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Transit News Roundup: Untimely Edition

November 21, 2010

So, I’ve been busy. Sorry. Let’s get to it.

  • Amtrak hit a personal record in the 2010 fiscal year. Ridership and revenues are up!

    “We thank every passenger for choosing Amtrak to meet their intercity travel needs,” said President/CEO Joseph Boardman.

  • In late October, riders of TriMet’s route 45 got a Swedish-style bus shelter.

  • Students at San Jose State studied deaths by Caltrain and came away with some interesting statistics.

    There were 200 Caltrain deaths during the period studied. About two-thirds were classified by coroners as suicides, most others as accidents or “unintended,” and four were homicides.

  • London’s got businesses in their railway arches. How friggin’ cool is that? I’ve always thought that the spaces under rail and express ways could be put to better use, and this is a fantastic way to do it.

  • Chicago’s Metra commuter rail service is found dirty and possibly dangerous. Also, it stinks like burning rubber. True story.

    The testing sheds new light on the amount of pollution many people breathe as part of their daily routine.

  • New York City’s Grand Central Station’s ceiling just got prettier.

  • Australian idiot taggers fucked up the Gold Coast train.

    Panicked companions, allegedly in an effort to disguise their October 15 expedition, told ambulance officers the man had urinated on a high-voltage transformer.

  • Is Fort Worth going the Atlanta route in displaying a model streetcar downtown? It worked for us! If you’re in Fort Worth, the streetcar will be open until Thanksgiving.

  • Now you too can visit the MTA’s abandoned City Hall stop on the 6 train.

  • Aside from the personal transportation ideas in Time’s 50 Best Inventions of 2010, there are two mass transit options I wanted to point out: The Beef Powered Train and The Straddling Bus.

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  • One Comment leave one →
    1. November 23, 2010 3:49 pm

      I’ve been meaning to post about the City Hall station. It’s gorgeous. I wanna go see it.

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