Sleeper train: late night transit links
Politically difficult, congestion pricing nonetheless is probably a good idea, argues Fred Hiatt of the Washington Post.
San Francisco is creating a "connected bus" with free Internet and real-time status displays, writes the Toronto Star. The article (quotes people who) argue that more customer service improvements, like better comfort and reliability, will get people out of their cars. Via Planetizen.
Now that New York decided not to copy London, how about Paris? Maybe LA should emulate Paris too? Paris has reclaimed driving and parking lanes for people, bikes and buses, and Streetsblogs NYC and LA think they have the right idea.
Each dollar invested in transit generates six in economic stimulus, says APTA. A tax refund is nothing compared to a train line.
Air taxis make little ecological sense and absolutely none if we only had high-speed rail, writes Matthew Yglesias.
- Rent in our region is expensive. Does that mean it's unaffordable?
- Think you know Metro? It's whichWMATA week 91
- The Obama administration says zoning is at the heart of some huge economic problems
- On Thursday, the WMATA board heard about why Metro keeps catching on fire. Then on Friday, Metro caught on fire.
- Adams Morgan could get more housing and preserve its plaza, too. But it probably won't.
- How Barcelona gets bicycling right
- Until someone cleans up this landfill, people are taking a shortcut. Can we make the shortcut better?