Straddling Bus or Scam? | The Antiplanner
The transit grifters have extracted what they can, the grift is now ending, and the self drive car will likely winnow out all but the most sophisticated grifters. Realizing this, the end is always a fin de siècle graft extravaganza. Over the past year we have seen ideas for trams, gondolas, straddling buses, How long before we see minecarts proposed, a la Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom?
Shanghai to Manchuria and Central China by Train | Newgeography.com
Here is a video to whet your whistle! Quick grab the ramrod!!!
Portland Columnist Calls for Abandonment of the WES Commuter Rail Line | Newgeography.com
More to the point, on a cost per ride basis all of Portlandia's rail transit is a mess, and should be shutdown.
For more analysis:
Portland public transit, slowly backing the region into gridlock . . .
Shut it down.
Streetcar, Streetcar, Lurching Along | The Antiplanner
It's the planners city, you just have to live there. Bonus - the political graft, and corruption is peerless.
More lunacy from the Portland Clown College: Smart Growth: Driving up housing prices, and increasing congestion! Twofer!!!
Articles: Little Green Lies: Why Electric Cars Won’t Save the Environment
This seems to be going the wrong way, back towards more, not less pollution!
"We tracked down the earliest example of motoring technology that can still be found. Hidden away in the English Countryside near Cambridge was a part of automotive history, an 1884 DeDion et Bouton, and Trepardeux. It was a coal fired steam propelled carriage. Its probably the oldest auto still running." (from the video)
Luckily, I had a half year of French in 4th grade otherwise I would be at a loss reading the article.
More below the fold.
Sound Transit wants a $54 billion light rail expansion: Will the last person leaving Seattle - TURN OUT THE LIGHTS!?
The Tesla auto pilot accident: The difference between level 2 and level 4 self drive cars is important!
Traffic Fatalities Up Nearly 8 Percent in 2015 | The Antiplanner
A turning truck apparently didn't see the auto, that, and a level 2 self drive auto pilot combined for a deadly serious collision.
How seven cities are inventing the future of transportation
This is the Upperclass City Twit of the Year Show.
More, with Monty Python video!