Tomorrow evening here in Rochester, our city's very active and helpful transportation advocacy group, Reconnect Rochester, will screen Canadian Stephen Low's brief (46 minutes) documentary entitled "The Trolley." We had the good fortune to see this film in an IMAX theater in Ottawa last year, and Low tells a powerful tale of trolleys as essential … Continue reading A Double Decker Surprise
Despite the bad news about cars and the cities they have ruined, we can report that we saw some amazing transit systems during our recent walkabout. Okay fellow transit nerds, herewith, three examples. In Hong Kong, we delighted in riding the double-decker streetcars. The system, now over 100 years old, is wholly owned by a … Continue reading A Busman’s Holiday
Hong Kong - a subway extension. Tianjin, two hours from Beijing, before and later, after. The arrow on the drawing, below, indicates the building, a ship terminal, above. Singapore - a subway extension. And Phuket - phooey.