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Worcester opens new bus hub

In Other Cities, Transportation by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Photo from Worcester Telegram & Gazette Worcester, Mass. has opened their new bus hub at the city’s Union Station. The hub connects local WRTA buses to intercity buses, Amtrak, and MBTA commuter rail and features real time electronic bus information, covered bike parking, and charging stations for the agency’s new electric buses. See more information on the USDOT Fast Lane …

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In Seattle, Amazon plans to buy a streetcar and fund shorter headways

In Like/Dislike, Other Cities, Transportation by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

Seattle Streetcar, image ericnvntr The Seattle Transit Blog reports that Amazon.com, which is building a shiny new headquarters complex in Downtown Seattle, plans to buy that city a new streetcar vehicle for service on an existing line and provide funding for shorter headway service. The overall proposal includes $5.5 million of support for the Seattle Streetcar. This funding will allow …

Video: Venice in a day

In Other Cities, Video by Jef Nickerson1 Comment

We should probably take notes for when sea level rise overwhelms our Hurricane Barrier’s capacity to hold back the sea. I recommend taking advantage of the “Full Screen” option.

STREETFILMS: Medellí­n: Colombia’s Sustainable Transport Capital

In Other Cities, Transportation, Video by Greater City Providence3 Comments

For many who have heard of Medellín, Colombia, the name brings to mind the drug-related violence of the 1980s and 1990s, when it was often described as the most dangerous city in the world. Over the last decade, Medellín has worked hard to change its image. The local government is investing in education and social programs, and the city recognizes …