Let's build new low cost streetcars RIGHT DAMN NOW.
I just posted a letter on the Salon web site about first priorities in our current crisis. I'll be coming back later and writing an expanded version of it.
But if you've reached this blog from that letter, might I recommend that you follow a few links to get some idea of what I have in mind.
First of all, here is an image of a vegetated right of way.
Secondly, here is a brief view of some aspects of what I have in mind.
Here's a piece I wrote on bias against mass transit that you may not even realize you have.
And if you're one of those folks who somehow still think that things like the Snell Report are just disinformation by car haters, here, here, and here are concrete examples of how we got to the sad state we're in right now.
Oh, and on a lighter note, here are the pics I took a few days back of a local vintage trolley and the infrastructure that keeps it going. I figured that all of us policy folks now talking about rail needed to get better data on what came before and I should do my part to provide it. Enjoy.