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  • http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_stand ard.xsl?/base/news/999604509147339.xml Dawson The Oregonian Streetcar's numbers surprise 09/04/01 BILL STEWART and SCOTT LEARN After six weeks of operation, the new Portland Streetcar is destroying projected ridership numbers. And officials are still waiting for a morning rush hour. Rick Gustafson, the...
    Ronald Dawson Sep 5, 2001
  • cjb121@^$1 wrote: >Most trams seem to have around 75 seats, about the same as a double >decker bus. If a tram has 75 seats chances are that it's articulated. >There's lots of room for standing, but wouldn't people rather sit? Yes, but for the situation that you're describing, that seems to be more of a question of what kind of operating environment that the vehicle (tram or bus) is...
    Ronald Dawson Sep 1, 2001
  • Alex Farran wrote: >For which the most appropriate comparison is the railways. They still cost >much more than bus lanes, and are less flexible. That flexibility exists only, because other infrastructure is available for use. >A metro like system >implemented with buses, as in the Curitaba example ( >http://brt.volpe.dot.gov/issues/pt3.html ) produces many of the benefits of a...
    Ronald Dawson Aug 21, 2001
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  • A friend of mine sent me these URLs, I was wondering how you would find this type of equipment for some kind of commuter train operation? Dawson http://www.coloradorailcar.com/commuter.html http://www.coloradorailcar.com/dmupages/dmubi.html http://www.coloradorailcar.com/dmupages/dmuspec.html
    Ronald Dawson Aug 14, 2001
  • From http://www.recordonline.com/archive/2001/08/13/jrcensus.htm Dawson August 13, 2001 Benefits exceed drawbacks for commuters COMMUTING: The census catches up with the life people have been living here for years. By Judy Rife The Times Herald-Record jrife@^$1 Orange County's Brian Weber was on the train, midway into his morning commute of two hours, when he read the latest...
    Ronald Dawson Aug 13, 2001
  • From http://www.economist.com/PrinterFriendly.cfm?Story_ID=731530 Dawson High-speed rail Trop peu, trop tard, trop Amtrak Aug 9th 2001 | CHICAGO From The Economist print edition Fast trains may be coming to the mid-west and stopping too often THE roads are clogged. The airports are worse. Might fast trains provide relief for America's frustrated travellers? A coalition of nine mid...
    Ronald Dawson Aug 12, 2001
  • Matt Hohmeister wrote: >I have some rants here about high-speed rail: >Madrid to Sevilla, round trip on the AVE, $95 (this was about 2 years >ago). 2 hours, 30 minutes each way. 330 miles more or less. that >means >we were averaging 132 mph, including the three interim stops. >Philadelphia to New York City, 94 miles more or less, 1 hour, 12 >minutes each way. 1 hour, 12 minutes...
    Ronald Dawson Aug 11, 2001
  • This will probably be more of interest to Louis-Luc then others on the list, but then again... Dawson -----Original Message----- From: owner-montrain@^$1 [mailto:owner-montrain@^$2]On Behalf Of Hugh Brodie Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2001 5:31 PM To: montrain@^$3 Subject: montrain: New Dorion/Rigaud schedules... The new Dorion/Rigaud schedules were distributed on this...
    Ronald Dawson Aug 10, 2001
  • From http://www.miami.com/herald/content/news/local/florida/digdocs/108375.htm Dawson Published Tuesday, August 7, 2001 Panel tries to define `high-speed rail' TALLAHASSEE -- (AP) -- Don't worry about technology. And don't get hung up on speed. Those were two pieces of advice the Florida High-Speed Rail Authority heard Monday. The nine-member board is charged with getting a fast...
    Ronald Dawson Aug 9, 2001
  • From http://www.cincypost.com/2001/aug/06/2cens080601.html Dawson More workers taking longer, solo commutes Scripps Howard News Service The time it takes to get to work is getting longer and more people are driving alone instead of carpooling, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The average commute to work increased by nearly two minutes during the past decade...
    Ronald Dawson Aug 9, 2001