Since the early 1990s, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) had been exploring public transit resolutions that would improve access to Cleveland’s two largest employment hubs, downtown Cleveland and University Circle. During this examination period, GCRTA’s discussions with the local communities and local business leaders specified that there was a major need for improved public transit mobility along the Euclid Avenue Corridor. These discussions led to the development and evaluation of alternatives to the current bus route that served this area, the local bus route #6. By coordinating with Cuyahoga County and the City of Cleveland, and by hosting a series of public meetings, GCRTA had more than enough input and assistance in the final determination of alternatives to meet the transportation needs of the community and the Euclid ...
Do you ever feel like you are waiting at a red light in your car for what seems like forever? Well, that’s because “ The average person throughout their lifetime spends five years waiting in lines and queues where roughly six months of that is waiting at traffic lights”(How). Cities and towns have faced a transportation problem and they are looking for ways to tackle the issue. Transportation is a big part of one’s everyday life, and it is impossible to avoid it. Transportation plays a crucial role in the way we travel to things like school and work. Humans need transportation to get from place A to place B. There are different kinds of transportation, but the most common one in modern society is automobiles. Although transportation of automobiles is a quick way of traveling at the moment. Automobiles bring issues like health problems, air pollution, and high expenses. This is because humans always manage to take the easy way out without looking at the long-term effects that come with automobiles.
Transit users’ perceptions are a very important aspect in the study of transit ridership. Perceptions about travel time, distance to bus stops, wait times at stops, etc. are all factors that contribute to people’s willingness to take transit. Transit operators use this information to make improvements to their systems. It is also important to determine perceptions in order to determine future transit ridership, es...
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is not the best method of transportation in the city of Toronto, because it’s unreliable, inconvenient, and unsanitary. First of all, the TTC is unreliable because of many delays. The TTC buses often come late and there are many subway breakdowns and signal problems. These problems can cause longer wait times and result in the rider being late. Additionally, the TTC is inconvenient because it is difficult for the rider to get to his or her destination without a few transfers. In addition, there are very few direct routes and limited area coverage. For example, there are some areas where passengers have to walk long distances just to get to the bus stop. These problems can result in many transfers and cause
While Mississauga does possess major flaws within its transportation system, a myriad of solutions exist that would correct these issues. To begin with, our city should try and introduce more diverse and organized transportation systems into the community. These include Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems. With the addition of these modes of transport, people will be able to get around the city productively and without having to use cars to travel. In fact, an LRT service is planned to be installed along Hurontario St., and BRT stations are planned to be built along Highway 403 for efficient transportation. Moreover, public bike racks could be built within neighborhoods and town centers. These would function similar
It is a recognized priority of Metrolinx to ensure that local transport networks, and local public transport establishments, meet two fundamental objectives: to help build growth in Toronto and Hamilton’s economy, and to tackle climate change in those areas by cutting carbon emissions. Local public transports have wider benefits than purely providing low carbon access to jobs. Studies into the impacts of local public transport have shown that a wide range of social groups benefit from access to local public transport primarily in the usage of separated bike lanes, and bus only lanes. The degrees of social benefits and costs associated with transport certainly vary depending on different social groups. Certain social groups in the GTHA have a higher tendency to use public transport due to factors such as a person’s social economic and demographic background, physical mobility or financial status.
Personally I think of the benefits of taking public transportation like BART train. Many get to enjoy watching a movie or reading a book while on their way to work. It seems there would be a lot less stress on people if driving in traffic was no longer an issue. Self driving cars would not have road rage. Many people spend several hours commuting to and from work every day. That time spent driving could be spent getting started on their work or some other productive
Transit problems in Canada are not localized to one region or one city. Rather, in recent times such problems have produced calls for politicians to begin to redress some of the issues that have become liabilities for the economic well-being and health of those affected (Agrell, Perreaux, Stueck, & Wingrove, 2011). For example, the Toronto Board of Trade has noted that Canadian municipalities have fallen well behind on transit issues when compared with other cities, and this has created a need for transit experts to explore alternative answers (Agrell, Perreaux, Stueck, & Wingrove, 2011). This situation is perhaps more dire than one might expect in his or her daily commute because there
Public transport in such areas is often poor, with low frequency services, limited operation hours, longest routes and unreliable connections among points. The most significant challenge to conventional public transport is ‘demand-responsive’ services (Petersen, 2016).
The Taxicab industry plays a vital and large role in the U.S. urban transportation system, employing 233,000 drivers (United States Bureau of Labor Statistics) and providing transportation to millions of Americans each day. Taxicabs differ most substantially from alternative urban transportation systems, like busses and subways, as customers select the final destination, opposed to adhering to a predefined route. This flexibility is reflected in the higher price of taxicabs (Moore and Balaker) compared to other public transit services. Substitutes for taxicabs include busses, subways, trains, limousines, private drivers, car ownership and rental cars, among others (Brennan).
However, those solutions are very expensive and require years to complete. Even though an increase in building more freeways will create less traffic, it requires a lot of work and money, which raises taxes on people’s salaries. A proposal to build a freeway tunnel that connects to the SR 710 in Los Angeles, CA to reduce traffic will cost approximately $1.5 billion (Analysis). Not only is the price outrageous, but also building a freeway means that many surrounding families will be affected because houses and business will have to be knocked down to create space. Public transportation’s cost is also high due to facility costs, external costs, such as accidents, and operating costs (Evaluating). Encouraging individuals to use public transportation is inconvenient because buses may go different routes from their desired destination, which causes people to walk for minutes or even hours. Public transportation can be effective for cities in the east coast like New York, where most of their businesses are close to each other. However, the case is different for the community living or working in the west because everything is separated, especially in Los Angeles
Public transportation in cities was created to make it easy and cheap for people to get from point A to point B without the use of a car of their own. However, in many U.S. cities, the public transportation that is active is failing to do its job for many of the people who need it the most. Public transportation is not necessarily unavailable in a sense that it is not there, but unavailable because of poor maintenance and lack of funding. This is negatively impacting underserved communities within these cities. To narrow down the grand scale of public transportation issues, I have taken a closer look at the public transportation problems that we
Although public transportation may be economical, it takes a great deal longer to arrive at your destination. This is because of detour stops, and indirect road usage. Public transportation is safe and easy to use, but has disadvantages such as being late, being crowded, and the occasional smell. On the other hand, some advantages include low fees, reduced gas cost, and meeting new people. An extreme example of a worst case scenario involves being robbed at the bus station. Still, public transportation is always safer than driving yourself, as the bus is massive in proportion to cars, and provides protection against crashes. Be wary in regards to where the bus stop is located. Bus stops around busy intersections yield a large amount of people, chiefly around downtown. But do not be discouraged as these people likely ride it daily. An easy way to find quicker routes would be to ask a normal rider.