Category Archives: public transit

The U.S. is choking on its traffic and it’s going to get worse – The Washington Post

A new report says the infrastructure can’t keep pace with projected growth or alleviate the current crush.

Source: The U.S. is choking on its traffic and it’s going to get worse – The Washington Post

I wonder why car manufacturers don’t show their cars where they’re actually being used in commercials. I guess if you’re sitting in traffic, 500hp doesn’t mean much.

Car ownership is becoming increasingly irrelevant in Washington, D.C. – The Washington Post

The area’s millennials keep attracting transit start-ups that make car ownership unnecessary.

Source: Car ownership is becoming increasingly irrelevant in Washington, D.C. – The Washington Post

This is what I’m interested in. No car payments, no insurance payments, no fuel costs, no maintenance costs, no traffic jams, no car crashes. Gimmie!

Sidewalk Labs, a Start-Up Created by Google, Has Bold Aims to Improve City Living – NYTimes.com

Google’s Sidewalk Labs will pursue technologies to cut pollution, curb energy use, streamline transportation and reduce the cost of city living.

Source: Sidewalk Labs, a Start-Up Created by Google, Has Bold Aims to Improve City Living – NYTimes.com

I gotta wonder about this. They do recognize what needs fixing, and what people want, but don’t mention dealing with the politics of making changes in cities. Also, how do they reduce costs for your average guy? Also, will they do something about noisy neighbors?