Temperatures soaring above 100 degrees are stressing transit systems in the U.S. and UK because rails can’t handle the heat (Bloomberg). And a lot of that heat in cities is due to cars, not even counting all the CO2 they pump into the air (Treehugger).
At Streetsblog Network member blog Planning Pool, this week is being billed as "Fail Week" –a full five days on "information about bad planning, lack of planning, and planning generally gone awry." We can’t wait to see what they’ll be doing. There’s certainly no shortage of potential topics. Their first fail-related post actually has to […]
An elegant demolishing of the conservative analyst who testified before Oberstar’s committee last week on her study claiming a Democratic bias in federal stimulus spending (Five Thirty Eight) More coverage of yesterday’s transit industry survey on recession-era cutbacks (USAT, Prog. RR’ing) The financial and safety struggles of D.C.’s Metro system could jeopardize its future federal […]