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Public Transit: The Road to Opportunity

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 10.14.2014 | Green
Angela Glover Blackwell

Would-be workers are not connecting to training; job efficiency is compromised because of lateness, missed work days, and transportation related-distractions due to unreliable, unaffordable and unsafe public transit.

On a Roll to the Beach... Or Anywhere

Craig Giesecke | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel
Craig Giesecke

I find I'm much more relaxed when I get where I'm going and can get work accomplished on the way, if there's work to be done. If not, there's always someone to talk to or the passing scenery, if it's not always pretty, is at least interesting.

Trouble Down in Texas #1

James Moore | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
James Moore

Oh yay, we are growing. Everybody is excited. Texas supposedly gets upwards of 1,300 to 1,500 new people a day and Austin reportedly acquires 150 of those. There are a million reasons this growth nonsense scares me for Texas.

Cities Turn to Streetcars

Stateline | Daniel C. Vock | Posted 11.08.2013 | Business

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Tax Gas, Not Diapers

Joel Judd | Posted 06.01.2013 | Denver
Joel Judd

Taxes on baby diapers and water heaters should not subsidize roads and rails. Gas taxes are a nearly perfect user fee. But our state gas tax has lost a lot of its punch over the years.

Ashley Woods

Light Rail CEO Says He's 'Positive' Mass Transit Will Take Off In Detroit

HuffingtonPost.com | Ashley Woods | Posted 01.23.2013 | Detroit

Detroit's crippled transit system has languished for decades, but a $25 million federal investment announced last week by U.S. Transportation Secreta...

Feds To Start Funding Detroit Light-Rail System

AP | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 03.20.2013 | Detroit

DETROIT — The federal government committed $25 million Friday to build a streetcar line through the heart of Detroit, putting in place the last ...

LaHood In Detroit To Talk Light Rail Progress

Detroit Free Press | Posted 12.15.2012 | Detroit

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will be in Detroit today to discuss progress on bringing a light-rail line to Woodward between downtown Detro...

Critical Musings on the RNC From a Tampa Resident

Gary Stein | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Gary Stein

The buses have finally left, the barricades are being sent to wherever they came from, and Tampa is getting back to normal, whatever that is. I took ...

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs and Green Too: Can Transportation Drive the Future?

Michael Rose | Posted 07.06.2012 | Politics
Michael Rose

Republican governors Rick Scott of Florida, John Kasich of Ohio and Scott Walker of Wisconsin all turned down available Federal funds. California's governor is happy to take the money to build a system linking Los Angeles and San Francisco but it's become tied up by routing and funding disputes.

M1 Group Backs Up Light Rail With 1,200 Page Report, $84 Million

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.04.2012 | Detroit

After several months hammering out the details, the backers behind a plan to put a 3.1-mile rail track down Woodward Ave. in Detroit submitted a repor...

Why Light Rail and Buses Are Both Essential to Detroit's Transit System

Megan Owens | Posted 06.06.2012 | Detroit
Megan Owens

If Detroit wants to stabilize and grow its economy, buses, rapid buses, and light rail must all be included in Detroit's regional transportation system. If Detroit only supports a basic bus system, we will remain a third-class city.

Could We 'Fix' Detroit With $800 Billion? Let's Try!

Ned Staebler | Posted 03.21.2012 | Detroit
Ned Staebler

The direct financial costs of the Iraq war were estimated to be about $800 billion, with a 'B.' That struck me as a lot of money. I started thinking: "What else could we have done with $800 billion over eight years?"

Light Rail Lives! Bing, Snyder Back Privately Funded Shorter Line

Posted 01.08.2012 | Detroit

Mayor Dave Bing and Gov. Rick Snyder met with Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood Friday to discuss plans to revive a proposed light rail system in...

This Is Not the End of the Line for Transit

Neil Greenberg | Posted 02.14.2012 | Detroit
Neil Greenberg

I am fully confident that we will have rail in Detroit. That said, the cancellation of this specific light rail project does not surprise me -- nor does it particularly disappoint me.

A Will for Transit in Metro Detroit

Geoff Young | Posted 01.16.2012 | Detroit
Geoff Young

For a decade or more, the Detroit region has talked about building a regional transit system. As it stands today, nothing has been built. So what is the remedy to Detroit's struggles to move forward on regional transit?

Architect Imagines Transportation On A Cloud

Posted 12.17.2011 | Arts

We've always had a fascination with floating up into the clouds and leaving the drudgery of everyday life behind. Think Pixar's "Up" and Jules Verne's...

Life in the Fast Lane

Ron Radziner and Leo Marmol | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Ron Radziner and Leo Marmol

As an architect, I spend my days zooming from home to home on the windblown highways of Rayner Banham's Autopia. If there is one thing I've learned from life in the fast lane, it's that building more car lanes only brings more cars.

The Future of LAX: How World Class Cities Connect Airports to Transit

David Murphy | Posted 10.17.2011 | Los Angeles
David Murphy

Want to take public transportation to LAX? Good luck.

Five Things All of Denver Wants for Christmas

Weston Gentry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Weston Gentry

Denver has a rich history of many things. Unfortunately, that includes a band of overzealous parking police that will ticket you for looking at them wrong.

Governor Hickenlooper -- Ask for This Money

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

An interesting thing is going on in the states where Republican Governors are being sworn in to replace their Democratic predecessors. From Meteor Bl...

High-Speed Rail: Not Just Fast. Smart.

Keith Dierkx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Keith Dierkx

High-speed rail isn't just faster; it's smarter. And just as airplanes, asphalt and petroleum were key in the last century, information technology is proving to be critical to 21st century transportation infrastructure.

In The Public Interest: More Jobs for the Same Money

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

With almost one in ten Americans currently unemployed, local governments have a special obligation to create jobs. To that end, they also have an ob...

Denver Apartment Seekers Willing To Pay More To Be Near Light Rail

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

People are willing to pay about 4 percent more a month to rent an apartment within a quarter-mile of a light-rail stop. That's pushing vacancy rate...

WATCH: Amazing Time-Lapse Video Traces Route Of Proposed Train To Sea

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Via Curbed LA comes this incredible time-lapse video shot along the proposed route for phase 2 of the under-construction Expo Line., scheduled for com...