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Old 07-16-2012, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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Are all of the ose under way? 2030 will come quick (slightly more than 15 years)

Am asking because dont know, if they are not underway I am personally doubtful of completion by 2030 given the rate/speed with which infrastructure is built in the US these days
There's an article in the New York Times today about Beverly Hills opposition to the subway (the city wants to dig under Beverly Hills High School).
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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Blog post to answer your questions about the NYC Subway:
Last Round of Answers About Transportation in New York City - NYTimes.com
Answers About Transportation in New York City, Part 1 - NYTimes.com
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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There's an article in the New York Times today about Beverly Hills opposition to the subway (the city wants to dig under Beverly Hills High School).
Forewarning: It's not a good article. Doesn't dig very deep (pun intended ).
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:21 AM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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I didn't want to start another thread, so I'll just post this awesome infographic here:

Saving Money Through Public Transport | Sustainable Cities Collective
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:26 AM
 
Location: ITP
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Here it is:
  1. New York
  2. DC
  3. Chicago
  4. Boston
  5. Philadelphia
  6. San Francisco
  7. Portland
  8. Los Angeles
  9. Atlanta
  10. Baltimore/Miami (tie)
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:29 PM
 
Location: The City
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I didn't want to start another thread, so I'll just post this awesome infographic here:

Saving Money Through Public Transport | Sustainable Cities Collective

Cool link Did Marta surpass SEPTA Heavy rail ridership?

thought SEPTA was still about 100K ahead and 140K with PATCO

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...s_by_ridership
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Shaw.
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Forewarning: It's not a good article. Doesn't dig very deep (pun intended ).
Yeah, I know. But we don't get the LA Times in Miami (and I happened to be reading the NY Times).
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Cool link Did Marta surpass SEPTA Heavy rail ridership?

thought SEPTA was still about 100K ahead and 140K with PATCO

List of United States rapid transit systems by ridership - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It does seem a little weird with the numbers... for instance LA is ranked #1 for LRT but Boston's Green Line still has a higher ridership - SF also has a higher ridership for LRT than San Diego last time I checked.
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:53 PM
 
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1Q 2012 APTA Ridership FWIW

http://www.apta.com/resources/statis...rship-APTA.pdf

Ridership Report
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Old 07-17-2012, 02:24 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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Cool link Did Marta surpass SEPTA Heavy rail ridership?

thought SEPTA was still about 100K ahead and 140K with PATCO

List of United States rapid transit systems by ridership - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This rating is based on miles traveled rather than the number of riders. NYC, Chicago, DC, SF, and ATL have the most track miles of all heavy rail subway systems in the country by a very large margin. MARTA subway for instance has double the track miles of SEPTA subway lines. It's an interesting metric and provides some validation for theory behind the construction of BART/WMATA/MARTA and how it would serve their regions.

In terms of ridership though, you are correct.
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