Traffic deaths in the U.S. are mounting, reaching more than 40,000 last year, and, according to a recent draft report by the National Transportation Safety Board, speed is the overlooked factor. The NTSB reported that speeding accounts for about 10,000 deaths a year — as many as drunk driving. One of the agency’s key recommendation was to change the way […]
Here's the first installment of my two-part conversation with Jonn Elledge, the editor of City Metric and the host of the Skylines podcast. In this episode Jonn interviews me about American transportation, particularly the history of urban subways and light rail, as well as transportation politics and possible futures.
High school students haven't gotten much attention as potential bike-share users, but as former Chicago and DC transportation chief Gabe Klein recently told CNN, that's a mistake: "We should absolutely be giving these kids memberships or reduced-fee memberships because it lowers our costs." To make it happen, current rules will have to change.