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Public Transport December 2011 Archive

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Review of Human Transit by Jarrett Walker Now Available

Wednesday December 28, 2011
Jarrett Walker, notable public transportation consultant and author of the blog Human Transit , has recently published his first book, also called Human Transit , and I ... Read More

Review of My Kind of Transit Now Available

Monday December 19, 2011
My review of My Kind of Transit by Darrin Nordahl is now available. While it has some good ideas, Nordahl's book ... Read More

Fare Payment Systems: A Primer

Thursday December 15, 2011
Although the transit industry tends to lag behind others technologically, there is one area where it literally pays to keep up with the times: fare collection. While fares ... Read More

The Importance of Good Bus-Rail Interfaces

Monday December 12, 2011
While many transit systems are building light rail lines, any one light rail line can only serve a small part of the service area. Buses will continue to ... Read More

New York City Transit Pictures Now Available

Sunday December 11, 2011
I have finally gotten around to uploading the pictures of New York City transit I took on my visit there in late October, and they turned out ... Read More

FY12 Federal Transit Spending Set

Sunday December 11, 2011
Federal transit spending for FY12 has now been determined , and, as it mostly makes no changes to existing federal transit spending (with notable exceptions, check out the ... Read More

Transit Advocacy Groups

Saturday December 10, 2011
So you don't work in transit but you like it - at least you like it enough to read what I write on this site. You lament what ... Read More

The Green-Passenger

Monday December 5, 2011
The Green-Passenger is a new kind of transit passenger - one who chooses to be car-less by choice. Learn more about the green-passenger and how transit agencies ... Read More

Improvements to Commuter Train Safety Since 2008

Monday December 5, 2011
The Metrolink commuter train crash in suburban Los Angeles was horrific: eighteen people were killed and many more were injured. As you may expect, the crash resulted in ... Read More

Third Part of My Review of the California High Speed Rail Business Plan Now Available

Friday December 2, 2011
The third part of my review of the California High Speed Rail Business Plan is now available . This latest article examines the phasing of the project. ... Read More

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