Parking reform is always difficult. Decades of market-distorting parking minimums have made people feel more than a little bit entitled to subsidized off-street car storage. (See this reaction from a Seattle resident: “We need parking to survive.”) But parking reform makes housing more affordable and reduces artificial incentives to drive. So it’s disappointing to see an […]
House transportation committee chairman Jim Oberstar (D-MN) today renewed his call for action on a new federal infrastructure bill before year’s end, using a hearing on the Obama administration’s stimulus law to urge passage of long-term legislation as well as a second round of short-term investment in roads, bridges, and rail. House transport committee chairman […]
What makes a terrible bus stop? The absence of sidewalks, a place to sit, and shelter — that’s all part of the recipe. What else can DOTs and transit agencies throw into the mix? We’ve seen a few varieties of awfulness in this year’s “Sorriest Bus Stop in America” competition. Earlier this week, a bus stop in Hillsboro, […]
After hundreds of nominations and 14 hard-fought battles, we're finally down to the last two sorry stops standing. And we need your help to determine which one deserves the title of the worst waiting area in North America — or should we say Amérique du Nord?