Commentary

Recent News Links on Mobility and Transportation

The American Dream Coalition has convassed news outlets and found these news links on transportation policy and mobility:

Taking the Driver Out of the Car — Randal O’Toole, Wall Street Journal
Car culture: Fix roads to handle high-speed travelers — Detroit News

Man accused of disabling 100 cars over Internet — MSNBC.com

A transit system designed for the few — OregonLive.com

Transit authority bills revive city and suburb showdown
Spinal Column
I-95 express buses to downtown Miami worth the expense for commuters — Sun-Sentinel, Florida

Central Corridor isn’t just about moving people — Star Tribune, Minnesota

Port Authority approves $6.5 million contract for Philadelphia light-rail studies — Philly.com

Mayor, others doubt Metro can fund rail lines — Houston Chronicle

The Metro Train Wreck — Houston’s Clear Thinkers

HART learns that costs among challenges to light rail routes — Tampa Tribune

With ballot language approved, the campaign for light rail begins — Creative Loafing, Tampa

Honolulu rail route too close to runways, may have to shift — Honolulu Advertiser

City Council chooses new tunnel route for downtown light rail — Bellevue Reporter, Washington

500 stranded on NJ Transit train for 5 hours — Associated Press, New Jersey

2 killed, 2 hurt in Salt Lake-area TRAX accident — Associated Press, Utah

METRO bus and train collide downtown (again) — ABC-13, Houston

Light trail train damaged in crash with semi — Arizona Republic

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.