Today, Richmond gets a new bus network and a new BRT line named the Pulse.
A look at a unique automated transit system that represents an idea people have proposed from time to time but never became mainstream.
To put Hong Kong in perspective, imagine the entire population of the state of Washington in a territory slightly larger than King County’s urban area of which less than 25% is developed.
Tomorrow, Capital Metro in Austin launches a Houston-style network restructure they call Cap Remap that streamlines routes and expands frequent service to more of the city.
BART extended further east this weekend using DMUs.
“Trolleybuses…a dying race gradually being pushed from our roads by the deadly diesel.”
Wuppertal has the oldest suspended railway in the world. Here they’re testing new trains in a way unique to the system.
A film documenting the construction of Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway in the 1970s and 1980s.
Explore the interactive documentary from Hervé Cohen that reminds us that beneath the surface, we’re all connected.
TransLink has been undergoing a transit fare review.
A film produced after the TGV‘s first year. The French had self-service ticket vending and seat reservation for its high speed train in 1981!
Fifty years ago this week, February 13, 1968, 50.8% of Greater Seattle voters voted yes to the Forward Thrust rapid transit proposition. The construction of a 49-mile rapid transit system modeled after BART and the Washington Metro needed voters to approve $385 million in general obligation bonds. The remainder of the $1.15 billion cost would be picked up by the federal government. Unfortunately, the state constitution requires a 60% majority to approve such a bond so the measure failed and the rest is history.
But for the sake of this post, let’s assume it did pass and the system got built as planned. What would a Metro map look like? We’ve seen the scans of maps from the plans. What we’ve not seen is how the service would have operated. Here is a diagram I made that presents the Seattle Metro rapid transit system as if it were in operation in 1990, five years after completion of the initial system plan after several phased openings than began in 1976. I wanted to create a map with a 1970s design aesthetic but not clone the style of those iconic transit maps of the era.
Video explaining Translink and the Mayors’ Council 10 Year Plan.
Follow the path of Link tunnels under the UW from Husky Stadium to U District Station.
Spokane’s building a High Performance Transit network.
A panoramic view of the growth that has taken place in Seattle over the last three years using photos from the Space Needle’s PanoCam.
This May, Nashvillians will vote on a transportation plan that includes among many things a three-station downtown transit tunnel shared by rapid buses and light rail trains. Unlike Seattle’s tunnel, it will have all off-board payment.