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Chart of the Day: Operating Subsidies for Boston Area Transit

OK, so Boston isn’t in Minnesota. But I found this chart on a fascinating discussion of “social stratification in transit” a while ago on the Itinerant Urbanist blog, and thought I’d share it. Heres’ the chart showing the per-passenger trip subsidies for the different subsets of Metro Boston transit system: Note: If you look at the ridership numbers […]

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Chart of the Day: Transit Labor Efficiency in NY Metro Area

Via Alon Levy’s great walkability and planning website, Pedestrian Observations, here’s a chart showing transit operating costs using two different payment models: [Note: these data are from New York City commuter rail, e.g. the Long Island Railroad or LIRR and Metro-North, a NYC commuter rail line.] Levy has a lot of information on how scheduling and […]

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Sunday Summary – May 3, 2015

Here’s the week’s posts from streets.mn read, digested, sorted and summarized for your reading convenience.  This week news of the Southwest Light Rail cost increases seize writers’ attention as well as much attention to some biking and walking issues, along with the usual roundup of charts, maps and videos. Southwest Light Rail Headlines this week […]

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Passenger Rail to Northfield?

Although freight trains move through Northfield daily, it’s been about 45 years since the last passenger trains stopped at the Northfield Depot. Now grassroots efforts to restore passenger rail from the Twin Cities to Northfield and points south are gathering steam. Even talking about taking the train to Northfield has been difficult.  From 1910 until […]

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