Talking Headways Podcast: All Things London Transport, With Ian Brown

This week we’re chatting with Ian Brown, former managing director for London Rail. Ian discusses everything London transport, including congestion pricing; constructing, financing; and making the case for the massive Crossrail project; bus operations; cycling; operations contracts; and even contactless fare payment systems.

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New “Bike Boxes” Send Cyclists to the Front of the Line

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Ian Dutton of the Houston Street bike safety initiative snapped these photographs of yet another never-before-seen street design feature here in New York City. This is what’s called a "Bike Box" at the  intersection of W. 9th St. and Sixth Ave. Bike boxes allow cyclists approaching the intersection with a red signal to position themselves […]

Talking Headways Podcast: Land Value Capture and Transit

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For this week's podcast we return to the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Montreal. This session on land value capture features Julian Ware of Transport for London, Sharon Liu of Hong Kong’s MTR, and Iain Dobson of Strategic Regional Research Associates in Toronto. Each gives their perspective on how land value capture relates to transport development.

Talking Headways Podcast: Transatlantic Part 2 — London

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This week I chat again with Jonn Ellege of CityMetric (catch up on part one, if you haven't listened yet). This time it’s my turn to interview and we cover a lot of ground. We talk about major London transit projects including Crossrail and high speed rail, how Transport for London is regulating Uber, what’s happening to the buses on Oxford Street, and more.

An Orszag-ian Principle: Transportation Reform is Health Reform

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During the Washington budget debate earlier this year, a phrase widely attributed to White House budget director Peter Orszag was rolling off many a reporter’s keyboard: "Health reform is entitlement reform." Orszag’s idea, in a nutshell, is that controlling the nation’s skyrocketing health care costs, which are fueled in part by the obesity epidemic, would […]