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Sunday Open Thread: Rapid Transit in 1964

A General Electric promotional film touting the benefits of rapid transit featuring scenes from various cities including Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New York, and Toronto, with a look ahead to San Francisco’s rapid transit project now known as BART.

A new micro moon is found in the Outer Darkness beyond Pluto

In the dark recesses of the outer Solar System, an almost invisible micro-moon has been found orbiting a bright-ish dwarf planet

Seattle Tidbits from the Metro LRP

This past Monday, Zach introduced STB riders to Metro’s new Long Range Plan.  The plan sets forth an ambitious series of large-scale goals for Metro. Most prominently, it brings truly frequent service (15 minutes or better, daytime and early evenings) within a 10-minute walk of 70 percent of King County residents.  While the plan is considerably […]

Off to 'Vator Fan

I'm heading out early tomorrow morning to photograph around 24 grain elevators... another long day, much like my northern Manitoba trip last summer.This should knock all but one grain elevator off my list of remaining elevators. That...Show More Summary

Service Diversions 04-29-16

I have just updated the Service Diversions for the weekend & through the end of next week. Make sure to follow @TransitBlogger on Twitter as I am using it more often. Also if you are into indie music make sure to follow @IndMusicReview & @SurgeFM! xoxo Transit Blogger

Pre-botched #freetransit now in Mexico City to prove it doesn't work

Univision: "To begin with, the action only lasts for three months. Although work superbly, encouraging many more people to ride public transportation, it will be completed at the end of June and everything will be as before. Three months is not enough to create new habits in public transport, or to solve the problem of pollution time."Good idea. Show More Summary

MN: Metro Transit Breaks Ground on Red Line Bus Stop in Eagan

April 29--Construction will begin soon on a Cedar Avenue bus-rapid-transit stop in Eagan that will shave several minutes off trips along the corridor. Red Line buses now must exit the freeway and wind through several local streets to get t

IL: Connect Transit Nearing Uber Pact to Cover Outlying Areas

April 28--BLOOMINGTON -- Residents and visitors of Danbury Court, Ironwood Gardens and other areas likely to lose Connect Transit bus service this fall could have an unlikely savior. The Bloomington-Normal public transit company is close t

News Roundup: Embrace the Changes

SDOT “four to five years away” (!) from really getting started at Mt. Baker Station. Embrace the changes ($) coming to the U-District. Commercial flights coming to Paine Field in 2017? What are Scott Kubly’s prospects? Seattle applies for federal grant ($) for Lander St. overpass. Cascade Bicycle Club wants more ST3 funds for bike […]

BALTO CONTROLLER Secondary Injection Test Set for DC Protection Systems

The BALTO CONTROLLER with the present extension can be used in stand-alone mode and in conjunction with STEVO Electric's series of modular DC current generators in the range of 3,000A-30,000A and 4,000A-40,000A.

cPCI Voltage Converters

The PCB converter series has been developed for Railway signal (stationary) and rolling stock applications. To find out more, download this free white paper.

NC: Charlotte's Streetcar Getting a Serious Makeover

April 27--The city of Charlotte is moving ahead with plans to replace its replica trolleys with modern, sleek streetcars, and is reviewing proposals from three manufacturers. Charlotte's streetcar operates today with three replica cars bui

MN: Red Line Bus Service, Which Links MOA to South Suburbs, to Get $15M Tune-Up

April 28--The nearly three-year-old Red Line, the Twin Cities' first bus-rapid transit line that links the Mall of America to the southern suburbs, is about to get a much-needed tune-up. On Thursday, officials will break ground on construc

CA: Cabrillo Students Vote on Mandatory $40 Transportation Fee

April 28--APTOS -- Cabrillo College students have until Friday at noon to vote on a proposed amendment to their constitution, which would implement a $40 per semester mandatory Santa Cruz Metro bus fee. The fee would provide each student w

CA: Mayor Faulconer to Oppose SANDAG Tax Hike

April 28--Under pressure from environmental groups, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer plans to oppose a controversial countywide tax increase proposal Friday -- when a pivotal vote will be taken. The mayor intends to show up at Friday's boar

WA: Sound Transit Approves Plan to Turn Puyallup Eagles Building into Parking Garage

April 29--People who ride the Sounder commuter train from Puyallup won some much-needed station improvements Thursday, including increased parking, but the new amenities will come at the expense of Eagles Aerie No. 2308. The Sound Transit

SC: Hilton Head Shuttle Pilot Program Could Focus on Island Employees

April 28--In an effort to reduce traffic around Sea Pines Circle, Hilton Head Island officials are working on plans for a new trolley service that would shuttle riders around the circle and Coligny Beach area. The first passengers of the p

TN: City Budget Panel Approves Funds for Radio, MATA Bus Replacement

April 28--The Memphis Police Department has budgeted as much as $85 million for new radios, with about 39 percent of that cost being paid by Shelby County, money some City Council members want to be sure the county pays. As city budget hea

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