Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Subways

$36,000,000,000 for Corn. $0 for Transit.

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The House of Representatives recently passed a bill that would provide emergency funding to local transit systems facing simultaneous increases in ridership and fuel costs. The legislation is now stalled in the Senate and the Bush Administration has expressed concern that "transit operators risk becoming permanently reliant upon this type of assistance." Meanwhile, when it […]

What $13 Billion Looks Like

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  With the above chart and these comments in mind, here’s some food for thought from the PlaNYC Transportation chapter: Only 4.6% of working New Yorkers commute to Manhattan by car. The vast majority of trips made in New York are not to Manhattan; even among commuters, nearly twice as many outer borough residents work […]

Sustainable Transportation for NYC: How to Make it Happen

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Today on Gotham Gazette, Bruce Schaller outlines how transportation policy could fit in to Mayor Bloomberg’s sustainability initiative for 2030. The piece merits a full read, but Schaller frames his argument in terms of three big ideas: [F]ix the skewed economic incentives to drive, implement targeted transit improvements throughout the city, and make more efficient […]