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The German Way of Building Rapid Transit

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Continuing my series on different traditions of building urban rapid transit, today it’s time for Germany and Austria, following the posts on the US, the Soviet bloc, Britain, and France. Ger…

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The German Way of Building Rapid Transit

The German Way of Building Rapid Transit

Continuing my series on different traditions of building urban rapid transit, today it’s time for Germany and Austria, following the posts on the US, the Soviet bloc, Britain, and France. ...

Rapid transit – some observations about mode choice decision making

Rapid transit – some observations about mode choice decision making

This article first appeared on TraNZport and is republished with permission. The road to the mode… There are two distinct problems that crop up every time I talk to someone about rapid ...

A Vision for the Dan Patch Corridor

A Vision for the Dan Patch Corridor

Last year I posted about the potential for regional rail in the Twin Cities and Minnesota, and for this post I’ll be focusing on a route that has been of interest to me for over a decade; ...

Can commuter rail save our suburbs?

Can commuter rail save our suburbs?

As new urban transit lines expand, dense development near stations tries to reinvigorate car-centric communities.

From Berlin, to Budapest, to the world

From Berlin, to Budapest, to the world

Siemens has been a pioneer in electromobility on rails since 1879, and has been building modern, high-performance mass transit systems since 1881.

How America Killed Transit

How America Killed Transit

Streetcar, bus, and metro systems have been ignoring one lesson for 100 years: Service drives demand.

New trains for Berlin's S-Bahn

New trains for Berlin's S-Bahn

In the picture from left to right: Peter Buchner, Managing Director of S-Bahn Berlin GmbH; Christian Gaebler, Head of Senate Chancellery of the federal state of Berlin; Susanne Henckel, ...

Work Begins on Boston Regional Rail Expansion Project

Work Begins on Boston Regional Rail Expansion Project

And electric double-decker buses make their debut in London and more in this week's New Starts.

How MARC commuter trains could become premier urban transit

How MARC commuter trains could become premier urban transit

With the Red Line off the table, there is not a single new rail line in the next six year transportation plan ( CTP ) for the Baltimore regi...

The best and worst cities in America for public transportation, according to an urban planner

The best and worst cities in America for public transportation, according to an urban planner

Urban planner Christof Spieler tells us what cities are doing right and wrong.

Behind the controversial $7.1B plan to transform transit in Austin, TX

Behind the controversial $7.1B plan to transform transit in Austin, TX

Voters will soon decide on a ballot initiative to fund a comprehensive transit revamp dubbed Project Connect. Opponents call the plan a "costly burden."

Greens plan to connect provinces, major cities via rapid passenger rail

Greens plan to connect provinces, major cities via rapid passenger rail

A multi-billion dollar public transport plan is how the Green Party aims to reduce emissions and congestion if elected.

About the author(s)

About the author(s)

Mass transit is expensive and complicated. Here is how to spend money better.

We Spent 20 Years and $130 Million on Light Rail. Then Duke Decided It Was Inconvenient.

We Spent 20 Years and $130 Million on Light Rail. Then Duke Decided It Was Inconvenient.

“I’m convinced they did not try to kill this light rail project because of all the things they mentioned. They did not want this project for some reason.”

Wellington Light Rail

Wellington Light Rail

The other day there was an article in the Dominion Post about the Wellington Light Rail proposal. Specifically it was concerned with explaining how light rail would work in the city, ...