SFMTA released a new version of MuniMobile, the app that allows customers to purchase Muni tickets on their cell phones. The new version of the app works like the previous version but provides enhanced trip planning, service alerts and real-time transit predictions.
Expanded Amtrak service linking Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati is a step closer to reality, with the awarding of federal funding to study key metrics of the proposed route.
The 3C+D route is one of four in Ohio selected for key new funding from the federal government for planning and development of expanded passenger rail throughout the United States.
New and expanded service between Cleveland, Toledo and Detroit was also selected for the Federal Railroad Administration’s new corridor development program, according to Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office, which was given advance notification of the funding winners.
Routes linking Columbus to Chicago and Pittsburgh and increased service from Cincinnati to New York City, Chicago and Washington, D.C., also will be awarded $500,000 each to put together a service development plan that will outline the expenses, potential ridership, travel times and other key factors involved in expanded service.
In Detroit, what does useful public transit look like?
Check out BridgeDetroit journalist Malachi Barrett's latest newsletter.
Oh, and should I mention that the majority owner of Newag has initiated a share buyback recently (when the scandal was already brewing in the industry) with the goal to consolidate his ownership and pull the company back from the stock exchange. And now, with all these scandals, he can do it even cheaper, what a coincidence! #kolej #railway #trains #publictransit #publictransportation
#PublicTransit advocates in #Florida are encouraged to complete an interactive survey for the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority Community Bus 🚎 Plan, which aims to transform #PublicTransportation in the county over the next 10 years.
@fuck_cars #AutofreiFL #Orlando #Miami #Tallahassee #Gainesville #Pensacola #Jacksonville #FortLauderdale #CoralSprings #Bengals #FuckCars #WarOnCars #TheWarOnCars #CarBrain #WalkableCities #ClimateCrisis #Jaguars
Man, employers were already pulling BS in 1947. The applicant for trolley motor operator was told he'd have to buy a uniform cap as soon as he was hired and he'd have buy the entire operator uniform by 3 months into the job.
@bhawthorne @acdha @futurebird One reason society is lenient against drivers is that in a lot of cities (such as my own), there's so little public funding for a bus system's operational expenses that 1-hour headways and no service at night or on Sundays are the norm.
Aw, I totally forgot Militant Angeleno had! https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1DuFcDskRpjHGsavgjnpKZjA4xNQ&femb=1&ll=33.94231750511631%2C-117.87755545&z=9 #NUMTOT #Trains #PublicTransit
#PublicTransit 🚋 advocates, #cyclists 🚲 & #Urbanists throughout #Washington state needed to provide online public comment for the WSDOT’s Highway System Plan, which will seek to promote walking & #cycling and reduce vehicle 🚙 miles traveled.
Comments open thru Dec. 18: https://lakechelannow.com/statewide-draft-highway-system-plan-available-for-public-comment-through-december-18/
@vta is still collecting feedback about their Equitable VMT Mitigation Program! If you live in #SantaClaraCounty please take a few minutes and complete this survey to help VTA shape an important and unique project.
This is simultaneously a good and bad thing. It's good because we really shouldn't be looking at #EV s to curb our #fossilfuel consumption and should go #ebike or #publictransit instead. On the other hand, it was the bare minimum we could do and we still aren't doing it great :\
Bay Area Transit Gets $747M Lifeline, but There’s a Catch for BART and Muni
"BART and Muni will have to do more to deal with fare evasion and public safety to get the money. "
How Important Is Surveillance Tech on Public Transit?
As a major California public transit agency grapples with ongoing public safety, funding and ridership challenges — the same issues many transit agencies are facing — its use of surveillance technology is evolving.
First meeting Nov. 29. More info & zoom links: https://www.kpcw.org/park-city/2023-11-15/park-city-council-examines-lofty-transit-solutions
#AutofreiUT #UT #SaltLakeCity #Ogden #CedarCity #Nephi #Logan #BrighamCity #UtahJazz #Jazz #UTJazz #FuckCars #WarOnCars #TheWarOnCars #autofrei #Urbanism #CarBrain #BikeTooter #TaylorSwift #ClimateCrisis #PublicTransportation @fuck_cars
Waterloo Ion LRT ridership continues to expand, but insufficient operations funding means vehicles must be moved from evening to daytime to handle ridership demand within budget.
Instead of increasing service to attract riders at all times, service after 8pm will be cut to every 30 minutes.
How to improve safety on #PublicTransit without more police:
@fuck_cars #FuckCars #WarOnCars #TheWarOnCars #autofrei #Urbanism #CarBrain #WalkableCities #StrongTowns #ClimateCrisis #HoustonTexans #Texans #AFCSouth #TX #AutofreiTX #Lubbock #Dallas #Austin #AustinTX #SanAntonio #CorpusChristi #DFW #FtWorth #Abilene #Amarillo #ElPaso
#AmarilloTX #ElPasoTX #LubbockTX #DallasTX #HoustonTX #AustinTX #SanAntonioTX
#PublicTransit advocates, #cyclists and #Urbanists in #California needed to provide online public comment for the #SanLuisObispo Short-Range Transit 🚎 Plan, which will guide critical infrastructure projects for the next 5 years.
@fuck_cars #CA #AutofreiCA #Berkeley #SanFrancisco #Sacramento #Oakland #Fresno #SantaBarbara #SanDiego #LosAngeles #LA #FuckCars #StrongTowns #TaylorSwift #ClimateCrisis #GoldenBears #UCLA #Bruins #UCLABruins #NCAA
I've been lurking a while, but I have yet to post an #Introduction !
lAMA software engineer 💻 who likes sports nearly all sports 🥎⚽🏀🏈🏒🏏, video games 🕹️🎮, sitcoms 📺, and all things Star Trek 🖖. If anything I'm a strong advocate for more #urban development. I believe we need better #urbanplanning , stronger #publictransit , and more #bikecommuting. Above all else #FuckCars (or rather the dependency on cars).
Outside of that, I just post about random things that pique my interest, oh and memes.
I signed a petition on Action Network telling Governor Gavin Newsom, Caltrans Director Tony Tavares, and Caltrans District 4 Director Dina El-Tawansy: The Bay Bridge needs a bus-only lane now!
A dedicated bus lane will fight climate change, improve mobility justice, lower health-threatening air pollution, and strengthen the regional economy by making transit reliable and fast across this vital corridor.
You can sign the petition here:
Just finished shopping at the SJMade Holiday Fair! It was amazing to see so many talented local artists and business owners selling incredible products. And of course, getting there on the @vta light rail was super easy. It drops you off right in front of the convention center. No need to worry about parking!
Meeting Dec. 6, 5:30 p.m. More info & link (under SUNSHINE CORRIDOR TCAR STUDY): HTTP://FDOTWP1.DOT.STATE.FL.US/PUBLICSYNDICATION/PUBLICMEETINGS.ASPX/PUBLICMEETINGS_DISTRICT5
Support your local public transit! (Video shows a Thanksgiving meal served on a NYC L train subway car.) https://x.com/the_transit_guy/status/1727726707371553139 #Thanksgiving #NewYork #PublicTransit
Good news for transit riding in and around Toronto.
Lots of things I dislike about Bay Area public transit, but being able to take your bike on almost all buses, trains, ferries, is a huge win.
So many fun trips here start on a bike, onto BART, or ferry, then SMART train, then golden gate transit bus, and more.
You can take them on almost every mode of transit except Muni streetcar. (But Muni bus is fine and has good bike racks)
#PublicTransit advocates, #cyclists and #Urbanists around Watford City #NorthDakota needed to provide online public comment for the WC Long Range #Transportation /Land Use Study, which will guide the city’s future infrastructure development.
Deadline Dec. 1. Study and survey: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/08a6b7e967a243ad8015d0f7ad63edcb
#PublicTransit advocates, #cyclists and #Urbanists in #Indiana needed to provide public comment for the ProPEL Indy study, which will inform the next 20 years of #transportation investment in #IN.
More info & survey link: https://dailyjournal.net/2023/11/15/public-invited-to-fill-out-propel-indy-survey/
#FuckCars #WarOnCars #TheWarOnCars #autofrei #Urbanism #CarBrain #BikeTooter #cycling #WalkableCities #StrongTowns #TaylorSwift #ClimateCrisis #AutofreiIN #Indianapolis #WestLafayette #TerreHaute #FortWayne #SouthBend #Muncie #Hoosiers #Colts
🚋 Transit merch? 🚌
If I did an order of custom-embroidered transit-themed golf shirts, with a little smiling streetcar, who would be interested in one? Probably $40ish, or $45 including shipping? (I’ll update this post if this happens, so you can Mastodon-magically get a notification if you boost.)
"Michigan’s population will not grow until we get real about meaningful public transit."
I miss living in a city as #walkable as #SanFrancisco. And by walkable, I mean that there is frequent #publicTransit that runs everywhere, so you can start off walking somewhere and then just jump on a bus or train whenever you are tired, or you are running out of time, or it starts to rain, or something starts hurting from the exertion.
Make America Build Again
"To get America building, we need to understand what actually gets in the way of most projects. It isn't bureaucrats in Washington, or counties with strict height limits on buildings, or environmental activists chaining themselves to pipelines. It's pissed-off locals, who don't want stuff — any stuff — built in their backyards."
Deadline Dec. 1. Survey and more info: https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/kc-streetcar/article281689973.html
#PublicTransit advocates and #cyclists in #Delaware needed to complete a survey for the DOT Long Range Transportation Plan, which will guide transit infrastructure investment for the next 20 years: https://publicinput.com/DelDOT_LRTP
OMG I’m so close to being in second place on the Transit App! I think my ~intimidation~ tactics are working! 😈 It could happen today! And! I have extra appointments this weekend so that’s more rides and more points for me! 1st place could be mine!!!! 🥇 (i’m a little concerned by my level of investment in “transit points” but it’s all in good fun… i won’t go overboard and … ride an extra stop on the crowded afternoon train today. no way!) #transitapp #publictransit
I find such hope from stories like this, when public transit is asked to step up in an emergency and more than rises to the occasion. The lesson should be that we can definitely shift transportation modes once we choose to. And, there are plenty of "go fast" buttons available if we fund pressing those buttons! #PublicTransit https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2023-11-15/l-a-s-post-fire-push-for-public-transportation-free-rides-faster-trains-more-buses
78 songs and jingles so far in the Public Transit playlist.
Most are from the US, but at least one song from UK, NZ, France, Germany, Canada...
I just put this together in the last 5 min. Let me know if you have suggestions of songs to add. #NUMTOT #PublIcTransit #Music https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9WBcbG2i1k5uJtZG2ekLAxvrs0uNWOXc
The Toronto Police are an embarrassment.
Toronto police haven’t bothered to enforce traffic restrictions on King Street for several years, delaying thousands of commuters daily on the busiest surface transit route in all of Canada and the USA. But on Wednesday they actually gave a ticket to a King Street streetcar at rush hour.