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Joe Mathews has been busy riding the rails in Germany and has some very useful and insightful conclusions to share with Californians as the Golden State continues planning and building its own high speed rail system. Mainly, he emphasizes, the stations need to be built as hubs not just for travel, but as nodes that […]

Nov 9th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Been offline for most of the last week at Netroots Nation in Phoenix. Got a chance to use the city’s light rail system, which is useful even in the hot sprawl of central Arizona. • Jeff Wood’s latest podcast covers lessons from France and Germany in a conversation with a planner at the FTA. Worth […]

Jul 21st, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

One of the effects of turning something into a culture war is it tends to undermine support for the idea in question by sending the more timid elements in search of a compromise solution. Some people seek compromise over the best, smartest, most sensible solution, and it is these people who are the true target […]

Jun 28th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized

Just as the country celebrated the death of its most wanted criminal, Osama bin Laden, it learned that he was speculating about an attack on the American rail system: One idea outlined in handwritten notes was to tamper with an unspecified U.S. rail track so that a train would fall off the track at a […]

May 7th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized