California HSR will only become a reality once it controls costs, installs value capture, and embraces incrementalism.
Some suggestions for how road tolling can grow more widely-accepted.
Closing the hub is not some pie-in-the-sky proposition. The lost capacity could be made up for elsewhere in metro Boston.
There has been some criticism of microtransit. Here I dissect the different points.
The silver lining to coastal Nimbyism is that inland cities will get their shot at producing dense urbanism.
Having an active airport next to a downtown area that’s ready to densify has proven incompatible.
Activists who stop housing projects because they’re imperfect are basically siding with Nimbys who want to block housing altogether.
If the U.S. really wants to look to Europe for transit advice, it should explore the continent’s various privatization experiments.
Letting TNCs use bus-only lanes for a fee would maximize the usage of the space during slow periods.
Will AVs encourage sprawl or density? Based on some early signs, it could be the latter.
15 Boston-area municipalities look to build 185,000 units by 2030.
Charging tolls will give feedback about whether these roads were an efficient land use to begin with.
Like in South Florida, the private train company will focus on developing around its stations in Las Vegas.
Despite a Houston-style bus revamp, Baltimore has seen declining ridership and failure on other metrics.
A Boston University study shows the need for more diverse representation at community meetings.
A recent approval in Tejon Ranch shows the political dynamics that encourage sprawl over density.
In turnaround for upzoning momentum, CA Senate passes Bay Area TOD bill.
YIMBY Political Report: Minneasota Candidate Tyler Hamilton; Cory Booker’s Pushback on Local Zoning
Improving New York City’s existing bus and rail infrastructure for LaGuardia is smarter than building some flashy new project.
Do activists really want to help the poor – or just attack the rich?
City governments should work with, not against, private companies to solve their own transit problems.
A look at another unconventional transit method.
The viability of Elon’s Hyperloop may depend on achieving a “goldilocks zone” for distance.
California’s elections and ballot measures offered a mix of pro- and anti-housing sentiment.
This extended essay describes five things that U.S. airports must do to mirror the great airports of Europe.
Let’s implement broad-based congestion charging rather than taxing specific companies or services.
Too many parts of America put transit in low-density areas. California’s SB827 would reverse this trend.
Virginia’s exorbitant toll fees could facilitate the rise of “slugging” and other alternative options.
Arlington, TX, will become the first city to run its entire public transit system using a private rideshare service.
America’s first private rail project in a quarter century is facing local pushback.
I’m writing this on a bus from Los Angeles to Bakersfield, on the way to visit family in northern California….
Amazon’s announcement that it will build a second headquarters has sparked interest among politicians, in cities from Atlanta to Pittsburgh, who want to lure the internet retail giant. Each candidate is sure to continue the tradition of municipal governments outbidding each other to offer as many direct and indirect subsidies as possible. In the process, they may end up trying to subsidize specific neighborhoods as well.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio loves to talk about raising taxes on the wealthy as a means to finance public services. But recent events show that this impulse is selective.
Transit decisions are often used as a tool to inform land use. The extensions of transit into outlying areas, for example, are largely advocated for as a means to mitigate sprawl, by providing a fixed route service to an urban center. Yet in many cases…