Jan 03, 2012
Economics, Thought Experiments

Thought Experiment: The Cost of Multi-modality

Whether we’re talking about Light Rail, Urban Gondolas, Monorails or PRT systems, I’ve recently begun to hear an argument against multimodal transit systems that I’ve yet to hear before: The cost. From a transit agency accountant or city finance perspective, multi-modality is nice in principle but incredibly costly to implement. Let’ s walk through this...

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Aug 30, 2011
Light Rail & Streetcars, Medellin MetroCable

Medellin to Build Two Urban Gondolas – Integrated Into A Light Rail Line!

Metro de Medellin is in no rush to slow down. The transit agency of this Colombian metropolis has been expanding their public transportation system at breakneck speeds for the past 15 years and things just continue apace. The agency recently released plans for their Corredores Verdes (Green Corridor) Light Rail/Tram plan. Their approach is a...

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