Category Archives: Transportation

Self-Driving Cars Way Off in Future

That’s according to this article from the New York Times and no one should be surprised given the complications on our roadways. An excerpt. “A year ago, Detroit and Silicon Valley had visions of putting thousands of self-driving taxis on … Continue reading

Posted in Technology, Transportation

Safety on Public Transit

As Sacramento struggles to make its light rail safe and clean for the public, these ideas expressed in this City Journal article would be good to note. An excerpt. Three months ago, the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system that … Continue reading

Posted in Public Safety, Transportation

Bike Trail Recognition

Good news from Sacramento County concerning the bike trail. The article. At its May 21 meeting, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution supporting the designation of the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail as part of the U.S. Bicycle … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Transportation

Peer to Peer Car Sharing

This looks like a great idea, article from New Geography.  An excerpt. While the media tends to studiously report – and often sensationalize – the latest developments involving Airbnb, e-scooters, and ride-hailing (especially Lyft and Uber), another booming “sharing economy” … Continue reading

Posted in Transportation

Sacramento Among Worst Transit Agencies

I think most of us already knew that, but documentation comes from this New Geography article. An excerpt. The Antiplanner has often called San Jose’s Valley Transit Authority (VTA) the nation’s worst transit agency (with some competition from DC Metro). … Continue reading

Posted in Transportation

Transit Woes

Sacramento has company, transit problems exist all over, as this story from the Wall Street Journal reports; sometimes the “fix” makes the “problem” worse. An excerpt. Whether it’s the Washington, D.C., streetcar, California’s bullet train, or New York’s Second Avenue … Continue reading

Posted in Transportation

Mass Transit, Another Failure

Remind you of Sacramento? This story from New Geography notes the continued affection for rail transit, outmoded as it has been for years. An excerpt. Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) has entered what is known in the transit industry as … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Transportation