This map is updated some, and includes a link from Chicago across Illinois to Des Moines, Iowa, and then to Omaha, Nebraska.
Based on comments from the previous blog entry. It's not perfect, but it attempts to incorporate all the good comments but based on my drawing. Now, not just for pork barrell reasons, it provides service to almost every state.
The blue states are members of the States for Passenger Rail Coalition, the gray states are not members but have other high speed rail plans. The base graphic comes from S4PRC but in this version, I took off specific mention of that organization because they have no connection to this mapping exercise.
2. National -- anchors of a national transportation system, current anchors are the Interstate Highway system, the freight railroad system, and airplane travel. We do not have a national passenger railroad network presently.
3. Regional -- multi-state connections -- for the most part these don't exist for transit, but do for freight railroad, airplane travel, and the Interstate highway system. The Northeast Corridor railroad passenger service offered by Amtrak is an example of such a transit network.
4. Metropolitan -- transit systems like the WMATA subway and bus system, the combined railroad, subway, bus, and waterborne transit services in the NYC or Boston regions.
5. Sub-metropolitan transit systems (in the DC region, locally provided services such as RideOn in Montgomery County Maryland or the Downtown Circulator in DC are examples of services within the subnetwork category of the Metropolitan Transit Network).
--- On Fri, 1/30/09, Message from France <> wrote:
From: Message from France <>
Subject: [NewMobilityCafe] What lessons can America learn from the rest of the world . . .?
Date: Friday, January 30, 2009, 10:16 AM
Message from France:
The route to a global mobility policy
Over the past decade, France has been one of the leading forces in the development of public transportation initiatives, creating major changes in the way that people travel in and around urban centres.