Getting Around Boston – the T Subway System

T is the 20th letter of the English alphabet.  It’s a seemingly innocuous letter.  But in Boston, you better know that T refers to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA).  T is just so much simpler and faster to say. During most of my stay in Boston, I was at a conference for work.  We were staying at the Marriott Copley Place Boston .  It … Continue reading Getting Around Boston – the T Subway System

RapidRide – bus rapid transit for Seattle area

RapidRide promises better bus service >> Seattle PI. Bus Rapid Transit seems to making it’s way into the Seattle area.  The new A-Line service pictured above will run limited-stop service from Federal Way in the south along Pac Highway and International Boulevard South to the Tukwila Light Rail Station.  It will provide more frequent service during rush hour with limited stops.  It will be similar … Continue reading RapidRide – bus rapid transit for Seattle area

Rapid transit for Surrey

Metro Vancouver pushes rapid transit for Surrey, not UBC — Vancouver Sun. Put this under the category of “not a new idea.”  Most people who have followed urban development in Metro Vancouver know that Surrey is the fastest growing city in the Metro region and that it’s transit system is woefully inadequate. Whenever we talk about transit South of the Fraser, a lot of people … Continue reading Rapid transit for Surrey

UBC Broadway Debate

TransLink started their newest consultation last week.  The UBC – Broadway corridor has been studied to death over the past 20 years, but here’s our latest manifestation. TransLink has opened up their Be Part of the Plan website to comments and feedback.  They have provided 6 alternatives showing 6 basic routing options with a mix of 3-4 four different technology options.  Check out their Alternatives … Continue reading UBC Broadway Debate

Streetfilms » Curitiba’s BRT: Inspired Bus Rapid Transit Around the World

Streetfilms » Curitiba’s BRT: Inspired Bus Rapid Transit Around the World. More on cheaper alternatives to the personal automobile and subways.  Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) are two great ideas that can fill the gap when money is tight and creativity is high on the part of planners. A lot of the people in the video are talking about how transportation … Continue reading Streetfilms » Curitiba’s BRT: Inspired Bus Rapid Transit Around the World