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The Bus Rapid Transit Standard - Institute for Transportation and Development Policy

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South Carolina Department of Transportation

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Above:  the SCDOT has lots of sources of transportation, currently we are focusing  on the New comet city bus transit system. and how Columbia can do to make it a even better transit system. Inside of the  the site in the  plan 

 make it a even better  transit  system to serve our state and community better  can view and see why Columbia could create an better transit system. 

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Transit and job accessibility: an empirical study of access to competitive ...: EBSCOhost

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Authors: Tilahun, Nebiyou1

Email:   ntilahun@uic.edu
Fan, Yingling2

Email: yingling@umn.edu

 

Department of Urban Planning and Policy,

University of Illinois at Chicago,

412 S. Peoria St. Suite 254, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
2 Humphrey School of Public Affairs,

University of Minnesota, 301 19th Avenue South,

Minneapolis, MN 55455, US

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above: this study conducts analysis of  regional transit and how it affects a community and the outlook of the future of economic growth . in this way the city of Columbia could examine this view with comet and hopefully come to an agreement with comet that would benefit the future of comet transit , to better their services to provide more routes to ares that are heavily populated to draw more people to riding the bus and delivering services to those people.

 

Research says that if they  conduct a  scenario analyses and ask which population and employment growth patterns the region should follow the maximize transit accessibility for its residents. in doing this in the Columbia area , the city will benefit tremendously and become attractive for more riders to consider take thing the bus once in a while or decide to become regular riders, in doing this they will gain plenty of business causing money to grow in the transit allowing the comet bus to make even better renovations to its; bus station make thing more convenient for people to sit down in and wait patiently and comfortably for the bus. which also will increase in time in arrival , offering a fast service to their customers.

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If not rail , let's think buses.

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The Herald-Sun (Durham, NC)

 

April 24, 2006 Monday 

Final Edition

 

If rail is not to be, let's think buses

 

SECTION: EDITORIAL; Pg. A6

 

LENGTH: 389  words

 

For two big reasons, it's an auspicious moment to begin thinking seriously about improving the Triangle's bus system.

The much-anticipated regional rail system is beginning to look, sadly, as though it will amount to nothing more than a stack of expensive artist's renderings. And as of Friday, the average price for a gallon of gasoline in the Triangle was $2.91, up from $2.28 just a year ago. With prices likely to hit $3 a gallon and more, mass transit may start to look like an attractive and realistic alternative.

We should be clear that the Triangle Transit Authority's regional rail system isn't dead, but it's moribund. The TTA has what appears to be one last deadline -- Sept. 30 -- to convince federal officials that the project can meet cost effectiveness standards. We support the rail line, so it's with little joy we say the prospects aren't promising.

We support the line because this growing region needs mass transit to move commuters and travelers. Given future population projections, a couple of decades from now we will need it even more. And mass transit focuses development and discourages sprawl.

But if it's not going to be a rail line, we should be thinking about buses. The current bus system is actually many independent lines -- Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh, with the TTA buses connecting the cities. But it is often complicated and time consuming to get where you want to go by bus because of a lack of coordination between the systems.

So we're solidly behind the efforts of TTA and the Triangle J Council of Governments to find ways to help people in one city navigate the bus system of another city. We also endorse the idea of one regional call center and making the systems work efficiently for disabled riders.

At a recent meeting, Durham City Councilman Howard Clement objected that the process was leading too quickly to a consolidated bus system. We agree that a careful cost-benefit analysis is needed before radical changes occur. But down the road, a consolidated system may be just what the doctor ordered.

With its free buses, Chapel Hill has shown that affordable, well-run public transportation will attract riders. We're not saying all buses should be free. But we are saying we need to start thinking creatively and cooperatively about regional transportation options that don't run on tracks.

 

LOAD-DATE: April 25, 2006

 

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

 

PUBLICATION-TYPE: Newspaper

 

 

Copyright 2006 The Durham Herald Co.

 

 

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Monday 

Final Edition

 

Above: The Sun Durham Herald newspaper, reports from the government officials of why buses may work in city's like  Chapel Hill,north Carolina. in this viewing they explain why having a better transit that provides a free buses, could be a large impact in a city and state like Columbia , South Carolina. in doing this will  growth more interest in people riding the bus than there cars and would be great for local  malls and owners of business  

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TownOfChapelHill - YouTube

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Official Town of Chapel Hill YouTube Channel Learning, serving and working together to build a community where people thrive!
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Above : this Video Demonstrates the accuracy of a more reliable and better bus transit system creating a steady flow in business and life in the chapel Hill  city area. thus showing visually how a better  bus transit can help create growth and make life a little or easier and convenient. if Columbia's S,C new comet bus transit were more local and had more people  and support that Chapel hill, north Carolina has now, then Comet bus system could become significant and recognized  as one of the best permirer bus services in the state and country , by offering one of the most friendly and compatible bus services in the midlands, in return giving more business the benefit of the doubt, giving more customers way to there shops and buildings, area that could benefit qre places like the area of Blthyewood S,C wear the largest DMV is located giving more people more access to them than the current two that is always over crowded making business run much smoother than normal creating a fast flow of transition. 

 

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Latest local breaking news by The State Newspaper in Columbia, SC | The State

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BY DAWN HINSHAW

dhinshaw@thestate.om 

July 13, 2014 

 

Above: explains the potential of major growth in the Hopkins area and how possible it can benefit from the Columbia bus transit system. allowing this can cause a growth in job production due to the need of more buses.including the need for people having the necessary transportation they need. causing the need for  

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Will cities of the future have free public transport? - Virgin.com

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You are reading an article fromtheSmart cities series, to read more about this you can visittheseries homepage. Cities like Tallinn have introduced cost-free journeys for citizens. Other systems, like a handful in the San Francisco Bay Area have welcomed free shuttles to ferry inhabitants and visito...
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 Kbol, Ronald

Source:Machine Design.

9/19/2002,

Vol. 74 Issue 18, p14. 2/3p.Document

Type:ArticleSubjects:PUBLIC transit
COMMUTING
TRANSPORTATION
BUS travel

 

 

Above : here is a view of way's to view , how Columbia could benefit form a more frequent transit system. 

I will  use this source in my paper on how Columbia can create a better trnasit system by highlighting that this article supports the view on  

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Bus Rapid Transit in Mexico City, Istanbul, and Others reaping Rewards (EMBARQ)

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Bus Rapid Transit is proving more than just a transportation fix. EMBARQ has released data showing big reductions in air pollution and more.
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City Clock Magazine

Posted: on August 1, 2014

 

Bus Rapid Transit in Mexico City, Istanbul, and Others reaping Rewards

 

 

Above : the video demonstrates the economic benefit from the bus system in Mexico city, and how it works form them job related wise being able to keep people employed and creates opportunities for people and other businesses to make profit. in mexico city, apparently the bus system is the offspring of their economic and population flow which allows them to sustain a wealthy financial and fast moving atmosphere.

          If Columbia transit had a bus system like this in Mexico  city, located in new mexico, they would benefit tremendously form the flow of  busy  and over large population in their area. regenerating a  financial traffic and would cut employment rates tremendously, by the near and fast  approaching future, allowing people to get out and get job's that feed into a busy bus transit that can be beneficial to the people of south Carolina giving them  more job options at food restaurants, shopping malls and other interesting locations of people's interest.  , because of the more flow of  local bushiness and rapid growth. 

 

           Clock city magazine reports that 80% of accidents have been reduced  because of more people riding their buses and the Ozone their area has gotten better because of less air pollution for cars that riding their busy streets, in which (city clock Magazine )states that has reduced approximately 2,000 days of lost work due to illnesses have been prevented from  reduced air pollution from cars that surround the streets daily in Mexico city. In doing this in this way the city of Columbia and the state all together can draw rapid revenue from a transit of this sort generating millions of dollars to help people, create jobs maybe in the bus transit or to help create jobs so that people without jobs can get of assistance(welfare) and get back to work and get their life back on the right track. Plus in doing this people can mingle and  associate with other people that they don't meet when they are driving their cars, which creates social time. bus transit system can improve it's transit bu

     

     I am going to use this source in my paper on  the final major writing assignment for the example of why Columbia needs to build a better transit system .

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Fares & Pass Prices — City of Albuquerque

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Information about bus fares and transit pass prices.
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Above: The city of Albuquerque, located in New Mexico, offers a less stressful way of living and way of live by , First offering reasonable  bus fair prices that a lot of people can live with .Second is the way of  mobility, not everyone drives a car currently not every state has this luxury, for instance the city buses is the  second best  is way of ability of getting around to place to place. Albuquerque has a more convenient bus transit that offers more routes like this one rather than the minimum, thus   causing interest in the city of Albuquerque, offering more reasons to live there and more free way of options in exploring the city. Albuquerque networks states that Public transportation is a critical part in their success economic expansion and states how they are successful.   This buses system is the backbone of population growth and job creation making for a more comfortable living style in there community, which allows people to sustain a better way of living and commuting from work to home, not to also include the most reasonable bus fair giving student's a better  and  more affordable way of getting back and forth to school, in this way they are a functional transit system that will assist the city in many ways.   by a more convenient bus transit that offers more routes like this one rather than the minimum, this will  cause interest in the city of Columbia ,South Carolina who doesn't have a more convenient bus transit that reaches barley to the northeast Columbia area, and doing so  will create greater business for bus transit system and following businesses like shopping malls and area's of isolation's like  if have more reasonable routes , thus creating interest in people and more businesses relocating to those area's causing even more job expansion and need, developing a better lager busy environment and atmosphere where people can get job's and help end our high unemployment rate. also get off welfare.

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Chapel Hill Transit presents new study to public

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Chapel Hill Transit held a public workshop Wednesday to present an update on the North-South corridor study and receive input from the public on the study.
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BY SU CHO |

PUBLISHED 10/23/14 1:04AM


 

 

 

Above: the daily tar-heels news report to the public  that, separate lanes could provide  faster transit and piece of mind that passengers will be served with the, fastest transportation possible to local and regular bus riders. if Columbia, South Carolina were to create separate bus lanes,  people could get to work faster on time or early resulting in a new way that  people may be able to prevent being late to work , which will help job security for those who may have trouble getting to work on time or who's job or work place is a distance time away. resulting in increase in riders ,which will generate more business for the comet transit system, thus in future time will result in expansion of more riders.

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Latest local breaking news by The State Newspaper in Columbia, SC | The State

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BY DAWN HINSHAW

dhinshaw@thestate.com 

November 5, 2014

 

 

 

Above: during this years 2014 election for the U.S senate and house control , in south Carolina, Democrat Norman Jackson won re-election, Defeating Don Weaver a Republican who had plans in changing the outlook of the lower Richland area, if had been elected would have had plan of making the Hopkins and lower richland area grow and expand the the popularity in the area , thus  creating the need for more building and shopping places and work offices and buildings  making the lower richland area become suburanzied which would make rthe need form more buses to rotate out towards the lower richand and hopkins are more often., which would create more work and job opportunity for those who need jobs and.  but Norman Jackson and community thinks that its fine the way thinks are and says doesn't want the  projected growth . 

   

Hinsaw ,reports that Jackson thinks things are fine the way they are and that the community doesn't want change relating to the other article that and bringing suburanzation to the lower richland area.

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One of the other interesting way that the city of Columbia can create a better transit system is by adding a better way for the elderly who don't have the mobility to access a regular bus or  can't walk; is by sending a handicap bus to the comfortably of their home, making it easier for those who can't get around to their desired place. that they wish to go , in doing this would create raid growth in need for more of these handicap buses. making in one way a better bus transit.

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