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TRANSPORTATION
Do I have to use a car to go everywhere?
LET YOUR PARENTS KNOW
WHERE YOU ARE

 So as we start to look at how easily we can move about
  the town, the state and the nation, it is imperative that




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  you stay connected with your parents.
 Let them know your departure and arrival times.
  Whether going to a friends, the library, or across town
  they should know.

   Parent/Student Safety Agreement
GETTING FROM POINT A TO POINT B

   If everyone in this class went home today and asked




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    their parent to drive them to the mall would that be a
    good thing?

   What are your options?
MODES OF TRANSPORTATION
   Mass Transit
     Bus




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     Subway
     Train

 Walking and Bikes
 Cabs/Carpooling?

 Go METRO?



   SAFETY
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WHAT IS AVAILABLE TO YOU
RULES FOR METRO – MASS TRANSIT
 What are the rules for taking the school bus?
 What are the rules if you take the metro to school?




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BIKE SAFETY RULES
 Law requires you where a helmet
 Which side of the road?




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 Signals?
CITY OF LOS ANGELES
– GREEN TAXI ORDINANCE
INTERNET RESEARCH




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   SF
     http://2sustain.com/2008/04/cabs-finally-going-from-yellow-
      to-green.html
     http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-
      bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/03/04/BA1BVD1KH.DTL
   LA
WHY DO WE CARE?
   Is there math involved




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   NEED DATA

   http://www.publictransportation.org/calculators/carbon_08.asp

   http://www.publictransportation.org/contact/stories/calculator_08.asp



   Resources for us
    http://www.publictransportation.org/contact/go_green/default.asp
TALE OF TWO CITIES
   Washington DC Metropolitan Area (wmata.com)




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   Los Angeles Metropolitan Area (metro.net)




   Additional cities that overlap
     Santa Monica http://www.bigbluebus.com/
     Orange County http://www.octa.net/
     San Diego http://www.sdcommute.com/
WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY
OPERATES FIVE RAIL LINES

  http://www.wmata.com/rail/maps/map.cfm
  click link for Google interactive map




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 Red Line · Glenmont to Shady Grove
 Orange Line · New Carrolton to Vienna/Fairfax-GMU
 Blue Line · Franconia-Springfield to Largo Town Center
 Green Line · Branch Avenue to Greenbelt
 Yellow Line · Huntington to Fort Totten
LA COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
IS DIVIDED INTO FIVE SECTIONS

                       http://www.metro.net/images/ss_map.gif




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WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY –
WHERE DO YOU EXIT?
   So one of the most important thing to know for
    convenience is that the rail stations span several blocks




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    in DC and many other areas. You can save enormous
    amounts of time and walking if you exit the station on
    the correct side.
WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY –
TASK 1
   Your task is to use maps.google.com and the
    wmata.com to determine the best route to get from the




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Smithsonian’s
Natural History Museum       to      the National Zoo.
SMITHSONIAN’S
NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM TO THE NATIONAL ZOO.

please find the websites for each location




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 Find floor plans and entrances

 Go to http://www.mnh.si.edu/visit/maps.htm

  this map is movable, find the two metro entrances,
  one is on the mall
  also note that the national zoo is part of the Smithsonian
LA COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
TASK 2 GETTING THERE

 A. Using the socaltransport plan a trip from your house




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  to a local sporting event of your choosing.
 http://socaltransport.org/



   B. Using the socaltransport plan a trip from your house
    to a local college.

   What is the difference between the Metro busses and
    the DASH busses?
LOS ANGELES TO SAN DIEGO
CHALLENGE - ON ONE METRO CARD
 The Metro in southern California is interconnected and
  it is possible to travel all three counties (LA, OC, SD) with




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  one
 Los Angeles

 Orange County          http://www.octa.net/
 San Diego      http://www.sdcommute.com/
SAN FRANSCISCO (THE BAY AREA)
San Francisco County Transportation Authority
http://www.sfcta.org/




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http://www.sfcta.org/content/view/343/181/




   http://www.sfmta.com/
   “MUNI”                          http://tripplanner.transit.511.org/




   http://www.bart.gov/            http://www.caltrain.com/
   “BART”
GOOGLE IT!
   http://www.google.com/transit/




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GOOGLE TRANSIT - NYC STYLE
   So google ocassional features trip tickets of sorts




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   1. The Met to the Mets

   2. St. Marks to St. John the Divine

   3. Koreatown to Chinatown
ACTION
WILL YOU BE THE ONE?


    In Washington DC employees are subsidize to encourage




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
    metro use
     Federal employees receive metro/transit cards that are
      credited to provide for free compute to and from work
     Non-federal organizations and companies can receive
      incentive programs and give their employees far to and from
      work
   Make your transportation mass transit
       1 more day a week
       1 more day a month

								
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