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

On Sep 29, 2020
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A multi-billion dollar public transport plan is how the Green Party aims to reduce emissions and congestion if elected.

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On Sep 29, 2020
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RT @geoffsimmonz: The Greens used to argue that transport spending should go where the return is greatest. Now they have dived head first into the transport budget pork barrel. https://t.co/lBX9kt988z
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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.

Looking back: Light rail in Christchurch – “Bob’s folly” or missed opportunity?

Looking back: Light rail in Christchurch – “Bob’s folly” or missed opportunity?

Light rail was proposed by the Christchurch City Council – and then mayor Bob Parker – in 2011 as part of the Draft City Plan, the centrepiece recovery plan for the city following the 2…

National's transport plan: It's big, but will it 'smash' Auckland's jams?

National's transport plan: It's big, but will it 'smash' Auckland's jams?

ANALYSIS: Auckland could get a cross-harbour tunnel sooner than expected, but it may lose its voice in the process.

Openings and Construction Starts Planned for 2019

Openings and Construction Starts Planned for 2019

89 transit projects under construction in North America. 830 miles. $91 billion.

National’s ‘blast from the past’ approach to rapid transit

National’s ‘blast from the past’ approach to rapid transit

While in general What’s important for rapid transit is not the specific mode but that the various routes come together to form a coherent network. The RTN map was originally introduced in ...

Why It's So Expensive to Build Urban Rail in the U.S.

Why It's So Expensive to Build Urban Rail in the U.S.

Most developed countries can build subways and light rail at a reasonable cost. Not the United States.

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.

MTA launches Triboro RX feasibility study, 24 years after the initial RPA proposal

MTA launches Triboro RX feasibility study, 24 years after the initial RPA proposal

Nearly two and a half decades after the Regional Plan Association first proposed a circumferential subway route, the Triboro RX moved one small step closer to reality this week as…

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.”

Wednesday’s Headlines

Wednesday’s Headlines

The Transportation Research Board’s 99th Annual Meeting will be held in Washington, D.C. from Jan. 12-16, 2020. Click here for more information. Happy new year! With 2019 in the rear-view ...

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 ...