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Photo (cc) Joe Shlabotnik The Transport Politic: As the U.S. Presidential Election Begins in Earnest, a Study in Contrasts What is obvious is that Mr. Ryan has a dramatically different view of the role of government than President Obama; indeed, his perspective on that which Washington should be concerned is a deep expression of the conservative movement’s success in pushing …

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MAX train and bus in Portland, OR. Photo (cc) TriMet. The Atlantic Cities: Can Light Rail Carry a City’s Transit System? We often think of light rail as a single component of a larger transit system, but if it’s done right it can just as soon serve as the foundation. Since 1981 a dozen American cities have built light rail …

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If you’re on Twitter or Facebook and live in Providence, then you’ve seen this story posted a thousand times already today, if you’re not, then here you go: The New York Times: 36 Hours in Providence, R.I. Providence’s grit and obscurity make it easy to underestimate. On the verge of bankruptcy, with a former mayor who served four years in …

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Transportation for America: Newly approved transportation bill is a clear step backwards Unfortunately, this final bill moves closer to the House’s disastrous HR7, which was too contentious and unpopular to garner enough votes to pass. This final negotiated bill has been called a “compromise,” but it’s really a substantial capitulation in the face of threats by the House to include …

Streetcars: The train station is out, but that’s OK

In Metro Transit Study, RIPTA, Transportation by Jef Nickerson30 Comments

The latest Core Connector (Streetcar) study document can be found here. [.pdf] The main question that has been at issue with the Core Connector alignment is how to serve both the train station and College Hill at the northern end while maintain frequent service between those points and the Hospital District at the southern. If northbound trains split with every …

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Yankees (parking garage) suck!, Amtrak looks for private investment in Northeast Corridor, corner markets, and more in today’s News & Notes.

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There’s no there there at the Greenway, Megabus to Cape Cod, porous streets in Philadelphia, and more in today’s News & Notes.

Providence Core Connector Study Survey

In Events, Metro Transit Study, RIPTA, Transportation by Greater City Providence1 Comment

The Providence Core Connector Study is seeking input from those who live, work, visit, or go to school in downtown Providence, College Hill, and Upper South Providence. A brief survey is available through May 13th. If you have a moment, please take a few minutes to complete this survey about your travel patterns and current and potential transit usage. The …