The Urbanist

The future of US transportation

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25 March 2021

Episode 493

30 minutes


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With a new administration in residence at the White House and cities beginning to recover from the pandemic, is there some hope on the horizon for transport in the United States?

25 March 2021

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Chapter 1

4 minutes


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Chapter 1

Amtrak Joe

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Carlota Rebelo ponders why the Biden administration could ignite a love affair with passenger rail.

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Chapter 2

9 minutes


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Chapter 2

Rail in the USA

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Nicol Brewin from the Railway Supply Institute discusses some of the positives ahead for the railways of America.

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Chapter 3

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Chapter 3

Transbay Transit Centre

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Peter Albert describes a new hub in the city that is providing a meeting place for more than just the city’s transit.

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Chapter 4

8 minutes


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Chapter 4

Pump to Plug

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Yan Krymsky from Perkins & Will Los Angeles shares some thoughts on how to upcycle the soon-to-be-redundant gas stations of the city.

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