Tag Archives: railroads

The Town That Was Moved Four Times!


The first of our new “Frontier Towns” series is about the historic Great Plains town of Julesburg, Colorado. At the crossroads of multiple important and historic transcontinental routes lies the quaint Great Plains town of Julesburg, Colorado. This classic western … Continue reading

Posted in Active transportation, adaptive reuse, architecture, bicycling, Biking, branding, cities, civics, commerce, culture, downtown, economic development, economic gardening, entertainment, environment, film, fun, geography, historic preservation, history, infrastructure, land use, Maps, movies, nature, Passenger rail, place names, placemaking, planning, rail, Railroads, recreation, rivers/watersheds, signs, Small business, sustainability, theaters, topography, tourism, Trade, trails, transportation, Travel, urban planning, Welcome | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

North America’s newest intermodal railroad facilities – update #2


As a follow-up to the September 27, 2012, post on those cities with the most intermodal rail facilities in North America, here is a list of some of newest and most advanced intermodal rail facilities that have come on-line over the past … Continue reading

Posted in Active transportation, airports, Alternative transportation, Canada, cities, commerce, Communications, economic development, environment, geography, infrastructure, land use, logistics, Maps, North America, planning, rail, Railroads, spatial design, Statistics, transportation, urban planning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

When the node breaks…put logic back into logistics


I am writing everyone from a hotel room near the Denver and from my gate Denver International Airport. In case you didn’t see the update to the last post, my dream ride on the California Zephyr ended before it ever … Continue reading

Posted in Active transportation, air travel, airport planning, airports, aviation, Bus transportation, Canada, Cars, cities, commerce, Communications, Economy, environment, geography, history, infrastructure, land use, logistics, Maps, nature, North America, Passenger rail, planning, product design, rail, seasons, spatial design, tourism, transportation, Travel, weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

California Zephyr dreamin’…on such a winter’s day


Greetings from Boulder, Colorado, everyone! This evening I will be boarding Amtrak’s California Zephyr in Denver for the trip back east into the polar vortex. Not to say it’s not plenty cold and snowy here, but in comparison to what … Continue reading

Posted in Active transportation, cities, commerce, culture, environment, fun, geography, history, infrastructure, Ireland, land use, Maps, music, Passenger rail, rail, seasons, sustainability, tourism, transportation, Travel, UK, weather | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

India railway map/Nations with most railway miles


Above is a cool 2013 railway map of India. For a little end of the year statistical trivia, below is a list of the 50 nations with the most railway mileage. United   States 224,792 (2011) China 98,000 (2012) Russia … Continue reading

Posted in Active transportation, Asia, commerce, Communications, economic development, fun, geography, government, history, India, infrastructure, land use, logistics, Maps, Passenger rail, planning, rail, spatial design, Statistics, technology, tourism, transportation, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mapping Atlanta’s train traffic


Got to admit that I had never seen this kind of map before stumbling across it recently. While common for streets and highways, I cannot recall an average daily train traffic map. It is a very useful and interesting  map of Atlanta, Georgia … Continue reading

Posted in Active transportation, cities, commerce, Communications, economic development, geography, government, history, infrastructure, land use, logistics, Passenger rail, planning, rail, spatial design, States, Statistics, technology, transportation, Travel, urban planning, zoning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Riding the rails to/from college


Below is a list of college cities and towns and their fiscal year 2013 AMTRAK ridership data. Very large central cities with a 2010 Census population exceeding 500,000 (like New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Los Angeles, Fort Worth, Austin, … Continue reading

Posted in Active transportation, Advocacy, cities, climate change, Communications, education, energy, environment, geography, infrastructure, land use, logistics, Passenger rail, planning, pollution, rail, schools, spatial design, Statistics, sustainability, transportation, Travel, urban planning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shush! – you’ve entered a railroad quiet zone


Following yesterday’s list of the states with the most and least number of railroad quiet zones, at the end of this blogpost is a list of those metropolitan areas in the United States with the most quiet zones. Texas has four metropolitan areas … Continue reading

Posted in Active transportation, cities, civility, commerce, Communications, environment, geography, health, humanity, infrastructure, land use, logistics, nature, North America, Passenger rail, peace, planning, pollution, rail, spatial design, Statistics, sustainability, technology, Trade, transportation, Travel, urban planning, zoning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Railroad quiet zones – state leaders and laggards


At the end of this post are lists of the leading and lagging states, based on the number of railroad quiet zones that have been established. At the present time there are a total of 570 quiet zones designated in … Continue reading

Posted in Active transportation, cities, civility, commerce, environment, geography, health, infrastructure, land use, logistics, Passenger rail, placemaking, planning, pollution, product design, rail, States, Statistics, sustainability, technology, transportation, Travel, urban planning, zoning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bring rail transit to Detroit Metro Airport – NOW!


With one of the most modern midfield terminals (McNamara Terminal) in the nation, Detroit Metropolitan Airport has much to be proud of. This magnificent structure impresses nearly everyone who uses it. Among its seriously cool features is the elevated internal … Continue reading

Posted in Active transportation, Advocacy, air travel, airport planning, airports, aviation, Cars, cities, commerce, culture, economic development, geography, infrastructure, land use, Passenger rail, placemaking, planning, rail, spatial design, technology, tourism, Trade, transit, transportation, urban planning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments