Hollywood Doesn't Need Tall Buildings, Especially These
Los Angeles Times
On Thursday, the city's planning commission is likely to consider a development proposal that will affect the lives of everyone who lives in Hollywood or passes through it on the Hollywood Freeway, one of the most congested in the nation.
Mountain View Council Walks Back Traffic Reduction Goal
San Jose Mercury News
The Mountain View City Council backed away Tuesday from its earlier position that no new net vehicle trips should result from future development in the North Bayshore Area and instead set its sights on lowering the drive-alone rate from 62 percent to 45 percent by 2030.
Markets a Third Way to Affordable Housing
The Greater Marin
It's no secret that the cost to buy or rent a home in the Bay Area is extremely high and rising. Thanks to a regional economic rebound and renewed interest in the kind of walkable living that defines San Francisco, demand for Bay Area housing is at a high.
First Map of LA is Older Than You Think
Maps help a city comprehend itself and to chart its future and reflect on its past. Commonly cited as the first cartographic representation of Los Angeles, "Los Angeles City Map No. 1" from 1849 combines an honest accounting of the layout of buildings and public streets with a projection of the newly American city's future
Tracks News - In this section you'll find news from cities around the country as well as interviews and general reporting on issues. It might be from a newspaper or a blog, but it counts as news.
Fort Worth: Locating Stations May Determine HSR Future
Fort Worth Star Telegram
The fate of a proposal to build a high-speed rail line connecting Dallas-Fort Worth to Houston may rest on whether North Texas leaders can agree on where to put a station...
Kansas City: Commuter Rail Plans Off for Now
Kansas City Star
Jackson County's commuter rail proposal has suddenly stalled out, ending for now County Executive Mike Sanders' hope of having a sales tax…
Jeff Wood, Reconnecting America's New Media Director and Chief Cartographer, collects news stories and blog posts about transit and transit-oriented development from around the country and posts them at TheDirectTransfer.com. Jeff then takes the top 10 articles in each of five categories and sends that out as Other Side of the Tracks email newsletter. The content of that email is then posted here.