Montreal’s rapid transit set to double

I just saw a very impressive plan to expand Montreal’s rapid transit system. The new elevated rapid transit line, similar to Vancouver’s SkyTrain design will almost double the rapid transit available in the Montreal region. In fact, it will likely become North America’s longest elevated rail line when it comes to fruition.

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Opening and Construction Starts Planned for 2012 « The Transport Politic

Opening and Construction Starts Planned for 2012 « The Transport Politic. The Transport Politic is one of my favourite blogs to follow.  Most of what he covers is about the United States since he’s based there.  Also, he provides what seems to be an inside look at the financing side of transportation projects across North America.  He’s just released his newest graphic/map for 2012.  It’s … Continue reading Opening and Construction Starts Planned for 2012 « The Transport Politic

How high speed rail has revived small town Spain | Planning Pool

How high speed rail has revived small town Spain | Planning Pool. Here’s more on high speed rail.  If rail were to become part of the Pacific Northwest landscape, it could change the way smaller towns compete economically. The Wall Street Journal printed an article last Monday about the success of the Spanish high speed passenger rail network, named AVE (meaning both Spanish high speed … Continue reading How high speed rail has revived small town Spain | Planning Pool

Enhanced bus service in Montreal

Montreal Gazette I couldn’t help admire the ingenuity of this idea by Montreal’s Metropolitan Transit Authority, which I assume is La Société de Transport de Montréal (STM).  They started a new bus service with real services. Oddly, or perhaps not so oddly, much of the grumbling from other transit services and from unionized employees in the sector, seems to focus on the fact that these … Continue reading Enhanced bus service in Montreal