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Steve Hymon

The art of transit

photo by Chris Jongkind, via his Flickr photostream These two shots are of the Shinagawa rail station in Tokyo. I posted both to contrast the wide and more narrow points of view, as well as the views of the station by day and by night. Chris has a net set [continue reading]

Could this happen here?

I was in San Francisco recently wandering around the Duboce Triangle neighborhood west of downtown. One of the Muni’s light rail lines runs through the area and I couldn’t help but notice that within a two-block stretch it hit what would likely be the perfect trifecta of controversy here in [continue reading]

The art of transit

photo by Darrell Clarke Check it out! A local photograph for our “art of transit” series. The recently taken image above shows the under-construction Expo Line tracks looking north to their junction with the existing Blue Line tracks at the intersection of Washington and Flower in downtown L.A. Darrell has [continue reading]

President Obama announces new transportation funding that could bode well for Metro transit and road projects

The government relations staff at Metro just sent the following update to the agency’s management and Board of Directors: This afternoon in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, President Obama announced a multi-billion dollar initiative to boost infrastructure spending in America. Specifically, the White House plan would direct funding to rebuild 150,000 miles of [continue reading]