Transport Politic’s New Transit for 2016

Yonah Freemark has been starting off the New Year with a look at New Transit across North America since 2009. Here’s the 2016 edition. Metro Vancouver’s Evergreen Line would have made this map for 2016. However, the tunneling problems involving sinkholes on roads in and around Clarke Road has delayed the complete of the Evergreen SkyTrain Line until early 2017. For an extremely thorough look … Continue reading Transport Politic’s New Transit for 2016

Fun Subways/Metros of the World Graphic

Here’s a fun not-so-little graphic from the folks at GOOD.  It takes the top five rapid transit systems in the US and compares them to five of the most well-known metro systems in the world.  The American systems have comparable miles of track laid, but don’t have the ridership of other systems worldwide.  It just seems that systems in the US are not able to … Continue reading Fun Subways/Metros of the World Graphic

Americans looking at Canada’s health care system

Health | Myths, truths of Canada’s universal coverage | Seattle Times Newspaper. With Obama’s changes going through the American law making system, there’s a lot of talk in the States about Canada’s universal health care system.  It seems odd to me that we should even have the debate about some sort of universal health care coverage.  However, that’s probably just me because I was born … Continue reading Americans looking at Canada’s health care system