Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Madison, WI

Here is an interesting post on the Politics of Madison, WI. concerning transit.  I went to the University there, so I've got a personal connection to the town.  Good to see that they are thinking of these things!

ArtMadison Transit Athority

Monday, November 9, 2009

New Electric Buses

Here is a great article about the currently available new generation of electric buses.  Really beautiful.http://www.wired.com/autopia/2009/11/altairnano-proterra/

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Warren Buffett Understands Things..

Here is a link to an article about how Warren Buffett is investing in Railroads. I think the implications are large. This is a man who understands Economic impact.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Enmotion Producer Does Good

Raub Shapiro, Enmotion's executive producer, conceived of this spot with Robert Reich and produced it to boot. It was the most popular political hit on Youtube for the week!
Bravo Raub!

Friday, August 14, 2009

BRT In Provo, Utah

Here is yet another BRT system going in. I'm curious to see how it turns out.


Saturday, August 1, 2009

NYT Editorial in Support of High Speed Rail

Here is a great editorial which emphasizes the need for funding for high speed rail in this country..... and a commitment. I am a firm believer in this and what it can do to transform our national infrastructure and aid our economy. Bravo to some positive though taking place in the US!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Dutch BRT Plans

I looks like the Dutch, no strangers to great Mass Transit, are looking seriously at developing more BRT systems.


Monday, July 20, 2009

Rename the Bus!

An interesting bit of Transit awareness from CEO's.

A short article focusing on renaming bus lines to make them more sexy. Look what the "TransMilenio" did for Bogota!

As is often the case, a big thanks to the blog, "Theoverheadwire" for the link.


Monday, July 13, 2009


Finally we're getting some good mainstream articles about mass transit in the states. Maybe this will help a little with the support!


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hydrogen Powered Trains

Here is an interesting one that Monte dug up. DOD funding Hydrogen powered trains.

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Holy Cow! The NYT Magazine is devoted to infrastructure today. Just having coffee and getting ready to open it up. Seems like maybe something is afoot!


Monday, June 8, 2009

Detroit Support for Transit

Here is an obvious line of support coming for mass transit out of Detroit, with support from the likes of Biden. I'm in Milwaukee at the moment and there is quite a bit of hubub about the proposed rail line / streetcar line here.


We'll see what comes of it all.

Thanks to Reconnecting America for providing us with the link!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

What is BRT?

This article hits on an important aspect of promoting a BRT system.... People do not always understand what it is!


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Interesting Article About Oil Production

Jeff Rubin, an internationally respected economist, had an interesting article on NPR the other day. It was promoting his new book about oil production going down. "Peak Oil" Very interesting. Ultimately, it means more mass transit and the need for more public support for it. Here is a link to the article.


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Government Money Spent Properly!


This link goes to an article about the new deal China has struck with Siemens for 1,000 high speed trains.  Imagine what would happen if the US started pushing all types of transit as aggressively as China!

Great French Train Ads

Here are a couple of french transit ads I really like.  These ads are clever, and they don't just talk about saving gas.  They get you to like the idea of transit.... even if it is being eaten or you are being tossed out of the train!

Monday, May 11, 2009

We Can Plan

It is possible to plan better communities around transit. This is a great article about a community in Germany that is thriving without the use of cars.