The Other Side Of The Tracks
All the Transit and TOD News That's Fit to Print or Blog
These links to news stories and blog posts about transit and TOD are collected daily by Jeff Wood, Reconnecting America's GIS specialist and a passionate transit advocate. Jeff's entire post plus commentary is sent by email to members of Reconnecting America (to join visit our Get Connected page); the first five articles of his daily post (which sometimes contains as many as two dozen links) are available here to nonmembers without his commentary.
Seattle: Northgate Grows Up
Research: New H+T Website Update!
Center for Neighborhood Technology
Miami: Don't Cut Tri-Rail
The proposed cuts to Tri-Rail service defy common sense. Ridership on the three-county commuter rail is way up, and there is no sign that will change as the recession drags on and gas prices edge up again.
Yet the three county commissions that fund the train -- Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach -- are cutting their annual appropriations in October. The other cause for the drastic service cuts is that the Legislature this year failed to approve a dedicated revenue source for the train...
Seattle: West Coast HSR
Enduring a 90-minute wait to cross the U.S.-Canada border on Tuesday, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson had time to reflect on the need to link Northwest cities with fast, frequent rail service. "Today, we drove. If there were a train, we'd have been on it: High-speed rail is a no-brainer for me," Robertson told a small Seattle dinner that night...
Cleveland: Audio Show, Cleveland's BRT
As American cities increasingly look to expand their transit options — but keep costs low — many planners are looking at Bus Rapid Transit, or BRT. The city of Cleveland, Ohio, launched a BRT, called the Health Line, about six months ago with two promises. The first: better, more efficient public transit on an important city artery. The second promise was more nebulous: that the BRT would provide an economic boost to the city’s depressed downtown. In WNYC’s look at BRTs around the world, Reporter Dan Moulthrop takes a look at how it’s going in Cleveland.