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Douglas Funke

President, Citizens for Regional Transit in Buffalo, NY

"It was a streetcar network that reached into all the nooks and crannies of Buffalo."

In The Case for Transit from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, President of Citizens for Regional Transit (CRT) in Buffalo, NY, Doug Funke, recalls the days of efficient streetcar transportation in Buffalo, New York and advocates for improving the current public transportation challenges in the Buffalo Niagara region. The 1950's and 1960's saw a decline in public transport and a car-focused lifestyle with pockets of transit isolation. Funke and the CRT advocate for a return to a more climate-friendly and sustainable approach to public transportation. 

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Transportation Equity in Bangkok

@ VOL 5 ON JUL 09, 2012

Joshua Monethi surveys the issue of public transportation in Bangkok; the economic and social implications that the current system creates for city-dwellers, and the potential for equitable change.

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Wellness by Design

@ VOL 1 ON JUN 28, 2013

Matthew Ridgway traces the many trends influencing new transportation development, and how increased population density, declining car use, and a return to full service neighborhoods ultimately signals good things for our jobs, health, and the American middle class.

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Transit Design

@ VOL 28 ON JUN 13, 2013

Jeff Doble is an architecht and designer, and has always loved urban design and planning. Here he tells us about two of his projects, in both Vancouver and Riyadh, and the factors that go into planning and designing each station in order to encourage more people to use public transit. 

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At the Crossroads of Art and Science: Transport in 30 Years

@ VOL 4 ON NOV 29, 2013

As Director of Transportation in Richmond, Victor Wei spends his professional life pondering the future of all movement within the city. He discusses the symbiotic relationship of art and engineering, and expounds upon his projections for Richmond's bright future.


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Transit Goals

@ VOL 21 ON AUG 11, 2016

Join Ryan Turbeville as we take a look at creative ideas to inspire solving Nashville's transit issues. 

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Lightspeed in Edmonton

@ VOL 26 ON SEP 29, 2016

"For something that's affordable, a mature technology, and the next generation of energy infrastructure, this is something that makes a ton of sense."

In Lightspeed in Edmonton at PechaKucha Night Edmonton Vol. 26,  Progress Alberta's Duncan Kinney argues for a significant leap towards sustainable transit infrastructure and shares why he's helping build movement to encourage the Edmonton to procure enough renewable energy to power our Light Rail Transit system.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017.

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Halifax Transit

@ VOL 23 ON FEB 02, 2017

Ross Grant is a community planner who fell in love with public transit. Sadly, the relationship turned sour when he realized that his local transit network was letting him down. He believes that transit networks have enormous potential to do more than just move people- they can support our arts, culture and activities.

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Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project

@ VOL 19 ON MAY 23, 2017

Luis Loria is interested in green transport. He has spent the last few years researching the Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project – Europe’s largest hydrogen bus fleet. He believes this project has lots to teach us about the use of Low Emission Buses and he shares some of those lessons with us.  

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A Case for Bus Rapid Transit in Edmonton

@ VOL 29 ON OCT 24, 2017

Anand Pye builds a intriguing case for bus rapid transit as a efficient, cost-effective, and less invasive alternative for Edmonton and other big cities hoping to better circulate their citizens.