Posts tagged with 'metro'
TheCityFix Picks, September 7: EcoBici Boom, Lagos BRT, Banned Bus Ads
TheCityFix Picks, September 7: EcoBici Boom, Lagos BRT, Banned Bus Ads
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
TheCityFix Picks, August 24: Rainbow Crosswalks, BMW Carsharing, Japanese BRT, Motivational Texting
TheCityFix Picks, August 24: Rainbow Crosswalks, BMW Carsharing, Japanese BRT, Motivational Texting
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Life Sucked Out of the Delhi Metro Express
Life Sucked Out of the Delhi Metro Express
EMBARQ India Urban Transport Associate Umang Jain contributed to this post. On February 23, 2011, India witnessed the launch of the Delhi Airport Metro Express (DAME), a first-of-its-kind metro rail service connecting New Delhi Railway Station (Central Delhi) to Indira ...
"World's Biggest Blackout" Snarls India's Transport Network
"World's Biggest Blackout" Snarls India's Transport Network
More than 600 million people are without power in India, in what is being described as “the world’s biggest blackout.” Cities in 22 of India’s 28 states, including New Delhi, have been affected. As of 1:45 p.m. IST, only 38 megawatts ...
How We Give Directions Is Cultural
How We Give Directions Is Cultural
On my way to my first day working at EMBARQ India’s office in Mumbai, I was given directions that included passing through tunnels, alleys and an empty warehouse. I had to ask myself if certain alleys were actually roads I ...
Friday Fun: Stockholm’s Metro Station Art
Friday Fun: Stockholm’s Metro Station Art
No wonder Stockholm receives some of the highest customer satisfaction scores in all of the world’s public transit services. In addition to placing an emphasis on service, value for money and customer information, Stockholm’s metro system also works to create ...
Open Payment Systems to Ease Transit Commuting
Open Payment Systems to Ease Transit Commuting
Washington, D.C. Metro riders will soon be able to add value to their SmarTrip cards online. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority launched a pilot program in July, testing the idea of online management of SmarTrip cards. Now the pilot ...
Friday Fun: Redesigning Subway Maps
Friday Fun: Redesigning Subway Maps
Washington, D.C. metro officials, in an effort to improve the current metro map, have hired Lance Wyman, the creator of the original map, to reconfigure and tweak his design. The redesign aims to better illustrate the changes in service during ...
Delhi Gets a Metro Line for the Airport
Delhi Gets a Metro Line for the Airport
Umang Jain co-wrote this post. On February 23, India launched the Delhi Airport Metro Express (DAME), a first-of-its-kind metro rail service connecting New Delhi Railway Station (Central Delhi) to Indira Gandhi International Airport. The project has been implemented using a ...
Pune's Metro Rail Moves Forward, Faces Roadblocks Ahead
Pune's Metro Rail Moves Forward, Faces Roadblocks Ahead
The Maharashtra Government approved the Pune Metro Rail a couple of weeks ago, but critics are still concerned about whether or not the project is a suitable solution for Pune’s traffic problems. Last month, the Pune Municipal Corporation’s initial enthusiasm ...
2011 Sustainable Transport Award: Tehran Boasts Major Achievements
2011 Sustainable Transport Award: Tehran Boasts Major Achievements
Tehran, Iran was the second runner-up to this year’s Sustainable Transport Award winner, Guangzhou, China. Event moderator Enrique Peñalosa called the city a model for others because of its aggressive policy aimed to successfully implement a broad set of new transportation options. Tehran ...
All the Stops in Washington, D.C.?
All the Stops in Washington, D.C.?
What can blogging do for the public dialogue on transportation? As we wrote about last week, the localization of blogging leads to available and accessible information in the public sphere, strengthened ties among advocates, experts and citizens, as well as ...
Joint WMATA Governance Review Task Force Met With Frustration
Joint WMATA Governance Review Task Force Met With Frustration
This morning’s Board of Trade/Council of Governments task force meeting to gain public input on Metro governance and best practices was a disappointment, expressed many participants. Here are some of the complaints that resonated among most of the 12 speakers who ...
A Day Without Metro in Madrid
A Day Without Metro in Madrid
Ever wonder what a day without Metro would feel like? Today, Madrileños found out. Lately we’ve talked a lot about U.S. transit agencies’ budget crises. But events in Madrid today are eye opening, showing how transit agencies around the world are ...
Have Ideas for Metro?
Have Ideas for Metro?
Do you have ideas about how to improve Metro? Now’s your chance to talk. On Thursday, July 1, a joint task force run by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) and the Greater Washington Board of Trade has invited the ...
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