Commentary

Transportation News Links

Here is another round of quick links to news on transportation and mobility provided by the American Dream Coalition:

Job Losses Cut Into U.S. Driving — Wall Street Journal
Transit ridership suffering nationwide with nearly 4 percent drop — Washington Examiner

More toll roads could pave the way in the future — WTOP.com, Virginia

Can roads be built without eminent domain — Ayn Rand Center
One very costly train — Ottawa Citizen
Rail plan would be unneeded — Advertiser-Tribune, Ohio
Light rail budget could climb again — WAVY.com, Norfolk, Virginia
Light rail delays are bad news for some Norfolk businesses — WVEC.com, Virginia
Support for light rail ‘softening’ in Virginia Beach — HamptonRoads.com, Virginia
Adult transit fares jump — CBC News, Calgary
LA commuter train hits, kills pedestrian on tracks — Silicon Valley Mercury News

Car hits light-rail train near Mall of America — Pioneer Press, Minnesota

MTA rider finds roaches in her coaches — Baltimore Sun

Copper Thieves Shut Down Portion of Light Rail System — News10.net, California

Traffic-calming spots not calming for city’s drivers — Longmont Times-Call, Colorado

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.