Category Archives: 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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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

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Cars & Mass Transit

A very revealing article from New Geography about Los Angeles transportation policy, reveals the ineffectiveness of most mass transit systems and the importance of building more freeways to allow easier transport by cars, all of which applies as well to the … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Transportation

Bike Lanes

A pretty good article about them, from Governing Magazine. An excerpt. The taxi driver taking me from Chicago’s Midway Airport to Hyde Park was unequivocal about what he thought of all the bike lanes Mayor Rahm Emanuel was installing across … Continue reading

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Mass Transit for Sacramento is a Waste

That has long been established, suburban communities, such as Sacramento—where only 2.66% of commuting is done through mass transit—don’t use mass transit, and this article from New Geography pinpoints the statistics. Our transit money would be much better spent on … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Transportation