Transportation News Links

Our friends over at the American Dream Coalition have pulled together another series of links to transportation policy items in the news:

Personal Rapid Transit: Twenty-First Century Transport? — Rick Harrison, New Geography
Can Entrepreneurs Drive People Movers to Success? — Executive Education, Harvard Business School

Southern states do a U-turn on toll roads — USA Today

Rising affluence sees Beijing cars pass 4 million mark — Google News

Driving mad! 4 million cars clog Beijing roads — Window of China

Should the Feds take over regulation of rail transit safety? — National Journal

Public Transit Ridership Declines — Green Inc., New York Times

Light rail or bus rapid transit: It’s about costs — Industrial Laser Solutions

Norfolk light rail is over budget, behind schedule —, Virginia

New Jersey communities divided over $800 million light rail line —

Job woes reduce transit ridership — USA Today

Two separate train crashes prove fatal in Palm Beach County — Palm Beach Post

Police identify man killed by TRAX in downtown Salt Lake City — Deseret News, Utah

Man on tracks killed by DART train —, Dallas

Copper heist makes for messy day on Sacramento light rail — Sacramento Bee

Light rail workers to be fired after teen deaths — New York Injury News

U.S. System for Tracking Traffic Flow Is Faulted — New York Times

Officials in jam can’t see the traffic — Washington Examiner

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.