Transit, Bicycling, and Walking in the News
stories from last week that you might have missed
Feb26-March 2, 2012
Portland: how neighborhoods and individuals can join to make walking safer (2/28/12)
Pedestrian safety has historically been overlooked in favor of keeping traffic moving quickly
Transit riders in Pittsburgh and Detroit push back against proposed cuts
Pittsburgh: fare increases & 35% cut in service (2/29/12)
Detroit: routes already chopped in half, more service cuts coming (2/29/12)
Chicago transit advocates, reeling from fare hikes of up to 35%, propose regional increase in gas tax to stabilize transit funding (2/29/12)
SF: "We're rolling forward" on $1.6 billion, 1.7-mile subway that will connect the Caltrain station to Chinatown (2/26/12)
Boston: No more "McMansions." Developers focus on transit-oriented-development (3/2/2012)
Alabama Transportation Infrastructure Bank bill now includes transit along with roads and bridges. AL House cte votes next
On OSU campus, transportation has 3rd largest carbon footprint, after electricity & heat/AC
Whopper alert: NC critic accuses transit of "strategic misrepresentation," citing study about cost overruns. But study mostly about highways, bridges, tunnels (2/28/12)
Good transit offers both quantity and quality-- a train or bus in site and a pleasure to ride. Appeals to our rational and non-rational sides.
Nigerians want a"functional, affordable, comfortable, reliable and accessible mass transit system"