Monday’s Headlines: Labor Day Edition

We are going to eschew labor on Labor Day, so check back with us tomorrow. Thanks.

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Even Portland’s Model Transit System Has Labor Disputes

|
Rail~volution’s participants were treated to a whole series of workshops titled “Portland: How Did We Do It?” on the last day of the four-day conference. The sessions touted Portland’s excellence on everything from regional partnerships to bike innovations to Metro. But outside the conference, just as TriMet’s General Manager took the stage, dozens of picketing […]

One Senator’s Eye-Opening Walk Across Connecticut

|
It’s difficult to understand just how terrifying it can be to walk on America’s car-oriented streets unless you’ve actually experienced it. Unfortunately, too few people in decision-making roles ever find themselves in that position. That’s why U.S. Senator Chris Murphy’s walk across Connecticut is so refreshing. Murphy set out on foot for a 110-mile constituent engagement tour, and while pedestrian […]

Talking Headways Podcast: More Than Just a Box

|
This week I'm joined by Matthew Heins, author of The Globalization of American Infrastructure: The Shipping Container and Freight Transportation. Matthew talks about how the American highway and rail systems created a global standard for shipping containers, containerization’s effects on labor and relevance to an automated trucking future, and the massive intermodal freight terminals in cities like Chicago.