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OTHER VIEWSStreetcar Plan Irresponsible and Bizarre
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The City Council's former budget chair, Paul Ostrow, issued some harsh words this weekend about a plan to divert property taxes to a streetcar line, calling it "irresponsible" and "bizarre."
OTHER VIEWSRetro Urbanists Cling to Myth of Suburban Decline
New Geography, Wendell Cox and Joel Kotkin
In the wake of the post-2008 housing bust, suburbia has become associated with many of the same ills long associated with cities, as our urban-based press corps and cultural elite cheerfully sneer at each new sign of decline.
OTHER VIEWSWebsite Shows San Francisco Transit History
In the nearly century and a half since San Francisco's first cable car completed its inaugural run down Clay Street, the city's public transit system has become as embedded in San Francisco's very fabric as sourdough bread, the Golden Gate Bridge or the omnipresent blanket of fog.