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Happy Thanksgiving : Safe travels....
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Nov 26
Racism, War, and the Environment : The Antiplanner grew up in the 1960s, when racism was rampant, we were fighting an undeclared and, many believed, immoral war on the other wide of the world, and air pollution was so thick in American...
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Nov 25
Transit-Oriented Developments Not So Transit Oriented : The evidence continues to grow that so-called transit-oriented development (TOD) is more oriented to subsidies than it is to transit....
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Nov 24
Increasing Outputs, Not Inputs : John Naviaux, an undergraduate student at UC Irvine, compared the greenhouse gas benefits of getting people out of their cars and onto buses and found that, while it saved a little carbon dioxide, it...
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Nov 21
Skeptical about Streetcars? You’re a Racist! : Count on someone at the Washington Post to play the race card in the postmortems over the Arlington streetcar....
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Nov 20
The So-Called Cost of Free Employee Parking : A new report from two pro-transit groups, the Frontier Group and the Transit Center, argues that allowing employers to deduct parking costs from their income when calculating their profits (and, there...
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Nov 19
Columbia Pike Streetcar Cancelled : The county board for Arlington County, Virginia, has voted four-to-one to cancel all planning for a proposed $358 million, 7.7-mile streetcar line along Columbia Pike....
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Nov 18
Doubts About Self-Driving Cars : A new poll finds that nearly two out of three auto owners think self-driving cars are a dangerous idea. Slate writer Lee Gomes argues that self-driving cars may never happen. Both are wrong....
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Nov 17
Too Many Goals : Last week, the director of the Civil Rights Division for Denver’s Regional Transit District (RTD), Kenneth Hardin, was indicted for having allegedly “corruptly solicited and accepted money from a pers...
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Nov 14
Linking Users and Producers : After last week’s election, the Antiplanner failed to note that Seattle voted strongly against another monorail boondoggle....
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Nov 13
Bike Path: $85 Million Per Mile : Apparently, the Netherlands has run out of rooftops, as it is currently installing solar panels in bike paths....
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Nov 11
Transportation Views : A couple of the Antiplanner’s faithful allies have presented recent research that is worth noting....
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Nov 10
Why Do Transit Commuters Take Longer to Get to Work Than Drivers? : Nationwide, the average worker spends 24.7 minutes, each way, traveling to and from work....
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Nov 7
Protecting Prairie Dogs : A Utah district court has ruled that the Endangered Species Act has exceeded Congress’ authority to regulate private landowners....
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Nov 6
What Should Republicans Do? : Republicans have taken both houses of Congress and are eager to make changes. But they haven’t collectively decided what those changes should be. Here are some suggestions. 1. Learn from history....
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Nov 5
Voters Reject Taxes : Light rail lost in Pinellas County (St. Petersburg), Florida by 62 to 38 percent. Light rail in Austin is going down by 58 to 42 percent. A transit tax in Polk County, Florida, is also losing....
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Nov 4
The Alternative to Light Rail : Someone recently asked the Antiplanner whether electric trolley buses or buses powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) were a good alternative to light rail....
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Nov 3
Portlanders Unhappy with Portland : Debates over Portland-area rail transit and land-use issues typically pit city residents against the suburbs, with urbanites favoring more transit and land-use restrictions and suburbanites opposing t...
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