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    Transit Oriented Development

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    Transit Oriented Development Introduction Policy makers across the country are focusing on numerous ways to combat sprawl throughout the United States. New movements, such as new urbanism, have come to the forefront in this fight. This review is looking into a new concept in the fight on sprawl, called Transit-oriented development or TOD. Although this new tool to fight sprawl is rapidly becoming a popular method, it is still a new concept and needs to be studied further. This review

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    Environmental Transit

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    Environmental Transit One of the biggest contributors to global warming and climate change is the pollution that comes from our automobiles. Smog has enveloped industrialized cities world wide. Environmental awareness has called attention to the situation and city developers and planners have been looking for a good model how to plan future cities to address this issue. One of the best examples of how to integrate mass transit and other environmentally friendly policies into the modern city

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    Bus Rapid Transit: A Sustainable Approach to Mass Transit Transportation accounts for about 25% of fossil fuel consumption. One way to decrease the negative environmental effects of burning fossil fuels (e.g. smog and global warming) is to improve mass transit. An efficient mass transit system speeds travel time, cuts travel costs, and makes service more reliable. Consequently, it discourages the use of private vehicles, reducing fossil fuel consumption and emissions. A type of mass transit

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    Funding for Transit Systems

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    Commission was established in 1920, however, it was only renamed the Toronto Transit Commission on January 1 of 1954. Toronto’s first subway, which also started in 1954; the Union-to-Eglinton section of what is now the Yonge line, was built with revenues from the war when gas limits restricted the use of automobiles. As well, in that year, the TTC became the only provider of public transit in Metro Toronto. However, the Toronto Transit Commission has come a long way, as the total number of riders in 2008

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    Transit rider surveys

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    concerns over travel time and safety are cited as reasons people do not choose to ride transit; however, little has been studied about people’s real-time experiences on transit. It is important to understand the perceptions of a transit rider, including their emotional state before, during and after a transit trip. By fully understanding these perceptions, transit service providers can better plan for transit improvements. The question, therefore, is what is the best method for collecting this qualitative

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    congestion reduction benefits resulting from 43,403 passenger-miles of public transit travel. Here, a one-to-one relationship has been assumed between auto and public transit passenger miles. Using similar assumptions, the congestion reduction benefits of $736 million (Nelson et al. 2006) for public transport in Washington, D.C., can be interpreted as 20.4 cents (US$, 2000) per km of reduced auto travel. There were 13 studies of transit strikes reviewed by Van Exel and Rietveld (2001) to determine impacts

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    Unlike solar and lunar eclipses, transits occur often unnoticed by the uninformed observer. Inferior planets Mercury and Venus make their way across the sun rarely and when they do we have a number of ways to track their journeys. Mercury in particular travels across our view of the sun around thirteen times every century (Espenak). Because the event takes place with more frequency than Venus's transits, astrophysicists can gather more images, collect more data, and make more accurate conclusions

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    Mass Transit: The Future of American Travel

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    Mass Transit: The Future of American Travel In today's day and age, an increasing urgency must be put on the issue of transportation and its relation to society. Man owes it to himself to address the issue of transportation with practicality and, as one of the biggest polluters, ultimate discretion. One of the most practical and responsible forms of transportation available today is mass transit. However, a problem is present in American society in that mass transit is not as plentiful as it

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    Privatization: Metropolitan Boston Transit Authority (MBTA) and the California State Compensation Insurance Fund According to Robert B. Denhardt, Public Administration an Action Orientation, privatization "is the use of non governmental agencies to provide goods or services previously provided by government." (P.95). Privatization comes in various degrees, from the outright selling or transfer of government ownership of assets (for example public utilities), to, as is more common in the United

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    the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System. We first look at the different kinds of institutional issues associated with BRT before turning to the “cradle of BRT” Curitiba. We will then examine the institutional arrangements that have facilitated the success of the BRT system in that Brazilian city. The development of a Bus Rapid Transit system is a multistage process involving design, development, evaluation, testing and, finally, deployment of the project. Most of the Bus Rapid Transit system projects

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