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Transport: Transit Wiki, Richmond VA Transit Network Plans, Driving Down & Highway Spending Up, Speeding Seattle Transit Studies

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Transit Wiki for Information Sharing 

Human Transit

 

I've recently learned of a new resource for sharing knowledge and best practices related to transit planning: transitwiki.org.


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Richmond VA Plans New Transit Network 

Greater Greater Washington

 

Richmond has the bones of a good city. It's small, with only a million people in its whole metro area, but it has a relatively large downtown and some very high-quality urban neighborhoods.


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Wisconsin: Driving Down, Highway Spending Up 

DC Streetsblog

 

Young people are driving less. Baby boomers are driving less. Americans in general are driving less.


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Seattle Mayor Wants to Speed Transit Studies 

The Stranger Slog, via: Robert Cruikshank

 

At a press conference today in Fremont, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn proposed $800,000 in supplemental budget spending to accelerate planning of two transportation projects.


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Is 7 Extension to New Jersey Back On? 

Transportation Nation

 

The Bloomberg Administration is saying it's still a good idea to extend the 7 subway train from the west side of Manhattan to a major transit hub in Secaucus, New Jersey.


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Decision on East Link Cost Savings Near in Bellevue 

Seattle Transit Blog

 

By the end of April, an important milestone in the East Link saga will be complete.


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Rockefeller Foundation Supports BRT in Four Cities 

Rockefeller Foundation

 

The Rockefeller Foundation today announced a $1.2M, four-city project to support local efforts to build Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems in Boston, Chicago, Nashville and Pittsburgh.


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A Post Taxi Medallion World 

Techsportation

 

The priceonomics blog has a great post on traditional taxis (medallion-based systems) vs new ridesharing startups (technology-based systems like Sidecar, Lyft, Uber and Instantcab).


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Shanghai Plans for 800KM (500M) of Tramways in Outer Districts 

Global Times

 

The city government plans to build up to 800 kilometers of electric streetcar lines in the city's outer districts, local media reported Wednesday.


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East Twin Cities Trying to Catch Up with Transit Expansion 

Minnesota Public Radio

 

State lawmakers will announce proposals later this week to help pay for expanding mass transit in the Twin Cities.


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