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Welcome To Our New Intern, Mark Remillard

For the past year, Curbing Cars has been delighted to showcase the talents of young journalists, like Matt Varcak and Adam Rubenfire. Now, we welcome our first summer intern, Mark Remillard. Mark isn’t your typical intern. He’s already a familiar … Continue reading

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5 Things On A City’s Shopping List For a New Transit System

By Matthew Varcak Jeff Doble is playing a key role in the future of one of the world’s most dynamic cities, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is designing the new Riyadh Metro System and Bus Rapid Transit System — the largest … Continue reading

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Inside The Future Of Public Transit Design

By Matthew Varcak A public transit system does more than just get people from point A to point B. “Cities can be defined by transit systems,” said Jeff Doble, director of transportation design for the Vancouver office of Perkins+Will. “A … Continue reading

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Can Trains Go Farther In Michigan?

By Matthew Varcak Michigan is seemingly divided into two unequal sections, and that doesn’t just mean the Upper and Lower Peninsulas. When it comes to passenger rail service, the bottom half of the Lower Peninsula is serviced by three major … Continue reading

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A Stat To Ponder: Millennials And Driving

By Micheline Maynard US PIRG, the advocacy group that has been studying the decline in driving, sent us a copy of their latest study. It looks at the role that universities are playing in creating more-walkable communities, and reducing their … Continue reading

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Getting Around On Maui, Where Locals Want More Transit Options

In this two-part report, Curbing Cars intern Matt Varcak transports us away from dreary weather and takes us to Hawaii, a surprising hot spot for public transportation. Today, he looks at Maui. By Matthew Varcak Hawaii’s third most populous island, … Continue reading

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A Growing Demand For Public Transit: How People Get Around In Hawaii

In this two-part report, Curbing Cars intern Matt Varcak lifts us out of the weather doldrums and takes us to Hawaii, a surprising hot spot for public transportation. By Matthew Varcak If you visit the Hawaiian Islands, you will likely … Continue reading

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In Michigan, Redesigning A Campus For People, Bikes And Cars

In our latest student-written story, Curbing Cars intern Matthew Varcak at Central Michigan University looks at plans to redesign the campus for every kind of transportation use. By Matthew Varcak If you say Mount Pleasant to anyone in Michigan, the … Continue reading

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