Category: Subways

Let’s Talk About Intermodal Transportation

For those of you who do not know, intermodal transportation is transportation that covers multiple modes of transport…bus, train, plane.

It is a significantly overlooked part of the bigger transportation picture. Why can’t plane connect to train or connect to bus? Most cities don’t look at these things…

Insufficient Regulation of DC Metro

The Washington Post reported yesterday on followups to the issues raised by the DC Metro Accident in June. Specifically, government oversight. While the federal government regulate the safe operation of buses, Amtrak, airplanes, and ferries, it cedes subway oversight to local panels.

NYC Mayor Calls for Transit Improvements

Mayor Mike Bloomberg, despite having no significant influence over the MTA, which runs city trains and buses, and is a state agency, has called for a variety of different transit improvements as part of his reelection platform.

Google Transit Maps for Boston Unveiled

On Thursday, Google Maps announced the MBTA, the Boston Transit system, would now appear on Google Maps. This includes commuter rail, subway, bus and ferry schedules. We think this is wonderful. Anything that adds to the ability of riders to take public transportation is a good thing. But not everyone is happy…

Transportation Infrastructure is Too Old

The New York Times reports that federal data shows that many cities are using outdated equipment. The issue was picked up recently due to the Washington DC Metro crash that left nine dead and many more injured.