onto Tokyo Metro. The map also does not reflect the other private train operators who through-run onto a Tokyo Metro or Toei subway line; e.g.: Tokyu, Keikyu, Odakyu, Keio, Seibu, Tobu, Keisei, Toyo.
Therefore, the illustration, while impressive, ultimately does not convey the correct penetration of Tokyo's public transportation system(s).
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Guangzhou Rail Transit Plan Includes 150 MPH Metro Lines

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- In a quest to achieve an 80 percent share of the regional transport market, the Guangzhou municipal government is proposing a 15-year project that will dramatically expand both the extent and the speed of the world’s third-largest metro system. According to a Railway Gazette International story, the plan calls for new lines in three categories: regular metro, “express metro” and “high-speed metro.” --- Trains in that last system would run at speeds currently seen on only high-speed intercity trains at present: 250 km/h (155 mph). The plan includes three such lines, one of which would stretch 81.7 km (50.8 miles) from Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City station to Nansha, with seven stations; the other two lines would serve the Guangzhou airport and connect the city center with Conghua. --- The proposed “express metro” lines will also run at speeds not yet seen on rapid transit lines: 160 km/h (99 mph). Work on the first two of these is already underway: Line 18, a nine-station line that will run 65.3 km (40.6 miles) from Guangzhou Dong Railway Station to Wanqingsha, and Line 22, a 31-km (19.3-mile), 10-station line running from Bai’etan to Wanqingsha. When the proposed network is complete, travel times between cities in the Guangzhou-Hong Kong-Greater Macao Bay region will be no longer than 60 minutes.

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2020 U.S. Transportation Climate Impact Index --- RANKING THE TOP 100 METRO AREAS IN THE UNITED STATES

https://www.streetlightdata.com/2020...-impact-index/

1. New York-Newark-Jersey City

2. San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward

3. Madison, WI

4. Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington

5. Boston-Cambridge-Newton

6. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara

7. Des Moines-West Des Moines

8. Lancaster, PA

9. New Haven-Milford

10. Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls
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https://usa.streetsblog.org/2020/01/...too-expensive/
I skimmed through this article and will read the full thing tomorrow but basically what I understand from it is it is trying to say someone has a higher cost of living in Houston than NYC with costs of transportation factored in. Though the article uses these terms like "percent of income to meet basic needs" that makes affordability measures easy to spin, it still shows extreme bias on their part and is clear what they are trying to insinuate. I am not sure I have ever read something so ridiculous. The RE/T groups just have no limits on their insanity.
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I skimmed through this article and will read the full thing tomorrow but basically what I understand from it is it is trying to say someone has a higher cost of living in Houston than NYC with costs of transportation factored in. Though the article uses these terms like "percent of income to meet basic needs" that makes affordability measures easy to spin, it still shows extreme bias on their part and is clear what they are trying to insinuate. I am not sure I have ever read something so ridiculous. The RE/T groups just have no limits on their insanity.
This article has been contentious. It might be worthwhile to also read this critique of the article, although there might be reason to regard the critque as being to some extent ideologically, not factually or analytically motivated.
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This article has been contentious. It might be worthwhile to also read this critique of the article, although there might be reason to regard the critque as being to some extent ideologically, not factually or analytically motivated.
Great article and thank you for sharing it. The first point made point made here

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If we compare desirable central areas with the best jobs access, however, then Houston looks much better. Montrose, for instance, is a hip neighborhood nearly adjacent to downtown Houston and only a few miles from Houston’s most important secondary job centers. An average one-bedroom apartment rents for $1,325 per month, according to Zillow. In Brooklyn Heights, an analogous neighborhood in New York—Times Square is a 23-minute subway ride away—one-bedroom rents average almost $3,274 per month.
debunking the narrative behind the paragraph preceding this one is something this article does well. Perhaps a better perspective is offered rather than outright dismissing the Streetsblog article. I shy away from browsing through Streetsblog or Citlab though I will read their articles when posted. Vox is bad enough but I can tolerate them.

The information presented by Streetsblog here is extremely disingenuous and one sided.
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if its good enough for ufo’s and moving pyramids, maybe we could use it for transit — a great explanation of quantum locking:


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the human traffic jam — pretty funny:


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How better bus lanes can fix everyone’s commute

https://www.curbed.com/2020/1/23/210...usway-car-free

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- It was supposed to lead to a “carpocolypse.” The 14th Street Busway, a long-delayed pilot program in New York City to expedite service by creating bus-only lanes on a major east-west street in the lower half of Manhattan, was predicted to be a disaster for drivers. --- Ever since the new thoroughfare was opened in mid-October, with red paint clearly marking lanes as bus-only, reports have shown that the new busway not only met its goal of making bus travel faster—9.7 minutes for the entire route, according to a city analysis released in December—but it also had minimal impact on car trips. Surrounding streets saw trips increase by 3.5 minutes at most.

- The 14th Street Busway in New York City is a great case study in why drivers shouldn’t fight funding for transit—but should support it for their own good. Traditionally, transportation politics at a local level has been viewed as a zero-sum game; giving space to cyclists or other car-free means of transportation results in less room for drivers and longer trips, which many believe will bring more painful commutes. --- But the Busway’s early success suggests that’s the wrong framework for evaluation. Investing in better transit creates a virtuous cycle that can help everybody’s commute. Better and speedier transit options mean more people ride in densely packed buses, meaning fewer cars on the road, resulting in faster drive times, even for those who still take a car to work.

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