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he/him | 22 | Mostly transit, urbanism, and Baltimore stuff. Opinions are my own, likes/retweets/follows ≠ endorsement.

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I think I may have found the worst example of a fourplex that I have ever seen.
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Thinking about how the Lexington Avenue Line carries over a million people a day and only has 2 crew members per train, while the Loop has a maximum capacity of 4 people per car and a driver in each one of them
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@UrOrientalist
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Dumbest people on the planet
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The future that never was
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Der ICE in New York 1993, im Hintergrund ist das World Trade Center gut zu sehen
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USDOT should buy several thousand diesel multiple units and distribute them across the country to kickstart new commuter, regional, and intercity rail projects. This would be absolutely transformative for rail projects and could be done relatively affordably.
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In 2002, the Maryland Department of Transportation adopted the Baltimore Region Rail System Plan. 21 years later, none of it has been built. A thread:
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hey jackass it's literally being built right now
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@Noahpinion
Noah Smith 🐇🇺🇸🇺🇦
1 year
Please do not simply cheer and talk about how awesome high-speed rail is whenever these people tweet that they're going to build an American shinkansen. Hold them to account. They're not actually doing it.
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lol, lmao. Assuming a Tesla can carry 3 passengers, they'd need to run a Tesla every... *0.12 seconds* to achieve this. Just build a goddamn train
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Loudoun Gateway station on the Silver Line is one of the most overbuilt and underutilized new transit stations in the US, built as a large park-and-ride for ridership that never materialized. An average of only 214 daily riders used this station in 2023.
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Yearly reminder that London runs zero public transit services on Christmas
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A train branching off the Northeast Corridor around Wilmington and serving Dover, Salisbury, and Ocean City MD would get a ton of ridership and take thousands of cars off the road in the summer. We should build that instead of a third Chesapeake Bay Bridge span.
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Maryland's State Highway Administration has truly cooked up stuff of nightmares here
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This metro entrance at Forest Glen on the Red Line is probably the weirdest on the entire system
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The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is one of the few pieces of legislation where the United States stands above most of the world. We should be immensely proud of it.
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Cairo IL should be American Chongqing
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@mindofjdpon
nob 🔻🍉
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The US needs to be Sinified. This region could sustain one billion people easily.
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This is what they took from you
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Frederick, the second largest city in Maryland, is served by MARC commuter rail, but unless you are a DC-bound commuter this service may as well not exist. Trains run only at rush hour, 3 times per direction daily. There is no off-peak, reverse-peak, nor weekend service.
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This is an absolute disaster. Governor Moore campaigned on transit expansion, while his proposed budget kills essentially all expansion and slashes service funding. This will have devastating impacts on both the MTA and WMATA.
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Britain is wild because London has New York City rents and cost of living but salaries more akin to a midsized city in the Deep South
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Head of cyber for the treasury of Britain. £57k
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Ranking the urbanism of all 33 Baltimore Light RailLink stations, a thread:
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London is running no trains on Christmas while Washington DC is running them every 8 on the Green Line, USA number one baby
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Hmmm I wonder which agency is responsible for this
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@TxDOT
TxDOT
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November 7, 2000 was the last deathless day on Texas roadways. That means for 23 years straight, at least one person has died every single day. Today, TxDOT asks all Texans to join the effort to #EndTheStreakTX of daily deaths. Read more:
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Norfolk Southern is about to blow up a town due to corporate negligence. If this isn't a case to immediately nationalize the railroads I don't know what is.
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Governor Mike DeWine
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East Palestine: Residents living within a mile of the train derailment site who have not yet left their homes are asked to immediately evacuate due to the potential of a major explosion.
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The downtown tunnel of the proposed Baltimore Red Line is absolutely essential to the success of the line. We cannot afford to cut this section, a surface segment downtown would lead to conflicts with motor vehicle traffic and a longer end-to-end travel time.
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Building an entirely new neighborhood next to a MARC commuter rail station but without providing any pedestrian access to said station truly is peak Maryland.
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Ashburn Virginia is one of the weirdest places; it's all terrible exurban sprawl, apartments somehow cost $2200 a month despite being like 30 miles from DC, and also like 70% of global internet traffic is routed through there, also has rapid transit somehow
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Implementing a 1% sales tax for transit in Maryland would generate over a billion dollars annually, averting cuts and fully funding WMATA, MTA Maryland, and local systems. It'd allow for the greatest expansion of rapid transit since the initial buildout of the Metrorail system.
@AdamTuss
Adam Tuss
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NEW: Metro’s GM says for the first time that a regional tax should be discussed to permanently fund the transit agency. The comments come as Metro faces a massive $750 million budget shortfall. His full interview from @nbcwashington here: #wmata @wmataGM
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Los Angeles has one of the most impressive transit expansion plans in the country, multiple light rail and subway extensions will open in the next few years, and several new BRT, LRT, and heavy rail lines are also planned. Just 35 years ago, LA had zero rail transit.
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Hot take: Chicago should've carried out this plan and built subways like a real city.
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In 2002, the ambitious Baltimore Region Rail System Plan was adopted. In the 21 years since, none of it has been built. What would it take to build it, and what can we learn from other cities that have successfully implemented similar plans? A thread:
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Baltimore's Harborplace, once the model development for waterfront revitalization, now a dead mall.
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@the_transit_guy
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What’s the most overrated tourist attraction/landmark in your city?
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What's with the giant hole in the middle of Baltimore's downtown? A thread on the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre, its demise, and subsequent lack of redevelopment.
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Every time that a conservative cancels a transit project based on "cost grounds", it's a lie. Whether it be Scott Walker, Rick Scott, Larry Hogan, Chris Christie, or now Rishi Sunak, all did so because they are ideologically opposed to public transportation.
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Good afternoon from Washington DC, today I'll be riding several transit services which will either receive cuts or be eliminated under Maryland's proposed transportation budget. We're starting with Metro, which is facing a severe budget shortfall:
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Maryland's 2024-2029 Consolidated Transportation Program budget is out. The CTP includes steep, across the board budget cuts, and has severe implications for transit across the state. A thread on the details of the plan:
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Governor Moore's plan to implement HOT lanes on I-270 will increase the capacity of the highway by 2100 cars per hour. As a comparison, a single 8 car train on the Washington Metro can carry over 1400 people. WMATA can run 26 trains per hour per direction.
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None of these high speed lines existed 20 years ago, shut up about how America is too big for trains
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Shut the fuck up about European trains already
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Maryland's 2024-2029 Consolidated Transportation Program budget is out. The CTP includes steep, across the board budget cuts, and has severe implications for transit across the state. A thread on the details of the plan:
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With five additional stops, a few alignment tweaks, upzoning along the corridor, and the use of smaller, fully automated trains, I believe the South Baltimore-Towson corridor could support a light metro.
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@PYZC773
A. Philip Railroad
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Honestly, there need to be more stops. Nothing btwn 33rd & North? Nothing btwn North & Charles center? This is a roughly 10 mile corridor, half-mile stop spacing should be fine
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Northern New Jersey has the best rail and commuter bus service anywhere in the United States. The vast majority of commuters into NYC use transit. Fighting against congestion pricing is a handout to the wealthy who choose to drive into New York instead of taking the bus or train.
@GovMurphy
Governor Phil Murphy
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BREAKING: We have filed a lawsuit to block New York's congestion tolling program. @USDOT and @USDOTFHWA have unlawfully fast-tracked the @MTA 's attempt to line its coffers at the expense of New Jersey families. We stand united against the unjust taxation of our residents.
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I-83 is a dangerous, outdated urban highway that divides Baltimore, what if it were removed? A thread on the history of the Jones Falls Expressway and highway removal:
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It's honestly incredible how inefficient the Vegas Loop is at actually moving people. At best these cars have 4 passengers in them, often even less. A frequent bus line has significantly more passenger capacity, let alone compared to a train.
@SnazzyLabs
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Join me on a ride in Elon Musk’s “should-have-been-an-airport-shuttle” car tunnel.
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The amount of derangement over Brightline's Orlando extension on here astounds me. I too have criticisms of Brightline's model of privately operated passenger rail, but at least in the short term this is a big win for the future of rail in America.
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Reminder that Phase I of the Baltimore Metro Subway was going to include a line to the airport via South Baltimore that got cancelled because of racist Anne Arundel County NIMBYs.
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Baltimore's transit system has great potential but it needs so much work. Schedule adherence and eliminating dropped trips would make the system so much more usable. The state of Maryland has chronically underfunded the MTA for decades and this needs to change.
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Almost every MARC station looks like this, there's literally nothing special about that German station.
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@DCUrbanist
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Something that struck me about Germany’s infrastructure is just how practical and utilitarian parts of it are. This train station’s stairs are basically just scaffolding but it functions perfectly well. I can only imagine how much a station like this would cost WMATA
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This thankfully will not pass in the Senate, large cuts to transportation would be disastrous. The GOP hates everything good that the government does.
@TrainsMagazine
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The proposal would cut Amtrak funding to 2003 levels and eliminate or reduce funding for several grant programs, including the CRISI grants popular with the short line industry.
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The Red Line corridor map is officially out. It must be constructed as LRT and with the downtown tunnel, anything less would be a mistake.
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BWI Airport needs better connections to regional transit, but there are better ways than an extension of the Metro, a thread:
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@ggwash
Greater Greater Washington
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Green’s the new Blue? Maybe Metrorail’s next big extension should bring the Green Line to BWI:
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Right of way preservation is an often overlooked component of transit planning. Following the cancellation of the Red Line in 2015, a private developer built a townhome community on the proposed alignment. This has forced an alignment rework following the revival of the project.
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Carmel has zero public transportation.
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@mualphaxi
Max Meyer
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Carmel, IN has had the same Republican mayor for 27 years: James Brainard Under his reign, the population has quadrupled, he replaced all the stoplights with roundabouts, and built a classical downtown out of stone and brick Cue the cope from NYcels and SF hostages
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These are genuinely the worst rapid transit headways I've ever seen, it's 6:30 PM on a Saturday
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What could the revived Baltimore Red Line look like? An analysis of the originally approved alignment from a 2023 perspective. A thread 🧵:
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Genuinely so wild to me that Montreal was building inaccessible metro stations as late as 1986.
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The effects of Larry Hogan's spite towards Baltimore will be felt for decades. Nearly a decade of lost progress under his governorship.
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Seeing the plans Baltimore had in the 1970s for a full scale metro system and commuter rail electrification is such a gut punch. We could've had a legitimately world class regional transportation network.
@WillFedder
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This is from a 1974 study on a commuter rail network for the Baltimore region. Most of this right-of-way is still available (albeit the important parts in the clutches of @CSX )
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The Maryland State Highway Administration is currently constructing new lanes from I-70 to MD-43 in the median of I-695, widening the Baltimore Beltway from 8 to 10 lanes. Widening highways doesn't reduce traffic, so what alternatives could utilize these lanes instead? A thread:
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The Getty Center tram
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seattle urbanists are some of the most annoying people on here. they all act like nothing is getting better while their city is doing more than like 95% of US cities for transit expansion and housing, deeply unserious people.
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I am in Ashburn Virginia to attempt to speedrun the entire Washington Metro, and the time starts now.
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Baltimore, Thames St, 2007-2023
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@Markshawtoronto
Mark Shaw
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New game! How has your city changed since 2007? Google Maps -> Street View -> See More Dates I'll go first: Toronto, Yonge St, 2007-2021
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Projects like Colorado's Front Range rail, Austin-San Antonio regional service, the 3Cs Ohio service, and many others would be able to get kicked off much faster than if they all had to individually order trains.
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We can right the wrongs of the previous administration, but we need to fight for it. Under the Moore administration, the Red Line is back on the table, and we must ensure it gets built.
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Imagine being a transportation planner and advocating against transit
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Now more than ever is the time for Maryland to establish a transit sales tax to maintain a dedicated funding stream for Metro and MTA.
@beyonddc
BeyondDC
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If Metro doesn't get more state funding: • 10 rail stations close  • 54% of bus routes (67 of 135) eliminated  • 30% of bus routes (41/135) reduced  • Rail service ends at 10pm & headways lengthen significantly  • 20% fare increase  • 2,286 layoffs
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Which way western man?
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An unreserved budget Amtrak service is direly needed. Trips that aren't booked in advance are often $100+ each way, meaning the bus is often the only cost effective option. This would be a great, more reliable alternative to bus travel along the NEC.
@RayTrainToTrop
Ray Train
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The new Union Station will facilitate MARC through-running and a new Amtrak service called the Metropolitan, essentially the NE Regional Regional.
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@get__innocuous The Ballston-Rosslyn corridor in Arlington VA is probably the closest thing the US has.
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Baltimore has the Penn-Camden shuttle, which hasn't ran since 2020
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@macsquirelera
mac the squirrel(treats hog)
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Every real city public transit agency has a weird dinky train
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Waiting at traffic lights on the Light Rail is so infuriating, transit signal priority can't come soon enough.
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From California to Washington DC, public transit agencies across the country are facing an unprecedented fiscal cliff which threatens to send public transit into a death spiral. How can we avoid this? A thread 🧵:
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I can think of another urban highway that deserves this treatment
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@the_transit_guy
Hayden Clarkin
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It was a great idea for Providence to remove the highway from downtown. (2011 and today)
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The Harborplace masterplan renderings look great. Much needed improvements to public space and pedestrian areas, road diets, and new buildings replacing the pavilions with hundreds of new residential units and commercial space.
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The Amtrak OIG report about the new Alstom Acela trainsets is extremely damning. These trains were supposed to enter service in 2021, with complete delivery by June 2022, but a multitude of problems and defects have delayed their entry into service by at least 3 years.
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Gonna be an interesting ride home
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Imagine these on a north-south subway line between Towson and Port Covington, Hitachi even has a factory in Maryland to build them
@bipbipletucha
bi lettuce man
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Here's hoping the Honolulu Skyline is the first of many new automated Metros in the US, and that future ones have significantly smoother rollouts
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My friend just sent me this video from the subway in Xiamen in China. He says the train is clean, safe, frequent, and reliable. In America this would be unthinkable. What kind of sickness has infected our democracy?
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This sounds great in a vacuum, but almost every US transit agency is struggling to hire enough drivers to even maintain current service levels. Large BRT systems are incredibly labor intensive, requiring large numbers of drivers and maintenance personnel to support them.
@whitn_tarnation
Whitney (Shady Sands)
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my secret practical urbanism take is that far and away any US city's best transit investment would be to go look at a south American BRT system and copy it perfectly instead of spending thirty years debating where the next 30 minute headway train should go
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MTA Maryland has applied for $225mn in grants to replace Baltimore's aging high floor light rail fleet with modern low floor vehicles. This is great news for system reliability and accessibility.
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The MARC Penn Line's timetable is one of the most confusing schedules in the entire country, every peak train has a different stopping pattern.
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We can and should expect better from transit agencies. If DFW can build this, Chicagoland, California, and the Northeast certainly can.
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@AssRailroad
Crazy Ass Moments in Railroad History
10 months
No really one of my favorite genres of humorous railfan interactions is seeing people describing why commuter rail "X" needs to be double tracked with bilevel EMU units because their favorite YouTuber said that is ideal.
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This decision was racially discriminatory, triggering a Title VI investigation, however the investigation was suspended after Trump took office in 2017, leading to no consequences for Hogan nor Rahn.
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I'm on my way to a transit advocacy meeting, and the Baltimore light rail is definitely proving that there is a need for transit advocacy.
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The Red Line Measures of Effectiveness are out. Tunneling is unsurprisingly very expensive, but the travel time benefits of tunneling are significant. 11-15 minutes of time savings vs. surface LRT is a 20-33% decrease in travel time vs surface.
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1 year
BWI being faster to get to from DC than Dulles is so cursed
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@mswann82 Significantly cheaper initial capital costs, modern DMUs also have the ability to be converted into electric once the infrastructure is available.
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@RM_Transit Exactly, even with the Buy America premium, a very large order could reduce costs enough to become comparable or cheaper than what European rail operators pay per unit.
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1 year
The 2023 Minnesota legislative session will go down as one of the most progressive in US history, a genuinely incredible feat achieved with only a slim Democratic majority.
@GovTimWalz
Governor Tim Walz
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Done ✅
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It'd be nice if the whole Jones Falls waterfront looked like this instead of being buried under an urban freeway north of Lombard Street
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First time aboard a non Northeast Corridor Amtrak service
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This condo is $400K, you can get similar or better units in Philly, Baltimore, or Chicago for a comparable or cheaper price, which also are notably not in states that are actively restricting abortion and LGBTQ rights. There also absolutely is a housing crisis.
@JohnJBlatchford
John Blatchford
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This 2-bed condo in Cincy is affordable for a family making <$100,000. It's close to a grocery, parks, pro sports, symphony. But people who want this life are afraid to move from the high-cost cities where it's impossible. It's not a housing crisis, it's a migration crisis.
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Dead Acela at Wilmington, these things need to be replaced ASAP
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11 months
Governor Moore's speech was really good, we're getting the Red Line built
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5 months
In light of the recent shutdown of the Baltimore Light Rail, I think it's important to reiterate that the light rail's capital budget would be reduced by $78mn in the proposed Consolidated Transportation Program, worsening the maintenance backlog and making shutdowns more likely.
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It is in fact those people. The people most rabidly against bike infra and safe streets in Baltimore City are a handful of people in the city council and neighborhood NIMBYs. Most planners have the same goals as urbanists, it's not 1960 anymore.
@pushtheneedle
push the needle
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its not your mayor, your city council, or your neighborhood group holding it back either. its your planning department. they don't want you to know how in charge they are. they run the show. they decide. they are reluctant.
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Last week, MTA Maryland announced the proposed cuts to Commuter Bus service following a 60% reduction in state funding. 8 routes are to be eliminated, and service is reduced on a further 26. A thread:
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Meanwhile, in the land of the free:
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1 year
However on June 25th 2015, Governor Larry Hogan and his Secretary of Transportation Pete Rahn announced the cancellation of the transformative project. They elected to return the $900mn in federal funding and instead fund suburban road construction.
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Love to ride a MARC Penn Line express train that is limited to 90 mph because it is being pulled by a diesel locomotive.
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11 months
It's such a travesty that Ellicott City MD has zero fixed route transit service serving the historic core
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Last night, the Maryland General Assembly adjourned sine die, and although we didn't get all of what we wanted, this session was one of the most productive for housing and transportation policy that we've had in a long time. A thread on some of the notable bills:
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Interstate 95 in Wilmington DE seems like an easy candidate for freeway removal, I-495 serves as an already existing bypass, and 95 itself in Wilmington is only 2 lanes wide per direction.
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