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Learning from Los Angeles

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit Los Angeles for the first time on a business trip. The vast majority of my transit-related expertise so far has been from transit systems that I’ve experienced first-hand, particularly in Chicago and along the East Coast. From that perspective, Los Angeles had never spent much […]

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Transit 101: Intercity Rail and High-Speed Rail

Transit 101 is an occasional series that will focus on the history and technology of modern-day public transit systems. The current topic is a primer on the various modes of rail transit. Part I:¬†Streetcars and Interurbans Part II: Heavy Rail and Light Rail Part III: Commuter Rail Part IV: Intercity Rail and High-Speed Rail Previous […]

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Transit 101: Commuter Rail

Transit 101 is an occasional series that will focus on the history and technology of modern-day public transit systems. The current topic is a primer on the various modes of rail transit. Part I:¬†Streetcars and Interurbans Part II: Heavy Rail and Light Rail Part III: Commuter Rail Part IV: Intercity Rail and High-Speed Rail The […]

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Transit 101: Heavy Rail and Light Rail

Transit 101 is an occasional series that will focus on the history and technology of modern-day public transit systems. The current topic is a primer on the various modes of rail transit. Part I: Streetcars and Interurbans Part II: Heavy Rail and Light Rail Part III: Commuter Rail Part IV: Intercity Rail and High-Speed Rail […]

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Transit 101: Streetcars and Interurbans

Welcome to Transit 101. In this first article of the series, we will explore the history and technical aspects of one of the most basic forms of rail transit, the streetcar and interurban, and by the end of the week, we will have worked our way up to high-speed trains that can traverse hundreds of miles in a matter of minutes.

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New Subway Cars Arrive in NYC

New York City’s Gothamist recently ran some photos of the new R160-series subway cars being assembled and shipped to the city: While old subway cars becoming¬†reefs for the life aquatic is well documented, it seems less frequent that we get to witness new subway cars arriving for us humans to use. But look at this, […]

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