Trips for Kids/Re-Cyclery Benefit Sale

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BART Invites Transit Bloggers to Query GM Dugger, Part I

Greg Dewar of N-Judah Chronicles, BART GM Dorothy Dugger, BART Spokesperson Linton Johnson.  Photo: Matthew Roth Last week, BART hosted a brunch meeting for Bay Area transit bloggers, explicitly acknowledging that journalism is trending away from traditional media to online and niche outlets. Organized by BART spokesperson Linton Johnson, writers from Streetsblog, The SF Appeal, […]
Since 2007, urban freight traffic (“vehicle miles traveled”) has not followed the upward trajectory of online sales. Graph: Joe Cortright

Is E-Commerce Increasing Urban Truck Traffic? Don’t Be So Certain

The conventional wisdom holds that the boom in online retail is causing a big increase in truck traffic. But economist Joe Cortright at City Observatory is skeptical. Reviewing a recent Brookings Institution analysis of decades of federal freight traffic data, which found skyrocketing growth, Cortright says the picture changes once you take into account how U.S. DOT changed its methodology after 2006: Over […]

CalSTA Rep: Let’s Make Biking and Walking the First Choice for Short Trips

CalSTA, the state agency that oversees all state transportation departments including Caltrans, is committed to improving conditions for transit, biking, and walking, according to its Deputy Secretary for Environmental Policy and Housing, Kate White. “Thirty percent of all trips in California are less than a mile,” said White, testifying at a legislative hearing yesterday in […]