Today’s Headlines

  • Is California’s New “Motor Voter” Law Discriminatory? (Daily Caller)
  • DC Metro Board Could Get a Makeover (WAMU)
  • LA Metro CEO: Transit Officials Need to Care About Gentrification (LA Times)
  • The Boston Globe’s Take on the Death of Nashville’s BRT — and Nashville’s Response
  • Planetizen Makes the Case for the Economic Value of Bike Improvements
  • Lyft’s Plans to Build a New Mode of Transport With the Private Car (MIT Tech Review)
  • Will USC Employees Drive More Without Subsidized Transit Passes? (LA Times)
  • Salt Lake City Wants to Put Housing in the Middle of Extra-Wide Roads (Gizmodo)
  • Amtraks Allows Pets on Board on Two Northeastern Lines (WaPo)
  • A Small Town in Michigan Embraces Walkability to Reverse Decline (CNU)
  • Brandon

    “A Small Town in Michigan Embraces Walkability to Reverse Decline (CNU):
    Its about Birmingham, MI, a wealthy suburb of Detroit. Its Decline has been minimal and its still very expensive for the region. ($500,000+ houses when a house in Detroit can be less than $50,000). Also small town is a misnomer; its borders may make it small but its surrounded by miles of sprawl. Its the most expensive urbanism in the region, certainly not the former struggling community the article implies.

  • davistrain

    Regarding the claim that the “Motor Voter” law is unfair to those who don’t drive and don’t have a state-issued ID card. How did citizens register before this law was passed? Those processes haven’t been eliminated. I’m not sure how it’s done nowadays, because I’ve been registered in Los Angeles County for over 50 years and haven’t had an address change in 22 years.. It might be a bit more complicated for someone who moves around a lot. Does the person who wrote the article feel like a second-class citizen because he doesn’t drive a car or want to go to the DMV for a non-driver ID?