Category Archives: Transportation

LA Transit Failure, the Norm?

Based on most of the current research, this story about Los Angeles’ failure to entice commuters into transit from their cars from New Geography, has been a big failure, as it has been in Sacramento, see https://riverparkwayblog.wordpress.com/2017/12/04/light-rail-is-a-boondoggle/ . An excerpt … Continue reading

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Light Rail is a Boondoggle

Boondoggle is defined as: “1.work or activity that is wasteful or pointless but gives the appearance of having value:”, and it certainly fits. It has been such for a long time and this article from the Wall Street Journal—with Sacramento mentioned … Continue reading

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Car Myth Biting the Dust

As this article by Joel Kotkin reports, the idea that cars were on the way out is a leftist dream yet realized, and—if the private car loving public has anything to say about it and they do—probably never realized. An … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Transportation

Transportation Infrastructure

An excellent article reflecting current thinking from government on what needs doing, from New Geography. An excerpt. There is broad public concern about the status of transportation infrastructure in the United States. On election night the future President said, “We … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Transportation

Fair Oaks Blvd Project

If, like us, you have occasion to travel Fair Oaks Blvd., you will realize how nice a job the County did with the road from Landis to Engle; and a shout-out also to Teichert, who did the actual work, great … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Transportation

Working from Home & Mass Transit Use

The former is increasing while the latter decreases; a sign of the future, that’s what this article from City Journal suggests. An excerpt. Expanding mass-transit systems is a pillar of green and “new urbanist” thinking, but with few exceptions, the … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Technology, Transportation

Why so Few Use Mass Transit

Because of problems like this. Right now, one reason is that it is too darn hot. Fox40 explains: An excerpt. SACRAMENTO — Multiple Sacramento Regional Transit District train operators have complained during the extremely hot days that the temperatures in … Continue reading

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