The United States Census Bureau released an infographic with transit statistics from its 2013 American Community Survey.
The reason for California’s water problems in one incredible photo
This photo on the front page of The New York Times this morning (Sunday, 5 April 2015) is just amazing.
Grand plans for D.C.’s grand station
Washington, D.C., has grand plans for its grand transportation hub, Union Station. But will they get past financial and political hurdles? The Washington Post's Steven Pearlstein examines the plans and the obstacles in an extensive online piece.
This week’s reading
This week I've been reading articles on America and the death penalty, sprawl's Achilles heel, whether college is worth it, personal financial, and London's evolution.
Does America need its states?
The United States is naturally organized economically, culturally, and historically around cities and metro areas, yet politically it's organized into states. When 90% of the national economy is in urban areas, do states' anti-urban policies work to the detriment of the national and, ironically, state economies?
Why electric cars aren’t a silver bullet
The world seems to think that electric cars are the magical solution to all the woes caused by overdependence on personal automobiles. But, as Planetizen's Brent Toderian points out, that's just not true. (And I would posit that the same arguments can be made about looking at self-driving cars as a panacea.)
Obama administration submits transportation bill to Congress
The Obama administration has submitted a four-year transportation proposal to Congress which, among other things, improves the highway/transit funding split to 75/25, allocates nearly $5 billion annually for high-speed rail, and plugs the hole in the almost-out-of-money Highway Trust Fund.
Why does everyone hate SLC’s new courthouse?
Why does everyone hate Salt Lake City's new federal courthouse? Everyone, that is, except the self-congratulating architectural community.
Debunking myths about cross-country train travel
Apparently it was necessary.
When will I be able to take a train to LGA? (Hint: Never.)
Gothamist explains why a rail connection to LaGuardia has never happened—and, at the rate we're going, probably never will.