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Gas Prices Send Surge of Riders to Mass Transit - New York Times
"Parking lots at many bus and light rail stations are suddenly overflowing, with commuters in some towns risking a ticket or tow by parking on nearby grassy areas and in vacant lots."
economics  oil  public  transportation  transit  energy  cities  trends  via:migurski 
may 2008 by robertogreco
chris woebken I selected projects - a new relationship to e-money
"I designed devices for different spending behaviors, imagining new parasitical services sitting on top of bank accounts that create feedback mechanisms and a new relationship to our bank-account as an extension of ourselves. I am interested in exploring
currency  via:adamgreenfield  money  transit  transport  urbancomputing  design  rfid  datamining  economics  ecosystems  future  payment 
may 2008 by robertogreco
San Diego MTS Daytripper Program + Bay Ferry Youth Program + Amtrak California "Kids N' Trains"
"To book a field trip, we need at least 14 business days to plan your trip. Call the hotline and leave a detailed message about the trip. The coordinator will call back within two working days. Only confirmed trips are eligible for the Classroom Day Pass
sandiego  transit  transportation  lajolla  buses  rail  classideas  teaching  learning  trains  amtrak  ferry  boats  offcampustrips  tcsnmy  mts  fieldtrips 
may 2008 by robertogreco
SDMTS - Fares and Day Passes: Classroom Day Pass
"$1.50-For students & youth groups. Unlimited rides on all MTS, North County Transit District Bus & Trolley routes. Upgrades available for COASTER & Bay Ferry. Good for day designated on pass during non-peak hours. Advance ticketing required."
sandiego  transit  transportation  lajolla  buses  rail  classideas  teaching  learning 
may 2008 by robertogreco
SDMTS - San Diego Metropolitan Transit System
see also - tokens, day passes, monthly passes, "Family Weekends: Every Sat-Sun, 2 children<12 ride free w/ paying passenger 18+." "Friends Ride Free: On the following Holidays"
sandiego  transit  transportation  lajolla  buses  rail 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Google Transit Gets Smarter and Smarter | Autopia from Wired.com
"One huge impediment to wider adaptation of public transportation is the convenience factor--especially, in not knowing how long you'll have to wait for the next damned train...Google Transit isn't the only technology to address this problem."
transport  travel  googlemaps  google  transit  transportation  public  information  maps  mapping  time 
april 2008 by robertogreco
THE NEW REPUBLIC | Blogs: Highway Bias
"Under current law, the federal government usually covers about 80-90 percent of the costs for a new highway project, compared with only 50 percent of the costs for a transit system."
bias  transit  transportation  us  money  government  politics  environment  sustainability  via:migurski 
april 2008 by robertogreco
cityofsound: Transport informatics
"quick survey of new informational approaches to transport, hinging on individual behaviour and engagement via public data. We'll travel from wifi on buses to designs for timetables embedded in the fabric of stations, stopping off at trams in Google Maps
cities  transportation  bikes  cars  rail  trains  helsinki  data  information  public  visualization  cityofsound  mapping  maps  design  carsharing  zipcar  walking  buses  transport  transit  urban  urbanism  urbancomputing 
april 2008 by robertogreco
Housing + Transportation : Center for Neighborhood Technology
"Planners, lenders, & most consumers traditionally measure housing affordability as 30 percent or less of income. [this index] takes into account not just cost of housing, but also intrinsic value of place, as quantified through transportation costs"
housing  realestate  sprawl  transit  transportation  travel  urban  urbanism  maps  mapping  money  community  visualization  costs  affordability  sustainability  demographics  urbanplanning  statistics  suburbs  calculator  economics  planning  geography  gis  data 
april 2008 by robertogreco
So long Mifare RFID system
"Absolutely fascinating stuff the impact of which could be pretty big when the next unbreakable technology is widely adopted, implemented and cracked! Oh that was Microsoft’s Windows Media DRM, no wait or was it Apple’s FairPlay, no wait it was… Goo
encryption  hacking  rfid  via:timo  urbancomputing  NFC  security  ubicomp  electronics  transit 
march 2008 by robertogreco
Is Your City a Great City | Project for Public Spaces (PPS)...In Great Cities...
Community goals= top priority in city planning; emphasis on pedestrians, not cars; New development projects enhance existing communities; Public spaces= accessible & well-used; Civic institutions= catalysts for public life; Local economic development enco
cities  urban  planning  urbanism  transit  development  community  public 
march 2008 by robertogreco
BLDGBLOG: Project Runway
"A recent landscape design competition sought to rethink the Vatnsmýri airport grounds in Reykjavík, Iceland, putting those old runways to use, for instance, as new urban park space."
airports  architecture  design  green  landscape  redevelopment  urban  urbanism  transit  iceland  reykjavík 
february 2008 by robertogreco
The Daily Breeze - Maglev vs. subway
"As L.A. looks for transit solutions, it must focus on the innovations of the future. We need more maglev, and less subway to the sea."
losangeles  maglev  transit  underground  urban  subways  rail  public  transportation  via:cityofsound 
february 2008 by robertogreco
US tracking technology: mass transit, no; pizza, yes
"Why doesn't every US mass transit stop have one of these "time left" LEDs? local governments have nerve centers tracking vehicles, why can't we have the info? ...but Domino's Pizza now provides a tracking service.
transit  public  information  tracking  pizza  transportation  us  cities 
january 2008 by robertogreco
BarCamp wiki / TransitCampBayArea
"highlight the public transit system in the Bay Area Region and will bring together transit officials and citizens to discuss stuff like: getting schedules on the go, the future of the Bay Area transit system, experiences and observations (not complaints,
sanfrancisco  bayarea  transportation  public  transit  urban  activism  unconferences  cars  trains  buses  education 
january 2008 by robertogreco
The end of the bus timetable | MetaFilter
"Helsinki City Transport is currently fitting *its entire fleet* with Linux servers. Not only will each bus or tram become a travelling wireless hotspot, but you will be able to see exactly where in the city your new bus actually is. Meaning that you only
everyware  helsinki  public  transit  urbancomputing  locative  mobile  phones  linux  maps  mapping  transportation  buses  technology  via:adamgreenfield 
january 2008 by robertogreco
The MTA's train wreck [Opinion] - Los Angeles Times
"By pouring money into rail projects, the agency is pushing riders off the buses."
losangeles  trains  transit  buses  cities  transportation  money  policy 
january 2008 by robertogreco

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