Here is a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by us and the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the Library’s Transportation Headlines online newspaper, which you can also access via email subscription (visit the newspaper site) or RSS feed.
Running transit like a business: digging under the slogran (Human Transit)
Transit planner Jarrett Walker succintly explains why most transit agencies in North America are not run like a business. The reason: nearly all transit agencies and their elected boards believe it's their job to provide mobility to those who need it the most — even those living in areas where ridership may be low.
In hopes of reducing its relationship with Google, Apple debuted its own mapping software for iPhones last year. The new maps were roundly jeered for being: A) inaccurate, and; B) dropping transit. “HopStop shows users in more than 500 cities the fastest way to travel by foot, bike, subway and car,” according to the article.
Extreme temperatures can affect every mode of transportation (Better Institutions)
With a lot of hot weather in the U.S. in recent years, here's a reminder of how it blasts the transpo world: asphalt can buckle, rail tracks can warp, airplanes lose lift and pedestrians and cyclists no longer want to walk or ride. Amazing stat: in 2011, Dallas had 71 days when temperatures reached at least 100 degrees.
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