Blogosphere - In this section you'll find commentary, opinion and editorials from blogs and newspapers around the country. The opinions expressed in these blogs do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Reconnecting America.
Blogosphere: New York Becomes Ungridlocked
Back in February 2009, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that, in three months' time, New York City would permanently close Broadway to car and truck traffic in Times Square and Herald Square. The plan would "ease traffic congestion throughout the Midtown grid," the mayor said...
Blogosphere: Saving a Transit System and Turning Tides
T4 America Blog
Last month, the citizens of Baton Rouge, LA, voted to raise…
Tracks News - In this section you'll find news from cities around the country as well as interviews and general reporting on issues. It might be from a newspaper or a blog, but it counts as news.
Maryland: Governor May Try for Sales Tax Increase
Gov. Martin O'Malley says he still hopes to convince the legislature to raise money for highway and transit projects - possibly by adding another penny to Maryland's six-percent sales tax and dedicating the extra revenue to transportation...
Norfolk: Councilmembers Want Nov Election for LRT
Two councilmen want the City Council to decide as early as next week whether to…
In Iraq where renovating a single street can take years, government plans for a multi-billion dollar high-speed train to rival Japan's bullet train have been greeted with skepticism by many Iraqis struggling to get even basic electricity services... Read On
An Alstom spokesman confirmed to the BBC it had signed a "memorandum of understanding" with Iraqi officials as a first step in the project. The line would also connect with the cities of Karbala and Najaf... Read On