Category Archives: streetcar

>Streetcar on the “Honor System”

> Like most other rail street transit systems in the world, the DC streetcar should be on the honor system.  This system requires passengers riding the streetcar to have proof that their current ride is paid for, but does not … Continue reading

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>Observations on Philadelphia

> To escape the masses for Inauguration and to take a rare family trip, we went to Philadelphia for the 4-day weekend.  Here are some of the things I noticed on my trip: If you’re used to DC’s megablocks, the … Continue reading

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>2008 Metrobus Performance Report

> I recently received the Metrobus Performance Report for 2008.  It’s available here (PDF – main sheet) or here (entire collection as Excel).  As expected, a lot of the same lines are listed among the worst performers as in 2007.  … Continue reading

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>Bombardier premiers contactless, no-wires light rail power system

> Bombardier, the manufacturer of Flexity light rail vehicles, just announced and demonstrated a new power system for light rail vehicles that doesn’t have an overhead wire, called PRIMOVE.  Additionally, the power system transfers energy by induction, so no electrical … Continue reading

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>Ridership Data for H Street Line (X2)

> By popular demand and to aid in understanding any Streetcar development, I did the same ridership presentation for the H Street line (X2).  The data is for westbound weekday traffic.  I improved the presentation somewhat: Color coding makes more … Continue reading

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>Transit Tourism – Santa Cruz, San Jose, San Francisco

> IMG_1329Originally uploaded by infosnackhq I’ve got a new photostream of my transit tourism in California here. I haven’t used Flickr much yet so I’m still getting the hang of adding descriptions and comments.

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>Transit Scheduling

>Because I’ve been busy working on a future post about parking, I’m going to throw up a link before I’ve even read it: The Transportation Research Board paper on transit scheduling

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