Transportation and Mobility Links

The American Dream Coalition’s e-newsletter American Dream Communicator has a number of useful links to transportation and mobility stories in the news recently. (Note also their annual conference will be June 10-12 in Orlando, Florida so save the date!)

Mobility & Transportation
Will Looming Debt Penetrate Federal Transportation Debate? — The New Republic

State speed limit could go to 80 mph —, South Carolina

Poll finds residents prefer road widening to adding light rail — OregonLive, Portland

Personal Rapid Transit: Future Or Elevated Fantasy? — So. Calif. Public Radio

Mass Transit’s Reversal of Fortune — InTransition Magazine

Low ridership tarnishes Gold Line extension’s luster — Los Angeles Times

So Far, Low Ridership On Seattle’s Light Rail System — SoundPolitics Blog

SEPTA strike aftermath: Ridership has yet to recover —, Philadelphia

And, as always, obstacles in the transit path — Star-Tribune, Minnesota

Little Tokyo wary of proposed light-rail connector line — Los Angeles Times

Desire for streetcars gets a look in Long Beach — Press-Telegram, California

Is high Tri-Rail subsidy worth the cost? — CBS-12, West Palm Beach

Metro’s budget woes could mean route changes — Press-Banner, California

$18.8 million budgeted for light-rail amenities — Star-Tribune, Minnesota

Man fatally shot near NorCal light-rail station — San Jose Mercury News

Bus kills pedestrian crossing street — Tampa Online, Florida

Man dies in collision with MAX train in Gresham —, Portland

Nighttime paid parking on Broadway? Increased fines? Just the start — CHS Blog, Seattle

College Station Red Light Cameras to Come Down — The Newspaper, Texas