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: Why Are Trains Slower Today Than 20's?
Technological progress is usually considered a given. Think of the titters when you see Michael Douglas in Wall Street walking on the beach with a bricklike mobile phone. Then, it was thrilling, almost illicit-Gekko can call Bud Fox from the beach. Now, the average 12-year-old has a far superior phone: smaller, camera-equipped, location-aware, filled with games and a library of music, and so on. We've seen vast improvements in just a few decades, which means the gulf between now and, say, the 1920s seems almost unimaginable.....
Toronto: War on Cars
Dallas: Route Change Could Mess Up City Plans
Dallas Morning News
Irving leaders are hopping mad about last-minute changes DART may make to the Orange Line that will connect Dallas and the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport....
Denver: Transportation Future
Certainly, there's never enough money for roads and mass transit. The old ways of paying for transportation are flawed, and the new ways risk freaking out the Luddites. But for the sake of conversation, forget about the lack of revenue and the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights for awhile. Because even if lawmakers suddenly found the money, there is still the problem of how best to spend it...
Blogosphere: A Tale of Two IHOPs
Politics of Place
loves me some IHOP. The place is delicious. Did you know they actually put pancake batter in their omelets to make them fluffier? It's true. I went to IHOP twice this week, and I think they speak to a very interesting situation....