Speaking of new trains, yesterday afternoon I caught my first glimpse of a new Siemens S70 on a burn-in run in Rainier Valley. Nice big windows on those new trains! The project combined an existing EMU commuter line needing modernization with use of a new Champlain bridge that was built intending to add rail and a badly needed tie-in to the airport which is near the existing trunk line. Important pieces combined to make a nice project.
The novelty of carsharing as an alternative to private car in dense urban areas raises a number of questions regarding the logistics of operating a carsharing networks. The number of members in carsharing networks has been growing at a fast rate in the last years. This increase was accompanied by more complex problems due to changes in the demand and limitations in supply. This study seeks to determine the factors affecting vehicle usage and availability in the Communauto carsharing network in Montreal, Quebec. Using data provided by the carsharing operator, a multilevel regression model concentrating on vehicle usage and a logistic regression model concentrating on vehicle availability were devised.
Download yours for free. Learn about Vegetal i. Established in as Montreal City Passenger Railway Company, it has grown to comprise four metro lines with a total of 68 stations, as well as over bus routes and 23 night routes. Due to the increased demand for public transit, the STM needed a new transport centre to accommodate its growing fleet.