Talking Headways Podcast: A Rail~Volution History

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This week we’re back at the 2019 Rail~Volution conference in Vancouver, where we chatted with GB Arrington and Steve Dotterer about the early days of the conference and what it’s meant to transportation in the United States over the last 25 years. They also tell stories about conferences past from when Al Gore came to Portland to having to move the conference date due to 9/11. Join us for a look at the past and the future.

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French Flair and Bullet Trains at Rail~Volution’s California Day

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The Rail~Volution conference at the San Francisco Hyatt concluded yesterday with three hours of presentations and break-out meetings about California High-Speed Rail. The focus: how to build the communities we want around HSR stations in Los Angeles, San Jose and Fresno. An important part of that was to learn from the experts: the French designers […]

Rail~Volution: All-Things-Rail Conference Comes to San Francisco

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Some 1,200 planners, engineers, managers and transit journalists crowded into the San Francisco Hyatt Regency this week for the Rail~Volution conference. From the conference press release: The…conference brings together thought leaders and innovators to discuss the relationship between public transit and land-use, examine best practices in transit-oriented development, and look at how to maintain diversity […]

Guest Editorial: An Open Letter to Mayor Ed Lee About Transbay

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Dear Mr. Mayor: Thanks for the world’s most expensive bus stop. Last week your administration announced a plan to connect Caltrain and California High Speed Rail to the Transbay Transit Center and remove I-280. It’s exactly the sort of bold thinking that people want from their mayor. It would “open up land for housing, connect […]