taestell + rail.transportation   9

Streetcar’s robust ridership prompts added weekend service
"Because ridership has been so high, the Streetcar Authority board said it also would explore the idea of purchasing a fifth vehicle for its fleet."
streetcars  transit  rail.transportation  kansas.city 
june 2016 by taestell
​Hamilton County commissioners want Cincinnati-Chicago high-speed rail study
"Hamilton County commissioners unanimously voted Wednesday to sponsor a potential Cincinnati-to-Chicago high-speed rail project and ask the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments to fund a feasibility study for it."
hamilton.county  oki  transportation  transit  rail  rail.transportation 
december 2015 by taestell
​SORTA picks Transdev to operate streetcar
“Almost every rail project that I’ve ever been associated with starts out in controversy and ends up being a tremendous community asset that almost everybody embraces. I think that will be what happens here as well.”
cincystreetcar  rail  rail.transportation  transit  transportation  transport  cincinnati  sorta  transdev 
july 2015 by taestell
Cincinnati leaders trying to block East Side commuter rail?
"The move has sparked concerns from the planning commission's chairman, Caleb Faux, and others that Mayor John Cranley, through Black, is seeking to block rail from the corridor before a serious discussion about it even begins."
transit  transport  transportation  cincinnati.masters  rail.transportation 
november 2014 by taestell
Seattle Wants to Change the Whole Conversation on Streetcars
"Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen had twice failed to convince voters to back a plan to turn large swathes his land in the warehouse-dominated South Lake Union area into a 61-acre urban park. [...] Vulcan began looking around for other neighborhoods to inspire the project and quickly saw a model in Portland's redeveloped Pearl District, another former warehouse district. The success of the Pearl District was often attributed to the opening of a new streetcar line in 2001 that served the area..."
transportation  rail.transportation  transit  seattle  streetcars 
september 2014 by taestell
Haile's streetcar plan suggests this fare, here's how it compares
"[HDR Engineering] found that $1 fares generated 76 percent more riders but only 1 percent less revenue than if the fare was $1.75."
cincystreetcar  transit  transport  transportation  rail.transportation  rail  cincinnati 
september 2014 by taestell
Cincinnati City Council majority wants planning for next streetcar phase to start
David Mann: “We lose valuable planning time if phase 1 must be operating and financially solvent before phase 2 even can be planned. It has always been true that the success of phase 1 is best assured by phase 2.”
cincystreetcar  cincinnati  transit  transportation  rail  rail.transportation 
july 2014 by taestell
SORTA asks for federal funds to operate streetcar
Cincinnati's transit agency is asking for fuinding for the Cincinnati Streetcar from the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) program.
cmaq  cincystreetcar  cincinnati  transit  transport  transportation  rail  rail.transportation  streetcars 
june 2014 by taestell
21st Century Steam by Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
"As part of the Norfolk Southern 21st Century Steam Program, the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) will be offering a limited number of public excursions. [...] Don’t miss this opportunity to ride a vintage train in many areas long removed from passenger service. Power is scheduled to be ex-Southern Railway 2-8-0 #630 built in 1904 and recently restored to service by TVRM in Chattanooga, assisted by modern Norfolk Southern diesels unless noted otherwise."
rail  steam.engine  steam.locomotive  rail.transportation  railroad.museum  norfolk.southern 
june 2014 by taestell

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