Transforming from a car city to a transit city is no easy task. Just ask Denver and Los Angeles, which have spent billions to build rail systems but struggled to reduce solo car commuting rates. But Seattle shows it can be done: The share of downtown commuters who drive alone dropped from 35 percent in 2010 to 30 percent last year.
CNN Highlights the Sorry State of America’s Infrastructure Georgia Threatens to Shut Down Atlanta Streetcar (AJC) Seattle Bumps Up Timeline for Light Rail Projects (Seattle Times) Uber Preps to Meet Demand During DC Metro Work (WaPo, The Hill) Google Plans Self-Driving Car Center Near Detroit (Detroit Free Press) Driverless Car Tech to Get Boost from US-Israel Collaboration […]
Boston Investigates Runaway Red Line Train (Boston Globe) Atlanta’s Ambitious Streetcar Plan Could Cost Billions (AJC) Gizmodo: Banning Cars From Urban Centers Would BE Great for Climate Anti-Toll Groups See New Transpo Bill as Victory (Land Line) Transpo Bill Increases Cap on Amtrak Payments to Families of Train Crash Victims (WaPo) Amtrak CEO Announces Retirement (Progressive Railroading) […]
Troubled DC Metro Attracting Scrutiny From All Corners (WaPo) Shuster Heads to Georgia With Transpo Funding Talk (The Hill) High-Speed Rail Could Connect DC and Richmond By 2025 (News Leader) Salt Lake City’s Transit Success Story (Railway Age) SunRail Seeks $35M From Feds for Expansion (Daily Commercial) BRT Could Transform Route 66 in Albuquerque (Albuquerque […]
We always like to hear about people jettisoning their cars for other modes of transportation, and there are several blogs on the Streetsblog Network that chronicle efforts to give up the personal automobile. They include Carless Parenting, based in Salt Lake City; The MinusCar Project, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Car Free with Kids, […]
Just a couple of weeks ago, voters in Seattle and its surrounding counties rejected a funding measure to prevent dramatic cuts to local transit service. It speaks to the seriousness of the situation that city leaders are already floating an alternative. In an announcement yesterday, local officials said they will go back to voters with a […]