Tag Archives: commute

Pittsburgh Commuter Rail Long Gone, 1942

5 Apr

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Another depressing map about things that we used to have, that leaders in all of their wisdom drove into the ground, and now we wish we had again.

South Side resident Aaron Reinard created a map that plots the old commuter rail schedules onto a Google map to show how extensive our train lines once were,┬ácolor coded with all 245 stations.┬áSchedules are from the June 1942 “Official Guide Of The Railways.”

According to Reinard, service was abandoned in 1964, making it the largest commuter rail service in the country to be completely discontinued.

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Commuter flows for workers who live in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

1 Dec

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This is a super well done map, but you have to click the link to see it in full effect.

This person used the American Community Survey Data to track where the approximately 3,000 Allegheny County workers who travel between 20 and 100 miles for work end up.

Driving 100 miles per day for work seems like hell.

Head over to the original page to see the commute in action.

 

Repost of the fab US Census Explorer – Commute Edition

1 Mar

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This damn site is just so fine, that I had to post it again. It’s fun to imagine the Mon linking up to the Al over and over for infinity.

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