Morgantown, West Virginia, a quaint college town nestled in the Appalachian hills, is home to one of the most unique rapid-transit systems in the world. Here's a timelapse of a ride I took on it in April 2012.
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.
Tom Vanderbilt succinctly explains the circular thinking of modern traffic safety engineers.
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.)
Gothamist explains why a rail connection to LaGuardia has never happened—and, at the rate we're going, probably never will.
In a long overdue but very welcome announcement, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced plans to extend PATH to Newark Airport.
The American Dream has been defined for several generations now as an idyllic home in the suburbs, with a car to get you everywhere you need to go. But that dream appears to be something more of a nightmare, with Americans' dependence on automobiles leading to increased rates of a variety of ailments, "all of which can impair the quality and length of life," writes Jane E. Brody at nytimes.com.
Salt Lake City, a relatively small metro area in the heart of the Rocky Mountains that is also the capital of one of the most conservative states in the country, shows that you don't have to be a large, top-tier global city to have great, visionary transit.
The MTA is shutting down a section of the G train for 12 consecutive weekends starting Saturday, 6 July, to carry out necessary repairs. While I applaud the MTA's efforts, I offer some suggestions on what the agency can do to mitigate inconvenience to riders during this time.