Twin Cities Lines bravely fights the competition late in the game.
Twin City Lines streetcar ad, 1938. pic.twitter.com/rfIjTPanps
— Andy Gifford (@andygifford) October 26, 2014
Saw this on The Transportationist.
Not many details and I don’t care to go digging, but I see it’s trainsets and a maintenance facility. I hope it’s a “DBM” (or even “DBOM”) project. Having one company design, build, and maintain the equipment gives the manufacturer strong incentive to make the trainsets reliable. At least that’s the idea.
The INRIX report makes several other basic errors. It describes traffic congestion as “gridlock,” a greatly abused term. Gridlock refers to a specific situation in which vehicles in a network are totally stuck due to clogged intersections. It almost never occurs.
I’ve only just started following Litman. I should have followed him sooner, I think. I can’t imagine that gridlock has actually ever happened in Oklahoma.
As is often the case, Jarrett Walker talks sense about transit and has some thoughts on streetcar-before-bus systems. OKC, pay attention!