San Antonio Transportation Case Study

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Background Transportation services are a must when it comes to major cities. It helps the crowds of immense density to move together and more effectively to get everybody where they need to be. A big improvement was made when linked streetcars were introduced. It seems as if a machine that is run off electricity and can get through a mile in a little more than a minute was established not to long ago, but the streetcar has actually been around since the late 1890’s. They have been around since and are still one of the most effective ways of getting large amount of people anywhere in the city. That is only a few of the benefits it contains. One of the most prestigious and most known streetcar networks is that of the city of San Francisco, in California. The streetcars have added to the cities identity and when San Francisco is mentioned people tend to automatically think streetcars/cable cars. San Francisco’s streetcar network can carry more than 13,000 passengers per hour during rush hour and 173,000 passengers on the weekdays. Ed Reiskin, the SFMTA Director of Transportation adds on to the statement about, the amount of people who ride the streetcars, by saying, “This goes to show that while people come from all over the world to ride these vehicles, there are thousands of San Franciscans who rely on this line for their daily commute.” Showing that maybe without this streetcar network, the city would not flow so effectively. San Francisco has embraced the popularity that they have with the streetcars and it still has been and still provides beneficial dividends for the city and the people. A city that is in the works of rebuilding a streetcar network is Washington D.C. As a city that is growing in population each year, this network system of transportation would allow the city traffic flow of people to improve. Washington D.C used to have a network, but they…...

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