Monthly Archives: April 2017

Transit Fantasy

Though I love the idea of bullet trains and other forms of rapid transit, our family will never use them, always preferring to drive our own car, even when having to fight through traffic. It appears others do also, as … Continue reading

Posted in Transportation

End Transit Subsidies

Long overdue, as this article from New Geography explains. An excerpt. Fifty-three years ago, the transit industry was mostly private and earned a net profit. Today, it’s almost entirely publicly owned, and subsidies have grown out of control. It’s time … Continue reading

Posted in Transportation

Fake News & Abraham Lincoln

Republicans are talking a lot about Fake News these days and it is interesting to note that the founder of the Republican Party, President Abraham Lincoln, also had to deal with it during his campaign for president, as Doris Kearns … Continue reading

Posted in History

The Parkway’s Skid Row

Skid Rows develop largely as the result of inaction–or wanting to contain a problem–by public leadership allowing a public area of a city, or in this case, of a park, to sink into degradation by not appropriating the proper resources, … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Government, Homelessness

California Should do Better

That is the message from this article in Fox & Hounds about water policy. An excerpt. No matter the crisis, the State Water Resource Control Board (SWRCB), Governor Brown and the Democratic super-majority-controlled Legislature — despite their best efforts — … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Water

Two Good Articles on Illegal Camping from SARA

A very welcome bit of support from Save the American River Association noting the great danger and degradation occurring in the Parkway’s Skid Row—Discovery Park to Cal/Expo—and hopefully other Parkway advocates will get on board with regular focus on this problem, which … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness, Public Safety

Folsom’s Area of the Parkway

It is good to see the city of Folsom focusing more on their area of the Parkway, a particularly beautiful part that can even become more so, as is noted in their Parks & Recreation section of their January Draft … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Parks, River Development