Well, folks, the prospects of New York Congressman Anthony Weiner being a serious contender for Mayor of New York City have grown rather dim in the last ten days, but I thought I'd take this moment of, um, attention to talk about the politics of bike lanes and the 2013 Mayor's race... Read On
Many US cities have recently built or approved light-rail systems to combat congestion, sprawl, and pollution. Critics questions light rail’s ability to generate ridership in low-density, automobile-oriented, polycentric US cities with smaller downtowns. Proponents counter that sufficient numbers of homes and workplaces have convenient access to stations via walking, park-and-ride, or bus to develop feasible corridors connecting major residential areas with suburban concentrations of employment and the CBD. With this in mind, we used multiple regression to determine factors that contribute to higher light-rail ridership. Cross-sectional data on average weekday boardings were collected for the year 2000 for 268 stations in nine US cities representing a variety of urban settings. The results showed the importance of land use and accessibility. Employment, population, and percent renters within walking distance, as well as bus lines, park-and-ride spaces, and centrality,…
"As mayor of one of America's most vibrant cities, Anthony Foxx knows firsthand that investing in world-class infrastructure is vital to creating good jobs and ensuring American businesses can grow and compete in the global economy." Read On
I commend the US Senate for its unanimous vote to confirm Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx as the next Secretary of Transportation. Foxx will bring an invaluable perspective on the needs of local governments to the federal department responsible for transportation policies that affect every American.
Secretary Foxx understands that transportation comes in many modes, and that they're each integral to the economic strength of a region. As mayor, Foxx saw first-hand the role that transportation choices play as the backbone of economic development and the creation of resilient cities and regions. He made efficient and innovative transportation investment the centerpiece of Charlotte's job creation and economic recovery efforts.
Under Foxx's predecessor, Ray LaHood, the Department of Transportation partnered alongside the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Housing and Urban Development to address the interdisciplinary challenges of housing, employment, the environment and…
In 1962, transportation researcher Anthony Downs suggested that U.S. cities suffered from a fundamental law of highway congestion: "This Law states that on urban commuter expressways, peak-hour traffic congestion rises to meet maximum capacity... Read On
It won't be pretty and it won't be fun. But it's time to rework the region's 2030 transit plan. Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx said as much Friday at a press briefing. "We really don't have a plan that deals with a flat revenue line," he said. The plan assumes the half-cent sales tax for transit will keep rising. But since the recession arrived in 2008, tax revenue isn't rising...Read On
Planning is underway for Edmonton's first major suburban transit-oriented development aimed at mixing homes, offices and shops. The
Heritage Valley Town Centre is expected to include two high schools, a
recreation centre, an LRT station and a main street with small shops to
serve the 100,000 people who will eventually live southwest of Anthony
Henday Drive and Gateway Boulevard, senior city planner Tim Brockelsby
Talk's on the upswing again, and not just in Charlotte-Mecklenburg, about trying to run local government more efficiently by consolidating. And at his media briefing today, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx gave yet another big plug to the idea, saying, "It's hard to shape community priorities when you have resources siloed.".. Read On