Voices From the Rail~Volution

Streetfilms was out in Portland at this year’s Rail~Volution conference, putting our finger on the pulse of the sustainable transportation world. We spoke to a healthy dose of this year’s attendees, including advocates, bloggers, planners, transit industry reps and members of transportation agencies across the country. Among those we heard from was Congressman Earl Blumenauer, who helped push Rail~Volution — now in its twentieth year — to national prominence in 1995. Well over a thousand folks attended the four-day event.

In addition, almost 500 people came to Portland’s famous Bagdad Theater to watch a program of short films on the big screen, eight of which were Streetfilms! Our fan base continues to grow, and an event like Rail~Volution brings home how much people look to Streetfilms as an inspiration and educational tool. It’s a great feeling.

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Streetfilms: Bill Lind, a Conservative Voice for Transit

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At last month’s Rail-Volution conference in Boston, Streetfilms was able to grab a few moments with William Lind, a politically conservative transit advocate. Lind aims to provide "liberal transit advocates" the language to build support for public transportation (okay, just rail) in terms that conservatives can relate to. Some of Lind’s arguments don’t reflect our […]

Today’s Headlines

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Rail~Volution About to Get Underway in the Twin Cities (Strib) Detroit Cheers TIGER Grant for Woodward Avenue Streetcar Line (Detroit News) Scientist Praises Blumenauer’s Call to Replace Gas Tax With VMT Fee (Roll Call) Coalition Forms to Address New Jersey Transportation Funding Crisis (NJ.com) Study of Housing + Transportation Costs Show Low-Income People Struggling (NLIHC) […]