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The ‘Main’ mission

23 November 2012

Metrolinx, the transportation agency for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, has big plans for the region’s transit network, not least of which is the transformative role of the Hurontario-Main LRT.

Don’t forget the European Rail~Volution

05 December 2011

We take a look at Bilbao’s EuskoTran (Basque Tram) and highlight features that may provide a new perspective for North American city planners.

The shape of cities to come

29 November 2010

City shaping is the aim; light rail transit (LRT) investment the catalyst. How is Edmonton, Alberta addressing the challenge?

As planning continues for urban transit in Canadian cities there is a growing realization that the scale of funding requires a greater return on the investment. Improvements to transit services – fast, reliable, and direct –are a prerequisite, but many cities are now looking for new LRT projects to deliver much more. Using LRT as a catalyst to wider city renewal is now the overriding objective.

Tags: LRT

Can transit transform a city? The Edmonton evidence

12 February 2010

Alan Jones is project director of the Edmonton LRT Expansion Plan. Alberta’s capital has developed a City Vision for a more sustainable, compact future. The LRT expansion plan is central to the Vision, linking transit and transit-oriented development.

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Can transit transform a city? - article

Tags: LRT
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Getting around Sacramento... it's all part of the Masterplan

08 October 2009

In Sacramento, gas prices of $4/gallon have led to a 43% increase in light rail use over the last year with record levels of traffic this summer. With this in mind, Steer Davies Gleave will be inputting into a new 30-year Transit Masterplan for the city.

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Alan is a transportation planner specialising in the development and delivery of transport strategies and urban transit projects.

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