Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Connection Links

The most interesting finds of the day:

Train station revival in Redlands. Wonder if ESRI has anything to do with this...
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Peter Calthorpe is working in Toronto along the Subway extensions
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Streetcar expansion in the Big Easy?
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After the rocky start of the Music City Star Commuter Rail line, I'm really really surprised at this possible commuter rail expansion. It's in the long range plan but I thought long range meant 50 years.
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I love love love when I can go on a trip and not set foot inside a taxi. Fortunately a lot more cities are connecting their airports to downtown with transit. I do wish more places would think harder about the long term implications of not having a station in the terminal such as in Dallas or Phoenix. Yeah it meant some tunneling but it makes things so much easier! I know there are a lot of people that hate the BART to the airport connection, but I love it and use it all the time. If you need to charge me more, go for it. USA Today runs the story on rail from airports.

2 comments:

arcady said...

I love the BART to airport connection. I hate the Caltrain to BART to other BART to Airtrain connection. It's even more annoying than taking the bus from OAK or SJC to their respective rail stations.

Adam P said...

Don't know if you notice this but LaHood is apparently taking a Europe and Asia tour of the different high speed rail system. Pretty funny picture of him in a French train

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j2WIE2c8BF1ycQInXwr1FJEpmszg