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Transit and Tourism in Tampa’s Heritage Streetcar’s

By Santiago Arango Heritage streetcars are built both to provide transportation services and to preserve the history of rail transit, a history that dates back to ancient Greece and Rome. As of late 2012, seven U.S cities have running heritage … Continue reading

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The Changing Landscape of Urban Transportation

Original post date: October 10, 2014 Article by: Ben Douglas Uber CEO Travis Kalanick recently released his vision for the future, touting “a million fewer cars on the road,” along with reduced congestion, emissions, and DUIs. If this vision is … Continue reading

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Transit as an Inferior Good

Original post date: November 25, 2013 Article by: Ben Douglas Mass transit is frequently accompanied by mass-subsidization, cartelization, and monopolies. This chronic need for artificial support might be an indication of its inherent inferiority as an economically valued good or … Continue reading

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Equal Access to Transportation, a Right?

Original post date: November 06, 2013 Article by: Anonymous Ray LaHood, the recently retired secretary of the Department of Transportation, said that equal access to transportation is “one of the most fundamental of American rights.” Mobility is a crucial aspect … Continue reading

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Transit Reform in Santiago

Original post date: October 18, 2013 Article by: Ben Douglas In 2007, Chile’s center-left ruling government coalition eliminated most private provision of transit, citing the need to eliminate profit and reduce the diversity of services offered to the traveling public … Continue reading

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Lima’s Transit Woes

Original post date: October 07, 2013 Article by: Ben Douglas The World Bank has devoted a considerable amount of funding in recent years to the establishment of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems in Latin America (and Africa). Numerous prominent Latin … Continue reading

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Path Dependence, Entrenched Interests, and the Future of Transit

Original post date: April 09, 2013 Article by: Anonymous Path dependence: The tendency of a past or traditional practice or preference to continue even if better alternatives are available.           Mortimer L. Downey has worked in New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and the … Continue reading

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