Ray LaHood Speaks at Center for National Policy
Ray LaHood Speaks at Center for National Policy
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood gave a talk today at the Center for National Policy (great name for a think-tank, no?) about the economic impact of transportation. In other words, he spoke about how awesome the stimulus is. According to ...
“Earth Bike” Travels Through China
“Earth Bike” Travels Through China
A man with a mission travels around China by three-wheeled motorbike, shaped as a giant globe, to educate regular Chinese citizens about the importance of protecting the environment. He said he was inspired to save the earth by watching a ...
Hyderabad Metro: Back to Square One
Hyderabad Metro: Back to Square One
Photo by gautam. When the deal to build the Hyderabad Metro was announced a year ago, the transport community in India (and beyond) was very excited by the innovative financial arrangement: a Rs 12,132 crores (USD 2,515 million) project with ...
Liveblogging the Metro Crash Hearing
A quiet day on the Metro. Photo by Dsade.
Liveblogging below the fold
New Report: Smart Growth Necessary for CO2 Reduction
New Report: Smart Growth Necessary for CO2 Reduction
It’s always good to have your argument laid out for you in a well-designed policy paper. The Center for Clean Air Policy’s new report, “Cost-Effective GHG Reductions through Smart Growth and Improved Transportation Choices,” does just that. It lays out ...
What's Going on in D.C. Development Politics?
Photo by sortofbreakit.
Funny business abounded in D.C. development news yesterday. I’m not sure what to make of it, so if you have any sense, please help me out. First, the Washington Business Journal reported that Councilmembers Mary Cheh and Kwame Brown have ...
Thoughts on the Metro Hearing
Photo by umucari.
For the liveblog that I’ll be commenting on, click here. Below are my random thoughts on the whole hearing. On one level, I feel silly writing anything at all. This was largely, as far as I could tell, Eleanor Holmes ...
Everything You Wanted to Know About Bogota’s Transformation
Everything You Wanted to Know About Bogota’s Transformation
As a Bogotano, I’m always excited to hear and see good things from my own city. This video happens to be a crash course in how the city transformed itself in a short time, with great images of what happened ...
Fear and Loathing in Montgomery County
Would Montgomery County also call this rally overcrowded? Photo by hexodus...
The suburbs were founded on fears of racial heterogeneity and sometimes it’s hard to escape that. The big news story of the last week was the private swimming pool in Philadelphia where the white members called minority campers using the ...
NYT on BRT: Great to See, A Bit Disappointing to Read
NYT on BRT: Great to See, A Bit Disappointing to Read
For a BRT advocate, it was really exciting to wake up this morning to a front-page, above-the-fold article in the New York Times, with Transmilenio as the central picture. Reading Elisabeth Rosenthal’s article, though, I must say that there were ...