Category Archives: 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

False Transit Narrative Again Proven False

The idea that mass transit reduces traffic congestion is, once again, proven false, as New Geography reports. An excerpt. The Reason Foundation has just published an important review of transit in Los Angeles County, by transportation consultant Thomas A. Rubin … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Transportation

Sacramento Among Top Ten Most Aggressive Drivers

No. 3 to be exact, which is a big surprise,thought we were pretty mellow; LA, yes, the worst. If you can drive there you can drive anywhere, story from MSN News. An excerpt. The analysts assessed the frequency of speeding, … Continue reading

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UBER, Another Look

This excellent story about Uber—I love the service—from The New Yorker notes the larger transportation/congestion related issues. An excerpt. Last September, Uber rolled out a rebranding campaign. A new television commercial showed car doors being flung open and the young … Continue reading

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High Speed Rail

It’s too bad this project, which would be a wondrous benefit to California, is on uncertain grounds, as this article from the Sacramento Bee reports. An excerpt. It’s been a dream for years in California’s sprawling Central Valley. Sleek bullet … Continue reading

Posted in Technology, Transportation

North Coast Great Redwood Trail

If this comes to pass, as the Press Democrat writes, it would be a great big WOW! An excerpt. The first steps toward making a more than 300-mile walking and cycling trail from the San Francisco Bay to Humboldt Bay, … Continue reading

Posted in Parks, Transportation