Calgary Does Suburban Transit Right: Episode 34

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Canada is built different (tm). Calgary's history resulted in a dense downtown and the flattest of sprawl, yet through the magic of Actually Running Decent Service, their transit system gets high ridership and impressive farebox recovery. The ever-expanding CTrain, paired with the Blue Arrow-now-modern BRT, is an excellent example of a world-class light rail system.


References & notes

  1. [1] Mass Transit: MTA unveils first R211 open gangway subway trains
  2. [2] amNewYork: Woman takes fatal fall while walking between subway cars on Upper West Side: NYPD
  3. [3] Mass Transit: UK: British rail strikes could last until 2026, union boss warns
  4. [4] Wikipedia: CTrain
  5. [5] Wikipedia: List of North American light rail systems by ridership
  6. [6] Wikipedia: Calgary Transit
  7. [7] Calgary Transit: History
  8. [8] The Gauntlet: The City of Calgary's Transit History
  9. [9] David A. Wyatt: All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems
  10. [10] Wikipedia: Green Line (Calgary)
  11. [11] The City of Calgary: Public Transit plan and budget
  12. [12] Calgary Transit: LRT Station, Bus Terminal and System Maps
  13. [13] Calgary Herald: Calgary Transit sees staff shortages, service reductions amid Omicron wave
  14. [14] Calgary Transit to focus on frequency over coverage in proposed strategy update
  15. [15] Wikipedia: Calgary
  16. [16] Google Maps Satellite: Calgary
  17. [17] Green Line LRT