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Glenn Gaven : The Sad Saga of Austin’s $10 Million Concrete Path

Austin City Councilman Chris Riley on his trusty steed. Image from chrisforaustin.com. Taken for a ride: The sad saga of the$10 million concrete path It is no coincidence that this segment of concrete treasure will run along part of Austin … finish reading Glenn Gaven : The Sad Saga of Austin’s $10 Million Concrete Path

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Roger Baker : How High Gas Prices Are Putting the Hurt on Average Drivers

Cartoon from The Smoking Jacket.How high gas prices are hurtingaverage drivers (and voters) By Roger Baker / The Rag Blog / March 22, 2012 [This is the first of a two-part series.] High gasoline prices are probably hitting the average … finish reading Roger Baker : How High Gas Prices Are Putting the Hurt on Average Drivers

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David P. Hamilton : On the Road in France

French road sign warns of curves ahead. Photo from photoguide.cz.On the road in France:A different approach to getting around …you will often find yourself passing through villages where the road shrinks to one lane to be shared with pedestrians, bicycles, … finish reading David P. Hamilton : On the Road in France

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New Urbanism : Transportation Fantasia in Central Texas

Cloning the evil broom:Kirk Watson and the New Urbanists By Glenn Gaven / The Rag Blog / November 6, 2009 In the movie Fantasia, Mickey chops the evil broom into bits only to have them transform into a whole army … finish reading New Urbanism : Transportation Fantasia in Central Texas

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Austin Transit Threatening to Hike Fares Again

February 7, 1940, marked a dramatic change for Austin commuters. At 1:40 p.m. 500 Austinites boarded the electric streetcars at 6th and Congress for one final ride. The ceremonial ride also launched the Austin Transit Company’s brand new fleet of … finish reading Austin Transit Threatening to Hike Fares Again

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Transit : Dying ‘Dillos are Austin’s Canaries

The dying ‘Dillos of Austin:A morality play for changing times By Greg Moses / The Rag Blog / August 31, 2009 It’s not that we’re going to miss the cute little “’Dillo” buses very much when the last two lines … finish reading Transit : Dying ‘Dillos are Austin’s Canaries

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Austin Buses : Fare Hike Means More Traffic, Pollution

Waiting for a bus on the Rio Grande campus of Austin Community College. Photo by Alberto Martinez / Austin American-Statesman. Transit officials in Austin refuse to even acknowledge the relationship between fare hikes and ridership loss. Their estimates for the … finish reading Austin Buses : Fare Hike Means More Traffic, Pollution

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Michael Moore : Goodbye, GM

General Motors’ Bob Lutz (“Global Warming is a crock of shit”) and Gary Cowger with obsolete product.Goodbye, GM It is with sad irony that the company which invented ‘planned obsolescence’ — the decision to build cars that would fall apart … finish reading Michael Moore : Goodbye, GM

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Off and Running : Recovery Bill Big on Transit, Green Energy, Science

Obama Recovery program provides $8 billion for high-speed rail. Pictured is a high speed rail project that Californians voted for in 2008.Progressives, Obama keep promise to jumpstart clean energy, economy. By Joseph Romm / February 14, 2009 Years from now, … finish reading Off and Running : Recovery Bill Big on Transit, Green Energy, Science

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Congress Votes to Fund Amtrak

Bush wants to veto Amtrak cash when it’s needed most Now that the airlines are dying due to soaring jet fuel costs, it could well be that there is not enough rail capacity to pick up the slack. Especially since … finish reading Congress Votes to Fund Amtrak

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