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Talking Headways Podcast: Taking Transit Numbers for a Spin

Posted By Tanya Snyder On March 13, 2014 @ 12:11 pm In Cars,Podcast,Transit | 4 Comments

What a week! Transit ridership skyrocketed [1] (ahem, by 1.1 percent) to levels not seen since 1956 (depending how you look at it). Radio Shack is shutting down [2] 20 percent of its stores. Is brick-and-mortar retail collapsing — and is it just as well, if getting delivery from Amazon is more efficient than driving to the store anyway? Plus, there’s a new video game for transit nerds [3] to stay up all night obsessing over!

And we tackle the fundamental question of how to make a real change in how people get around. Will it happen just by improving transit and other modes — or do you need to make driving less appealing [4], as Emily Badger suggests in Atlantic Cities?

Tell us what you think in the comments. And remember, you can subscribe to the RSS feed [5] or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes [6].

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[1] Transit ridership skyrocketed: http://usa.streetsblog.org/2014/03/11/with-ridership-on-the-rise-will-congress-step-up-and-invest-in-transit/

[2] Radio Shack is shutting down: http://dtrnsfr.us/1eji90h

[3] new video game for transit nerds: http://dtrnsfr.us/1c74nlZ

[4] make driving less appealing: http://m.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2014/03/americas-cities-are-still-too-afraid-make-driving-unappealing/8564/

[5] RSS feed: http://streetsblog.libsyn.com/rss

[6] subscribe to the podcast on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/talking-headways-streetsblog/id775143271?mt=2

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