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.
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.)
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 Salt Lake City's new federal courthouse? Everyone, that is, except the self-congratulating architectural community.
Apparently it was necessary.