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Old February 7th, 2009, 06:19 PM   #41
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how the rest of the world reports ridership (by average ridership per day).
Actually, in a lot of places, they simply use annual ridership as a benchmark. But that's mostly so they can advertise numbers with the words "million" or "billion".
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Old February 7th, 2009, 07:41 PM   #42
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for the last time...

various factors contribute to a functioning urban environment. you want density, building typology, and PT/lack of car dependence. if academics had their way, we'd be living in urban utopias. unfortunately the urban landscape is determined more by developers and their lobbying money than by considerations for the common good. thus we (i'm referring to north america and places with north american style planning and political power) have been busy building greenfield tract housing, malls, and office parks, all dependent on cars.
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Old February 8th, 2009, 04:54 PM   #43
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[QUOTE=WeimieLvr;23879410]Metrorail in Miami is not in the same league with Atlanta's MARTA heavy-rail system. MARTA daily ridership is 451,000 while Metrorail is 67,000. BART in San Francisco at 367,000...Denver at 200,000...and Washington D.C. Metro at 798,000 are more comparable to MARTA. Daily ridership in Sacramento, Portland and San Diego is just over 100,000, then there are several cities with less than 100,000 riders per day...Cleveland, Baltimore, Dallas, Seattle, Charlotte, Miami, Houston, St. Louis, Buffalo, etc.


I had no idea that Miami's ridership is that low...even lower then MARTA.
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Old February 12th, 2009, 05:00 AM   #44
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idk, probably ireland or iceland
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Old December 24th, 2010, 02:58 PM   #45
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Los Angeles (California, USA)
Sacramento (California, USA)
Stockholm (Sweden)
Gothenburg (Sweden)
Malmo (Sweden)
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Old December 25th, 2010, 05:32 AM   #46
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Following cities in the US have no rail mass transit whatsoever.

Cincinnati, OH
Columbus, OH
Indianapolis, IN
Louisville, KY
Detroit, MI (aside from it's very small People Mover)
Kansas City, MO
Raleigh, NC
Birmingham, AL
Richmond, VA
Jacksonville, FL
Orlando, FL
Tampa, FL
San Antonio, TX
Memphis, TN
Hartford, CT
Rochester, NY
Tucson, AZ

Now the good news is that many cities are planning to construct new light rail systems in the future, how ever progress has been very slow.
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Old December 26th, 2010, 01:29 AM   #47
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Stockholm (Sweden)
Gothenburg (Sweden)
Malmo (Sweden)
Malmö might be true, but Stockholm and Gothenburg definitely have rail mass transit. Stockholm has subway/metro and light rail/trams, and Gothenburg has a very extensive network of trams too.
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Old December 26th, 2010, 01:48 AM   #48
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Sacramento (California, USA)
Stockholm (Sweden)
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Malmo (Sweden)
LA Are you serious?
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Old January 21st, 2012, 10:09 PM   #49
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In Calgary's defence, they do have the Rocky Mountaineer which operates between Alberta and B.C. (including Vancouver), but this is a luxury rail service for tourism purposes as opposed to more traditional passenger rail. There used to be a connection to Calgary with Canada's VIA Rail system, but the Conservative government put an end to it. There are talks though about HSR between Calgary and Edmonton, which would allow Calgary to again connect to the rest of Canada.
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 06:26 AM   #50
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Following cities in the US have no rail mass transit whatsoever.

Cincinnati, OH
Columbus, OH
Indianapolis, IN
Louisville, KY
Detroit, MI (aside from it's very small People Mover)
Kansas City, MO
Raleigh, NC
Birmingham, AL
Richmond, VA
Jacksonville, FL
Orlando, FL
Tampa, FL
San Antonio, TX
Memphis, TN
Hartford, CT
Rochester, NY
Tucson, AZ
Tampa and Memphis both have short, "heritage" tram systems.

Tampa: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TECO_Line_Streetcar_System - one line, 4.4 km long

Memphis: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MATA_Trolley - three lines, about 15 km long
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 09:47 AM   #51
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I would say Brazilian cities lack rail connections the most.

Look at a cities like Brasilia & Goiânia pop. 2,562,963 & 1,301,892

they can not be reached by rail only with airplanes and buses.


For Sweden, the biggest cities without any railway are

Visby pop. 22 593 & Norrtälje pop. 17 275

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Old January 23rd, 2012, 05:21 PM   #52
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I would say Brazilian cities lack rail connections the most.
There are just 2 non-metropolitan/commute passenger rail services in Brazil, each consisting of only one daily long-distance crappy train with avg. speeds below 70km/h. You can't get to São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre, Recife, Fortaleza, Manaus etc. by rail from other sites (except, in some cases, from cities within the same metro area).
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Old January 24th, 2012, 12:24 AM   #53
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in addition to some of the other information listed above, memphis has just completed the terminal location for the mass transit location, which is housed in the new south mata terminal building and greyhound bus station. the facility also serves the south city bus operation. the light rail line will connect the airport to the bus terminal system, from there, the line will continue down the lamar avenue corridor and enter downtown.
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