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Talking Transit: Development Impact Fees
  • 2/24/2012
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Talking Transit: Financing Transit with Special Assessment
  • 2/3/2012
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Fourteen percent of Washington, D.C.’s Metrorail line extension to Dulles Airport will be funded through a voluntary special assessment on business and industrial property owners. Innovative Financing for Transit: Special Assessment Construction of the Dulles…
Talking Transit: Funding Transit with TIFs
  • 1/13/2012
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San Francisco Transbay Terminal’s 5.4-acre rooftop park will include a 1,000-foot-long fountain with water jets triggered by the movement of the buses below. Funding Transit with TIFs A rendering of the rooftop park of San Francisco's Transbay Transit Center. Tax…
Talking Transit: CTA and Metra bring holiday cheer to Chicago
  • 12/9/2011
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The Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) Holiday Train delivers 300 food baskets to community organizations throughout the city of Chicago. Santa rides the CTA! Photo: Devyn Caldwell The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) continues its traditional Holiday Train this…
Talking Transit: Pre-Tax Transit Benefits
  • 11/18/2011
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If Congress does not vote by year’s end to maintain the existing pre-tax transit benefit, workers who commute via rail and bus will be hit with a tax increase beginning in January. Photo credit: John Walker In 2009, Congress increased the maximum amount an individual…
Talking Transit: Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • 10/28/2011
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New York City commuters can pay subway and bus fares with a tap of their Smartphone. Hong Kong's Octopus transit smartcard works throughout the city's various transit systems, and can even be used to pay at convenience stores. Photo by Chris Humphrey Improving…
Talking Transit: Riders want BRT in King County
  • 10/7/2011
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Ridership on King County, Wash.’s first BRT line increased more than 30 percent over the “regular” route it replaced. King County, Wash.’s new RapidRide Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service proves, once again, that when BRT replaces “regular”…
Talking Transit: U-Pass gets students moving
  • 9/16/2011
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In Chicago, 138,000 college and university students ride transit with a U-Pass. It's back to school season, and for many students studying in Chicago, transportation is a major consideration. An estimated 138,000 college and university students currently hold a U-Pass: a…
Talking Transit: Chicago: Let’s do BRT and let’s get it right
  • 8/26/2011
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TransMilenio – Bogotá, Colombia’s, bus rapid transit system – carries 1.4 million riders a day and has reduced travel times in Bogotá by 32 percent and emissions by 40 percent. Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is a star among the constellation of…
Talking Transit: New CTA rail fleet in operation
  • 8/5/2011
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CTA’s new energy-efficient trains return energy to the rail for reuse. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) just purchased 406 new Bombardier 5000 Series rapid transit cars for all eight rail lines. The new cars will first be used on the Red Line—the busiest in…

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