transit

How Road Subsidies Might Cause Transit Subsidies

A recent article by Josh Barro admits that cars are subsidized through road spending, but argues that roads are less subsidized per capita because so much of car-related spending is private.   ... read more »

Sprawl lobby wants to have it both ways

A recent video on the Reason Magazine website criticized Washington, DC's bikeshare program, on the ground that the program's primary beneficiaries are well-off whites. ... read more »

High Demand for Transit & the Consequence of Little Supply

What happens when you provide something that everyone wants? ... read more »

Three-cornered politics

In metro Atlanta, the Sierra Club is allying with Tea Party activists to fight a one-cent sales tax increase designed to raise additional funds for both roads and transit, primarily because of concerns about increased funding for sprawl-creating expressways.   ... read more »

Initial Phase of Fort Worth, TX Modern Streetcar Chosen, Funding Identified

The Fort Worth, Texas Modern Streetcar Project consultant HDR, Inc. has now selected a Phase One alignment, and identified funding.  The starter alignment would link Trinity Uptown, Downtown, and the Near Southside, and would tie into two commuter rail stations. ... read more »

Grid is good: Keeping the faith with the classic street patterns

Grids are the urbanists' power tools, Lee Sobel told Friday afternoon's session on "The Great American Grid." They help build great places quickly. ... read more »

Putting a lid on the Downtown Connector at the Urban Labs luncheon

Talk about power lunching. At yesterday's Urban Labs lunch, at St. Luke's Church, a few minutes' walk from the Hilton, those of us at Table 1-A finished off our box lunches and then within about an hour sketched out a possible solution to a vexing problem of downtown Atlanta - the Downtown Connector... read more »

#CNU18: Some hot stats on health and the built environment

A cyclist can travel 3.5 miles on the energy of a 350-calorie slice of pizza. A car can go 100 feet. ... read more »

Stimulus grant puts NYC’s Moynihan Station on the right track

Last week, federal transportation secretary Ray LaHood announced $1.5 billion worth of grants to assist 51 pending transportation projects in 41 states and the District of Columbia.  None will be ... read more »

Vancouver's Olympic Village - smart, green & urban

Vancouver’s civic leaders believe that the athlete’s village built for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and the planned neighborhood that will surround it, will be one of the very greenest neighborh ... read more »