Today’s Headlines

  • Korea eyes $45 billion high-speed rail contract in California visit (Korea Times)
  • One Ohio town with a walkable arts district fears the stimulus will be its undoing (AP)
  • U.S. DOT ponders a tweak to help "cash for clunkers" participants buy out-of-stock cars (WSJ)
  • The challenge of transporting the disabled is daunting for many towns (Governing)

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Talking Headways: Urbanism in the Style of Gangnam

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Guest host Randy Simes, owner of UrbanCincy.com and headlines writer for Streetsblog Ohio, joins me from South Korea to give his thoughts on his current home in the Gangnam district of Seoul and his previous one in Atlanta. We cover Keith Parker’s turnaround of Atlanta’s transit agency MARTA, the Belt Line and the people who won’t […]

Transit-Oriented Development: Beyond the Big City

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We’re taking it out of the city and into the suburbs and small towns today on the Streetsblog Network. Member blog Urban City Architecture takes a look at Moving Communities Forward, a recently released report on transit-oriented development (TOD) from the American Institute of Architects and the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of […]

El Paso Congressman Holds Town Hall Meetings on the Bus

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Congressman Beto O’Rourke takes constituent outreach seriously. Not satisfied that he was reaching a broad enough segment of his El Paso constituents with traditional town-hall meetings, the freshman Democrat has taken up an unorthodox approach: holding discussions on local buses. Americans for Transit’s Rider’s Blog caught up with O’Rourke recently and asked him to explain: […]

German Town Chooses Human Interaction Over Traffic Signals

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Driving (carefully) with Dutch "shared space" guru and traffic engineer Hans Monderman. While battles rage here in New York City over signs and markings and the segregation of the public right-of-way for different types of users, yet another Northern European town is ditching its traffic control devices altogether. Spiegel reports that as of September 12, […]