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- East Lancashire and its Rapid Transit Proposal. Briggs, Nick // Logistics & Transport Focus;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 6 Issue 6, p34
This article discusses the proposed rapid transit system in East Lancashire, England. East Lancashire is a sub-region of 500,000 people. It is an area in economic decline. There are main interrelated, complex problems that result from a particular set of historical circumstances. The East...
- Feasibility study for Caguas-San Juan mass transit system completed. Carmona, Jose L. // Caribbean Business;10/16/2003, Vol. 31 Issue 41, p6
Reports on the completion of a feasibility study for a mass transit system between Caguas and San Juan, Puerto Rico, commissioned by the city of Caguas. Cost of the light rail system; Number of stations to be operational in December 2003; Route of the system.
- Commuter rail on Woodward? Tell us what you think. Hill, Kevin // Crain's Detroit Business;2/25/2008, Vol. 24 Issue 8, p31
The article presents an invitation to the readers to send their views about the Woodward Transit Catalyst Project in Detroit, Michigan. According to the author, the prospect of a privately funded light rail line on Woodward Avenue is an exciting thought for him. Moreover, some information...
- Riding the Rocket -- to Everywhere. Feldman, Brian N. // Ontario Dentist;Sep2012, Vol. 89 Issue 7, p8
The author reflects on the Toronto's City Council and Ontario's Ministry of Transportation's (MOT) reaction to the OneCity public transit plan. He argues that the criticisms of the government regarding the financial costs in unfounded due to the benefits the plan has to offer. An overview and...
- TRAMWAYS - AN ECO - FRIENDLY MODE OF MASS TRANSPORTATION: A CASE OF KOLKATA. Boral, Eshita // Researchers World: Journal of Arts, Science & Commerce;Jul2012, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p64
The principal function of any transit system is to carry passengers efficiently and in large numbers. Tramcars stand out in comparison to other vehicular modes within the transport system of Kolkata for its uniqueness. This cheap, electrically operated pollution-free mode, having a high carrying...
- Minneapolis goes low-floor . // Railway Age;Jun2001, Vol. 202 Issue 6, p22
Reports that Minneapolis, Minnesota has adopted low-floor light rail vehicle technology. Addition of BOC-LF-70 trains made by Bombadier Transportation; Features of the trains, which will be used in the Hiawatha Corridor light rail network.
- Seattle light rail in question . // Railway Age;Jun2001, Vol. 202 Issue 6, p23
Reports on the announcement of Sound Transit acting executive director Joni Earl that Seattle's Central Link light rail project cannot be completed in the expected amount of time. Results of a cost evaluation of the project.
- Letters from our readers. Key, Lyle; Gregory, Lee; Lodge, Donald E.; Stotzer, Mark D.; Moore, Charles; Burg, Tom; Stewart, Bill; Rogers, Michael K.; Klepper, Dave; Vondrak, Otto M.; Young, Jim; Helsabeck, Wyatt; Cox, Peter; Conlon, Peter; Zimmerman, Gordon N.; Capriglione, Nicholas P.; R. S. M.; Condren, Mike; Burgess, Paul // Classic Trains;Fall2013, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p10
Several letters to the editor are presented in response to articles in previous issues, including "Ten Essential Interurban Car Designs" in the Summer 2013 issue,"Remembering the North Shore" in a previous issue and " "Rochester's Trolley Subway" in the previous issue.
- Third Avenue line: Last el in Manhattan. // Classic Trains;Summer2004, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p90
The article talks about the Third Avenue line in Manhattan, New York. Manhattan once had four principal elevated rapid-transit lines, running above Second, Third, Sixth, and Ninth avenues. Subway expansion, declining transit ridership and a desire to beautify the city resulted in the closure and...