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Transportation Policy News Links

Samuel Staley
December 22, 2009, 9:53am

The American Dream Coalition has once again compiled some excellent links to transportation policy news through their weeklys newsletter The American Dream Communicator:

Mobility & Transportation
18th Annual Highway Report – Reason Foundation

New York Transit Woes Demonstrate Need for Reform – Sam Staley, Out of Control Policy Blog

Urban planners romanticize immobility (audio) – Randal O’Toole, Cato Institute

Urban planning and technology can change commuter ways – Financial Times

Plug-in hybrid subsidies are a bad deal for taxpayers – Washington Post

Infrastructure Politics Veering Right – Autopia

Winona could host futuristic public transportation model – LaCrosse Tribune, Minnesota

Can Entrepreneurs Drive People Movers to Success? – Harvard Business School

Houston commuters catch rides with strangers to save time, money – WHOU.com, Houston

Maryland ICC to be first all-electronic tollroad in eastern US – TollRoadNews

Debate panelists split over buses, broader impact of transit investments – Transportation4America  

Colorado: 2010 Ballot Measure Would Slash Car Taxes – TheNewspaper.com

A Streetcar Named Monorail – LBPOST.com, Long Beach, California

Norfolk light rail is over budget, opening delayed to 2011 – Virginia Pilot

Link light-rail ridership dipped in November – Seattle Times

Phoenix Drivers Confused by Light Rail – Governing.com

Local residents want a fence built around the Light Rail for safety – WTKR.com, Virginia

VTA Accident Kills One Person – KCBS.com, San Jose

MTA to fire light rail operators in accident that killed 2 teens – Baltimore Sun

Elevated train derails in Chicago; minor injuries reported – Breaking News 24/7, Chicago

Attorney: Bus stabbing suspect is mentally ill – San Jose Mercury News

MTA worker faces charges of stealing more than $400,000 – Baltimore Sun

Backpedaling: New report raises questions about ‘Bike City USA’ – Willamette Week, Portland

Roll up the pavement: Gravel is making a comeback – Associated Press

Getting Beyond Petroleum Won't Be Easy – SciTech Today


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