Commentary

News Links on Mobility and Transportation Policy

The American Dream Coalition newsletter has carved out a few useful recent newslinks for those following transportation policy issues:

Federal dollars for federal roads — Robert Poole, Washington Times
Highway policy: confliction and confusion — Fleet Owner

New Scorecard Reinforces Density-Traffic Congestion Nexus — Wendell Cox, New Geography

Bonus: Sydney: Choking in its Own Density

LaHood Faces Off With GOP Senator Over High-Speed Rail, Livability — D.C. Streetsblog

Improving Virginia’s Transportation System — Ron Utt, Tertium Quids

Porsche unveils ‘green’ supercar for petrol-heads — The Local, Germany

Are Today’s Cars Too Smart for Their Own Good? — AOL News

It’s the Traffic, Stupid — New York Times

City of Jacksonville to consider mobility fees — Daily Record, Florida

Austin reached 4th highest traffic congestion without high population density — C.O.S.T., Texas

Bellevue drops Mercer Slough light-rail route — Seattle Times

Thousands a month spent on security for light rail cars — WVEC.com, Virginia

Pandemonium at MTA Hearing in Brooklyn, 4 Arrests — Gothamist, New York

FTA delivers scathing report on safety of D.C. Metro — Washington Post

Latest attempt to reform San Francisco’s Muni — San Francisco Chronicle

Man Rescued Along Light Rail Tracks — KPHO-5, Arizona

Pedestrian killed by VTA light rail vehicle — ABC-7, San Jose, California

Summary of MAX Rail Fatalities — PortlandFacts.com

Samuel R. Staley, Ph.D. is a senior research fellow at Reason Foundation and managing director of the DeVoe L. Moore Center at Florida State University in Tallahassee where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in urban planning, regulation, and urban economics. Prior to joining Florida State, Staley was director of urban growth and land-use policy for Reason Foundation where he helped establish its urban policy program in 1997.