With (Facebook) Friends Like These …

marty_facebook.jpg

Make drivers chip in for transit? OMG, right?

Looks like at least one of Marty’s friends isn’t LOL.

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

BRT, Rail, and New York City: A Conversation With Walter Hook

|
Perhaps no one knows the ins and outs of BRT better than Walter Hook. As director of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy, Hook has advised cities on four continents about BRT implementation, including Jakarta's seven-corridor network, the first full-fledged BRT system in Asia. Streetsblog caught up with Hook -- in between trips to Cape Town and Mexico City -- for an email Q&A about why New York City needs Bus Rapid Transit, common misconceptions of BRT in America, and what will make BRT succeed here.

Eliminate the Parking Requirement

|
I’ve long bristled at the word "subsidies" that is applied so frequently to subways, buses and trains, and so infrequently to driving, even when the latter is "subsidized" much more lavishly than the former. The latest subsidy I’ve encountered most viscerally is the requirement that exists, even in most parts of New York City, to […]