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'Talent Wants Transit': Companies Near Transportation Gaining The Upper Hand
"Within a quarter mile of a CTA L or Metra [transit] station, jobs grew at a rate of 20 percent, which is more than twice the growth rate in the region as a whole"
urbanism  cities  chicago  transit  development  economic.development 
january 2019 by taestell
Chamber chief says Cincinnati needs to improve transportation after region’s Amazon loss
"Both Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber CEO Jill Meyer and REDI Cincinnati CEO Johnna Reeder noted that each of those regions is farther along in overhauling their transportation networks than Cincinnati. Indianapolis has passed a regional tax increase to overhaul its bus system and add rail-like bus rapid transit service. Columbus received a federal Smart Cities grant, worked with local businesses to make bus rides free for downtown workers and realigned its bus routes. Pittsburgh has rail servic...
pittsburgh  columbus  indianapolis  amazon  hq2  cincinnati  transit  transport  transportation 
january 2018 by taestell
Downtown Seattle Added 45,000 Jobs and Hardly Any Car Commuters
"Downtown Seattle has added 45,000 jobs since 2010. During the same time, only 2,255 new drive-alone trips have been added to downtown streets, according to a new Commute Seattle survey. The other 95 percent of commute trips were absorbed by transit, walking, biking, telecommuting and shared car trips."
seattle  transit  transport  transportation 
august 2017 by taestell
Fort Washington Way closings, detours in place
From 1998: "Buses along I-71 routes have seen increased ridership, too, and Metro officials estimate those buses alone are removing more than 300 cars from the roadway each day, [Metro spokeswoman Sallie Hilvers] said."
metro  sallie.hilvers  buses  transit  transport  transportation 
march 2017 by taestell
​Is Cranley appointment aimed at derailing tax levy?
"Cam Hardy, an activist for more bus service who depends upon it to get to work and has been attempting to build a case on social media and with stakeholders, met with Cranley recently to discuss the issue. He said the mayor told him he did not believe 2017 was the right time for a levy."
john.cranley  transit  sorta  buses 
january 2017 by taestell
​Cincinnati City Council will consider ordinance that could help streetcar, north-south traffic move faster
"Cranley has been skeptical of changing downtown’s traffic signal system, which has not been altered in 20 years. His campaign manager, Jay Kincaid, took to Twitter last week and proclaimed that making changes that would help the streetcar better meet its schedule was 'elitism.'"
cincystreetcar  transit  transport  transportation  john.cranley 
december 2016 by taestell
​Cincinnati, SORTA order streetcar operator to put more vehicles on the tracks
"Through Sept. 25, the streetcar averaged more than 5,000 rides per day, up from the original estimate of 3,000 rides."
cincinnati  cincystreetcar  transit 
october 2016 by taestell
Digging into the numbers as Cincinnati streetcar ridership tops 100,000
"Over the first 11 days of revenue service, average ridership was 4,753 a day, a number that far exceeds the projected ridership of 3,000 per day."
cincystreetcar  transit  cincinnati 
october 2016 by taestell
Property owners cashing in on Cincinnati streetcar
"Supporters of the Cincinnati streetcar promised it would spark new development and their promises were starting to take shape. All along the route, new buildings were popping up and old buildings were getting new life and new money."
urban.development  cincystreetcar  cincinnati  ohio  transit  tod  transport  transportation  over-the-rhine 
august 2016 by taestell
​It’s official: Cincinnati Streetcar is under budget
The streetcar project is coming in $2.5 million under budget despite "years of criticism and predictions of financial disaster."
cincystreetcar  streetcars  transit  transport  transportation  cincinnati  sorta 
august 2016 by taestell
California’s $64 Billion Bet on North America’s First True Bullet Train
"Downtown Bakersfield will be less than two hours (1 hour and 47 minutes) from Downtown San Francisco, and then by 2029, less than one hour (47 minutes) from Downtown Los Angeles. That is a faster commute than most freeway drivers face every day from the San Fernando Valley."
hsr  transit  transportation  california  bakersfield  san.francisco  los.angeles 
june 2016 by taestell
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
Cincinnati sets official streetcar opening date
"The city’s newest form of transportation will open to the public with an official ceremony on Friday, Sept. 9."
cincystreetcar  cincinnati  transit  transport  transportation  downtown  over-the-rhine 
may 2016 by taestell
KC streetcars carried more than 57,000 riders in first full week
"During the first workweek, ridership ranged from 3,945 on Monday, May 9, to 6,975 on Friday, May 13. That exceeded the average projections of 2,700 per day."
streetcars  transit  transportation  kansas.city  kcstreetcar 
may 2016 by taestell
Cincinnati ramps up streetcar testing with final vehicle arriving soon
"System officials expect to begin running two streetcar vehicles simultaneously on the 3.6-mile loop in Over-the-Rhine and the Central Business District for eight hours a day starting next week."
cincystreetcar  cincinnati  streetcars  transit  transport  transportation 
april 2016 by taestell
Cincinnati's streetcar could stop during major Cincinnati events as Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber considers moving Taste of Cincinnati, Oktoberfest Zinzinnati
"The organizers of all seven events pledged to work with the city and SORTA to make sure their events and the streetcar have a complementary relationship. For example, nearly 40 percent of participants in the Flying Pig are not from Cincinnati, so they could use it to get around the event, said organizer Iris Simpson Bush."
cincystreetcar  john.cranley  cincinnati  transit  transport  transportation 
march 2016 by taestell
Ono: Bring streetcar to UC
"'Easy transportation around the city is something that you're going to look for when you're trying to decide what your college destination is, but also where you're ultimately going to end up living,' Ono said."
cincystreetcar  santa.ono  uc  transit  transport  transportation  cincinnati 
march 2016 by taestell
Cincinnati dropping the ball on next phase of streetcar project
"As of today, Cincinnati has done little planning, nor is there even a current cost estimate for the streetcar's phase 1b – the Uptown connector that would run along Vine Street and connect downtown and Over-the-Rhine to Corry Street, near the University of Cincinnati campus."
cincystreetcar  cincinnati  transport  transportation  transit 
march 2016 by taestell
Getting to U-District will get easier way sooner than expected
"Not only does Sound Transit expect its major light rail extension to be more than $100 million under budget, it also says the project will be finished by March — six months ahead of schedule."
seattle  light.rail  transit  transportation  infrastructure  transport  rail 
january 2016 by taestell
RTA ready to roll out new bus technology
"The difference is, these new buses can switch to a diesel motor or battery pack when the electric lines aren't available, said Gary Robinson, infrastructure manager for RTA."
dayton  transit  transportation  transport  buses 
january 2016 by taestell
Why Portland Is Building a Multi-Modal Bridge That Bans Cars
"I think that original decision to turn down federal dollars for a freeway and instead to invest that in MAX, that's a fundamental shift that other American cities don't make."
portland  tilikum.crossing  urban.development  transit  transportation  infrastructure 
december 2015 by taestell
Northern Kentucky Leaders: It's Time to Talk About a Streetcar
"If you can link at least Newport, Covington and Cincinnati together, it would help take care of the congestion problem that you're getting from commuters at certain parts of the day between cities and it would allow them to function as an economic unit so that the metropolitan area would be viewed as a larger city rather than individual cities on their own."
cincystreetcar  nky  northern.kentucky  kentucky  transit  transport  transportation 
december 2015 by taestell
Northern Kentucky begins streetcar conversation
"Covington Mayor Sherry Carran said there have been a number of people who asked if the city will discuss a plan to unite Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky using the streetcar."
northern.kentucky  nky  kentucky  cincinnati  cincystreetcar  streetcars  transit  transport  transportation 
december 2015 by taestell
How Cincinnati's Pro-Streetcar Campaigners Won in the End
"The group had just six weeks to sway City Hall to restart construction, before a funding deadline would pass, evaporating nearly $41 million in grant money from the federal government."
cincystreetcar  ryan.messer  believe.in.cincinnati  transport  transit  transportation 
december 2015 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
Prof: Let's exit highway to health problems
"They continue to ignore public comments and their own surveys where commuters and residents have demanded more transit and better transportation choices."
cincinnati  cincystreetcar  transport  transportation  transit  mark.policinshi  oki  pollution 
december 2015 by taestell
Startup GNGF leaves HCDC incubator for OTR
"Now we're down near the streetcar project and where things are. It certainly helped with recruiting [...] The streetcar gives us access to REDI Cincinnati and the Chamber and things going on downtown. We're not a retail business, but we still want to have that access and be able to go downtown or the ballparks."
cincystreetcar  over-the-rhine  cincinnati  transit  transportation  transport 
december 2015 by taestell
Cincinnati streetcar, developers win big
"Cranley and Council hope that the changes firm up the streetcar’s operations funding situation for its first 15 years of service and minimize the likelihood that the city’s general fund has to be used to pay for its operations."
cincystreetcar  cincinnati  transit  transport  transportation 
december 2015 by taestell
​Firm: Streetcar, new jobs spurring Cincinnati apartment development
"The Cincinnati streetcar and job expansion at the region's Fortune 500 companies is driving the apartment boom in the region, according to national real estate brokerage firm Marcus & Millichap's fourth quarter apartment market report."
cincystreetcar  urban.development  urban.redevelopment  urban.living  cincinnati  transit  transport  transportation 
december 2015 by taestell
Don't Support The Cincinnati Streetcar? You Hate Local Beer. Here's Why.
"These masses will need a way to get from one brewery to another, and our streetcar will soon be ready to shuffle them around."
cincystreetcar  cincinnati  brewing  transit  transport  transportation 
december 2015 by taestell
​Five Cincinnati brewers will make special beers in streetcar’s honor
"To mark the arrival of the five streetcars that will be delivered starting next week, the five breweries or brewpubs along the streetcar line will make special commemorative beers for release the day each streetcar arrives."
cincystreetcar  streetcars  transit  transport  transportation  cincinnati  beer  craft.beer  better.beer 
october 2015 by taestell
​Big Cincinnati project could attract federal funds, Metro hopes
"Among other capital items, Holland & Knight’s representatives suggested SORTA identify a heavily used bus route that it could modify into a bus-rapid transit route."
cincinnati  metro  brt  transit  transport  transportation 
october 2015 by taestell
Hopple St. rebuild on time, mostly on budget
"The final cost of the Hopple Street interchange phase now is estimated to be $91.6 million, $800,000 higher than the original projection, according to public records obtained by The Enquirer from the Ohio Department of Transportation. Public records did not reveal the reason for the additional money, and the state could not provide the information immediately."
highways  infrastructure  transit  transport  transportation  i75  interstates 
october 2015 by taestell
​Streetcar track completed on time and on budget -- now what about the next phase?
"Crews with Messer-Prus-Delta, the consortium of contractors building Cincinnati’s streetcar line, welded the final piece of rail into Main Street on Friday, completing the first phase of the project on time and within the construction budget set by Mayor Mark Mallory and the Cincinnati City Council in 2013."
cincystreetcar  streetcars  cincinnati  transit  transport  transportation 
october 2015 by taestell
Those “streetcar” rails going down on Elm Street are actually light rail tracks
"What Cincinnati is building on Elm Street today could easily become the light rail spine through the heart of the region, slicing diagonally across the downtown basin with seven Fortune 500 corporations, two-thirds of our region’s cultural institutions and thousands of potential new homes within a few blocks of the line."
cincystreetcar  transport  transportation  transit  light.rail  john.schneider 
october 2015 by taestell
Study Points To More Millennials Driving
OKI CEO Mark Policinski: "My guess is, is that maybe because this region does not have mass transit. It doesn’t have a history of mass transit. And so the mothers and fathers of the millennials grew up driving in cars. And I think that millennials in this region are following that path."
mark.policinshi  transit  driving  millennials  cincinnati 
september 2015 by taestell
Cincinnati streetcar maker adding more shifts to meet new delivery target date
“In a memo to Mayor John Cranley and the Cincinnati City Council, City Manager Harry Black said he ‘cautiously optimistic’ that streetcar service will start on time, which is in about one year.”
cincystreetcar  streetcars  cincinnati  transit  transport  transportation  caf 
august 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
Findlay Market drives investment north of Liberty
“‘We like (property) north of Liberty, but we only like it within the streetcar line. That makes people like us want to develop there,’ said Wyant, referring to the Cincinnati streetcar system set to open in 2016.”
cincystreetcar  cincinnati  over-the-rhine  urban.development  transit 
may 2015 by taestell
Cincinnati streetcar team details more complete cost estimate for 2013 pause
"Councilwoman Yvette Simpson said the costs of the delay lay squarely on council’s shoulders. Council members Kevin Flynn, David Mann, Charlie Winburn, Christopher Smitherman and [Amy] Murray voted to pause the project. Flynn and Mann joined P.G. Sittenfeld, Chris Seelbach, Wendell Young and Simpson to restart the project."
cincinnati  cincystreetcar  streetcars  transit  transport  transportation 
april 2015 by taestell
Study: Ohio lags most states in transit funding
"The state itself currently spends $7.3 million a year on transit, down from $44 million in 2000."
ohio  transit  transport  transportation 
march 2015 by taestell
Broaden uses of Oregon Gas Taxes?
Proposal would allow Oregon gas tax to be spent on any “surface transportation infrastructure that reduces the traffic burden of, or pollution from, motor vehicles on public highways, roads and streets in this state.”
oregon  gas.tax  transit  transport  transportation 
march 2015 by taestell
CBRE Announces 2015 Market Outlook for Greater Cincinnati
"Downtown’s recent growth is phenomenal, investment is increasing and the anticipation of the streetcar has increased development along its route. The live, work and play dynamic is accelerating and transforming our city in to a 24-hour walkable urban environment."
cincinnati  cincystreetcar  urban.development  transit  transport  transportation  walkability 
march 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
Streetcar solution: Meter money, rider fares, & lesser tax abatements
"Some money will come from meters in Over-the-Rhine and Downtown; the maximum cost per hour would be $2.25 Downtown and $1.25 a hour in Over-the-Rhine."
cincystreetcar  kevin.flynn  transit  transportation 
november 2014 by taestell
Big Thinkers: Travis Estell
"I always assumed that all streetcar proponents were liberals. [...] But after talking to Travis for 2 hours, I have absolutely no idea how to label him."
travis.estell  cities  millennials  generation.gap  transportation  transit 
october 2014 by taestell
Making BRT faster
"In many cases, do these quietly, without much fanfare, and without a big splashy project. Big splashy big-ticket projects are more likely to attract political opposition and political opportunism. As Harry S Truman said, 'it’s amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.'"
bus.rapid.transit  brt  portland  transit  transport  transportation 
october 2014 by taestell
Region needs comprehensive transit system
"Instead of resorting to crude sound bites, this is an opportunity for Hamilton County and regional leaders (hello, OKI) to enact a comprehensive transportation scheme that saves everyone...money, and actually works for those among us who do not have the privilege of owning a car."
transit  transport  transportation  charlie.hinkley 
october 2014 by taestell
Survey: To recruit and keep millennials, give them walkable places with good transit and other options
"More than half (54%) of millennials surveyed say they would consider moving to another city if it had more and better options for getting around, and 66 percent say that access to high quality transportation is one of the top three criteria in considering deciding where to live next."
transit  transportation  urban.living  millennials 
october 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
Haile Foundation proposes plan to fund Cincinnati streetcar operations
Under a new proposal, the Downtown Cincinnati Inc. special improvement district (SID) would be expanded to cover Over-the-Rhine and Pendleton, and a portion of the revenue would be used to fund streetcar operations.
cincystreetcar  transit  transport  transportation  cincinnati  ohio 
september 2014 by taestell
Place Mobility: Sometimes good transportation is slow
"The capital expenses for streetcar lines, according to Yglesias, are $30 million to $40 million per mile. That's pretty expensive -- unless each line results in many hundreds of millions, or even billions, of dollars in economic development that revives the sense of place along a corridor."
streetcars  rail  transportation  transit 
july 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
Conflicting opinions raised at Greenlight gathering
"Asked by audience member Lois Fries how elderly people no longer able to drive could get around without expanded mass transit, [anti-transit activist] Haselden suggested self-driving cars such as ones Google is working on."
transit  transport  baby.boomers  driving  self.driving.car 
june 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
Urban rail vote loses? Try, try again
Once a city has functioning rail transportation, they are much more likely to approve new lines and extensions to existing ones.
rail  transport  transit  transportation  light.rail 
june 2014 by taestell
Finding the perfect house using open data
One of his two requirements: "Walking distance to a rail stop: This will allow me to get to other locations in the city without a car relatively quickly. One could argue the bus system is just as good, but I would argue that it isn’t and I much prefer rail."
portland  max  light.rail  transit  transport  transportation  open.data  streetcars 
june 2014 by taestell
Brian Carley takes the keys at critical time
New CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber: "A strong, downtown core is important to the full region. You’ve got to make that core accessible. [...] If you can’t [provide accessibility for automobiles] because the roads can’t be expanded, then you have to figure out other ways … so light rail would be a solution to that."
transit  light.rail  rail  brian.carley  cincinnati  transportation 
may 2014 by taestell
Fix viaduct with transit option, great design
"Let’s build a bridge that is the best of the state’s bridges. And let’s start by creating a design that provides for future transit options."
cincinnati  transit  rail  transport  transportation  western.hills.viaduct  infrastructure 
may 2014 by taestell
Streetcar could open in time for a 2016 GOP convention
"The $133 million streetcar currently is scheduled to open on Sept. 15, 2016, but project leaders have started looking at whether they can open it in time for the [GOP] convention – most likely in July or August."
cincystreetcar  gop  transit  transportation  transport  infrastructure  cincinnati  streetcars 
april 2014 by taestell
Duke Energy's Cincinnati streetcar stance disputed
"City officials countered that they weren’t convinced an 8-foot separation was necessary. And a Business Courier review of practices in other cities and interviews with streetcar experts found the city appears to be right: Many communities have utilities located much closer to their streetcar rails – with no problems."
cincystreetcar  utilities  infrastructure  rail  transit  transportation  streetcars 
april 2014 by taestell
I-Team: Despite criticism, data shows most crashes not caused by streetcars
This sloppy WCPO article on streetcar-involved crashes was originally titled, "Critics: Streetcar will cause accidents & deaths."
wcpo  sloppy.reporting  rail  streetcars  light.rail  transport  transit  cincystreetcar 
february 2014 by taestell
Will Cranley sack Metro's board over its streetcar vote?
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley plans to replace the city-appointed members of the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Agency, as a result of the SORTA board's support of the Cincinnati Streetcar project.
cincinnati  cincystreetcar  transit  transportation  rail  streetcars 
february 2014 by taestell
Light rail a wise choice for Cincinnati
"We are convinced that, properly designed, light rail represents an attractive choice that conservatives can firmly support. While the cost of LRT might seem excessive (especially when compared to any initial bus rapid transit estimates), light rail is always cheaper over the long term, from both an operating and a life cycle perspective."
cincinnati  transportation  transit  light.rail  rail  infrastructure 
february 2014 by taestell
Aaron Betsky: Cost of Cincinnati Streetcar Outweighs Benefits But Should Still Be Built
Cincinnati Art Museum Director Aaron Betsky backtracks on his previous claim that Cincinnati is building a "streetcar to nowhere."
aaron.betsky  cincystreetcar  cincinnati  transit  transportation 
december 2013 by taestell
WVXU is Wrong: Issue 48 is Only About Streetcars
Streetcar opponent Michael Earl Patton claimed that anti-rail Issue 48 (2011) was only about streetcars and would not have blocked other forms of rail transportation.
transit  transportation  politics  issue.48  coast  chris.finney  michael.earl.patton 
december 2013 by taestell
Streetcar is a communist idea
Perhaps the best (worst?) anti-streetcar LTE the Enquirer ever published.
cincinnati  cincystreetcar  rail  transit  transportation 
december 2013 by taestell
A Triumph for Transit in Cincinnati Could Mark Major Policy Shift
"If a decision hadn’t been made by last night [to resume construction on the streetcar], the Federal Transit Administration would’ve taken back nearly $45 million in grants, and the city would’ve been stuck with the remnants of yet another unfinished public transit system."
cincinnati  cincystreetcar  transit 
december 2013 by taestell
What if Cincinnati's I-71/MLK interchange was held to same standards as streetcar?
"Cranley and other streetcar opponents have rejected consultants’ reports on the economic impact of the streetcar but embraced estimates of the interchange’s positive impact."
transportation  rail  cincystreetcar  transit  highways  infrastructure  roads 
december 2013 by taestell
The Shape of Things to Come
"The buses have become a necessity for Silicon Valley, not because they expand the workday modestly, but because today so many young workers in the tech industry have no desire to live in the Valley. A 28-year-old with a place in Noe Valley is more likely to be willing to spend time on a luxurious bus with Wi-Fi than to want to sit behind the wheel of a car on the 101 Freeway, or to make his way to downtown San Francisco to take a commuter train that will deposit him at a station that is still likely to be several miles from where he works."
architecture  buses  transportation  transit  silicon.valley  san.francisco  silicon.valley.buses 
december 2013 by taestell
FTA won't extend streetcar deadline
“And, indeed, as we reiterated with Mayor Cranley today, those [operating] operating costs do not need to be identified until construction on the streetcar has been completed, meaning the mayor can utilize the next two years to identify those sources.”
john.cranley  rail  transit  cincinnati  cincystreetcar 
december 2013 by taestell
P.G. Sittenfeld: Why I'm for finishing the streetcar
"If City Council cancels the [streetcar] project immediately, $70 million will be irretrievably gone. Another $45 million in federal funds will also be lost, invested in another city. That’'s a staggering waste."
cincinnati  cincystreetcar  transit  transportation  politics  pg.sittenfeld 
december 2013 by taestell
‘War on the car is over’: Ford moves transit underground
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford: “Ladies and gentlemen, the war on the car stops today... Transit City is over. We will not build any more rail tracks down the middle of our streets.”
toronto  transit  rail  rob.ford  urbanism  cities  light.rail 
december 2013 by taestell
Urbanism, Sub-urbanism, and why I’m tiring of the Streetcar debate.
"[Streetcar opponents] see the city as a holding place for poor, homeless drunks and a recreational facility for wealthy yuppies. They do not believe that normal people actually live here. They do not believe that people with their level of wealth or education would choose to live here."
cincinnati  cincystreetcar  urbanism  urban.living  cities  transit  transportation 
december 2013 by taestell
MetroMoves: A Decade Later
Jake Mecklenborg looks back at Cincinnati's MetroMoves transit plan, which was rejected at the ballots in 2002.
metro  light.rail  transit  transportation  cincinnati 
december 2013 by taestell
Cincinnati Enquirer: Finish the streetcar
"The region must continue to attract people and companies that can choose anywhere in the world to live and work. A low cost of living is no longer enough to spur growth; we must also offer modern infrastructure and amenities, especially to the millennials and baby boomers interested in urban living."
cincinnati  rail  cincystreetcar  transit  transportation  urbanism  cities  urban.development  urban.living  streetcars 
november 2013 by taestell
Halting Progress
"CityBeat contacted six real estate agents involved in Over-the-Rhine and downtown [...] to discuss any potential trends involving the streetcar project. All but one shared stories about the streetcar playing an influence in customers’ purchasing decisions, and Dawson, Baker, Teggart and Draznik — all self-described supporters of the project — spoke of sudden skepticism and reduced or canceled commitments since the Nov. 5 election."
real.estate  transportation  TOD  transit  rail  cincystreetcar  streetcars 
november 2013 by taestell
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