Today’s Headlines

  • WSJ: Americans Don’t Want LaHood’s Strange “Livability,” They Want Endless Highways
  • GOP: Maybe If We Keep Talking About High Gas Prices No One Will Notice We Have No Plan (WaPo)
  • The Oil and Gas Industry Tax Breaks That Congress Just Voted to Keep, Explained (Strib)
  • Will a Weakened Tea Party Be Less Able to Obstruct Progress on Transportation? (TPM)
  • Historic Preservation Increases Suburbanization and Rich People’s Property Values (Salon)
  • Light Rail Construction Can Be a Death Blow For Businesses (CBS)
  • Climate, Gas Prices, Transit Don’t Impact Cycling Rates As Much As Bike Lanes Do (Treehugger)
  • The Holy City of Mecca is a Victim of Sprawl (Green Prophet)
  • Dreaming of the Perfect City Street — Even in Phoenix (Next American City)
  • Capital Bike-Share Is Selling Helmets, But It Doesn’t Solve the Problem (WaPo)
  • Mike Christensen

    The WSJ article’s line of thinking is typical of Wall Street.  It’s all about short-term solutions for problems, which in the end make the problem even worse.  I doubt anyone on Wall Street gives any thought to the externalities involved in promoting an auto-centric society.  I also doubt there can ever be a true economic recovery as long as this line of thinking persists.
     

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White House: Executive Agency — Not Congress — Should Fund Amtrak (The Hill) Financial Potholes Ahead for the Highway Trust Fund (Wall Street Pit) Pols Fling Blame for Gas Prices as Senate Upholds Tax Breaks for Big Oil (Politico) Study: Crumbling Infrastructure Threatens America (WaPo) Amtrak Enjoys Record Ridership Even as Financial Problems Linger (AltTransport, WSJ) Oregonian Article […]