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.
National: Tax Hikes Nationally For Transport
U.S. cities and states will need to raise or create taxes and increase fees for high-speed rail and other transport links as private investors will play only a limited role, a regional planning expert said on Wednesday.....
National: The End of Car Culture?
Blogosphere: Montreal to Electrify Commuter Rail
Raise the Hammer
Quebec's Cyberpresse reports (please let me know if I've mis-translated) that Montreal's Metropolitan Transport Agency (AMT) is announcing the planned electrificiation of its suburban commuter rail system, scheduled to start in two years....
Oregon: Mayor Going Car Free After Accident
As you've probably heard, Portland Mayor Sam Adams is looking for a new ride after crashing his GMC pickup into a turning Subaru at Jantzen Beach on Sunday. But don't expect to see the mayor shopping local car lots anytime soon. Following in the smaller carbon footprints of Berkeley, Calif., Mayor Tom Bates, Adams says he's giving up driving for at least a month. "I'm going to try it," he said....
Blogosphere: Fears Grow About Senator Boxer
California Senator Barbara Boxer will be at the center of a battle over whether or not the reauthorization of the transportation bill will address the global warming impacts of transportation, given her Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee is responsible for writing much of the bill's language. Any chance of reforming the transportation bill, which advocates are clamoring for, will require deft political maneuvering to mollify ranking committee member Senator James Inhofe...