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    Tuesday
    Mar062012

    WASHINGTON, D.C. | CAPITAL BIKESHARE PROGRAM | 2011 REPORT

    Updated on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 6:02PM by Registered CommenterFernando Arias

    Updated on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 9:29PM by Registered CommenterFernando Arias

    Most visitors to the nation’s capital wouldn’t plan on visiting the city’s bustling attractions on a bike -- but they ought to seriously consider Washington’s growing Bikeshare program to do just that. I set out to find out how.

    New York City, as my point of origin on this field research trip, benefits from having so many options for bus transport to Washington, and Bolt Bus does it better than all the rest. The power outlets on the seats, while sometimes cumbersome to use, are a major entertainment provider because they enabled me to power my electronic devices while on the 4 hour trip. It may be of interest to know that Bolt bus is a 50/50 venture between Greyhound Lines and Peter Pan Bus Lines providing service between New York City and other cities in the northeastern United States, utilizing the existing operating authority of Greyhound Lines (although it is run as a distinct business). At $45 for the round trip ticket, this favored my budget and my preference to arrive directly in the center of the city, and transfer from the bus to the metro subway to complete my arrival.

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    Tuesday
    Oct122010

    Delta Pedicabs?

    On a recent fall weekend morning, I was stopped in my tracks by a dynamic confluence of transportation happening in the streets of New York.

    Free BicyTaxi pedicabs seen along Bleeker Street bicycle lane.

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    Monday
    Aug302010

    The San Francisco Transbay Transit Center

    Updated on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 10:24PM by Registered CommenterFernando Arias

    Last week’s Friday the 13th was cause for celebration in San Francisco, as major political dignitaries including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Barbara Boxer, Mayor Gavin Newsom, and former Mayor Willie Brown, were joined by hundreds more to celebrate the groundbreaking of San Francisco’s new Transbay Transit Center.

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    Saturday
    Aug282010

    The Future Looks Bright For Bombardier Transportation, And The Port Authority Of New York And New Jersey

    Last year, to kick-off my journey to a memorable 9 days cruise in the Aegean Sea, I rode the AirTrain from Jamaica Station in Queens to the British Airways International Terminal at JFK with calm. The trains were so efficient and well integrated into the MTA Metro Card system that transferring between the AirTrain and the Subway was significantly stress-free.

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