My post on the Sun's Community of Interest blog: Kevin Libin has apparently never heard of an electric trolley bus. Otherwise he wouldn't have written a story that advises "Save the Environment: Don't Take Transit."... Read On
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation received final approval Monday night from the D.C. Zoning Commission to move forward with its plans to transform the landscape of a Northeast Washington neighborhood by building a multimillion-dollar, transit-oriented development in Fort Totten. .. Read On
Everyone should know how to respond to stories like this, because they'll keep coming. From Kevin Libin at Canada's National Post, an article called 'Save the Environment: Don't Take Transit." It quotes the usual suspects, but it still needs a clear response:... Read On
Reconnecting America CEO John Robert Smith participated in a live webinar Dec. 14 discussing "Conservatives and Public Transit." Joining Smith in the webinar was William Lind, co-author of "Moving Minds: Conservatives and Public Transportation." The webinar was hosted by Transportation for America.
Also on the panel were Bill Millar, president of the American Public Transortation Assocation and Sam Staley, a critic of mass transit who serves as the Reason Foundation's director of urban and land use policy.
The book by pro-public transit conservatives Lind and the late Paul Weyrich was the starting point for the discussion. The book can be purchased here.
To view the full webinar, click on the image.
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Busy bus stops and rail stations have long been magnets for business, attracting eateries, stores and services to places where critical masses of transit riders congregate. Now a few savvy merchants are setting up shop in 21st century transit facilities - suburban park-and-ride lots...
When I look back at this year, from a transport perspective, I guess overall the feeling is that "things were turning into a mess, but largely they've been sorted out". Electrification's still happening, integrated ticketing's still happening, there's an investigation into the CBD Rail Tunnel underway, funding for Project DART is continuing, and so forth..... Read On
The Utah Transit Authority should be heartily congratulated on more than ten successful years of improving commuter rail service along the Wasatch Front. UTA has led the movement to change our thinking and behavior to one of cultural and social responsibility for the environment by making better transportation choices.... Read On
A few weeks ago, Stephen Rees Blog in Vancouver ran an interesting piece on the effect of the new Canada Line (the one connecting Vancouver Airport and Richmond to downtown) on local shopping neighbourhoods. Since bus service on the former surface routes has been cut, merchants are concerned that they get less walk-in trade from bus passengers..... >Read On
Southern Dallas is poised to grow, and the time has come for private investors to jump in, Mayor Tom Leppert told a crowd gathered at Gilley's on Thursday morning. The tax base there has grown at a faster clip than the rest of the city, crime is down and public money is streaming in, he said.... Read On
Metra Rail officials and mayors from four Northwest suburbs presented their plans for development near planned Metra STAR Line stations Tuesday, Dec. 8, including Arlington Hts.' ambitious long-term $100 million redevelopment plan.... Read On