Ep126: Transit Angst 8/31/21

This time I cover the bread and butter issues of Mass Transit; First by covering a history of the build out of the Highway system, and how public mass transit is still shortchanged both by institutions and the wait for ever more complex car systems. I follow up in the 2nd Hour with 2 New York centered stories about crime/safety in mass transit (or lack thereof), and the systemic, but also people focused options to Dirt bike abuse. I finish with positive news of more successful Express Bus Lines, and the uncovering of much more invasive plans that redesign cities away from cars.

Music Used: Invisible Hand, by Ethan Miller: Transit Angst, (Simcity 4), by Jerry Martin

Sources

History Association explores Interstate highway construction
https://themetropole.blog/2021/04/05/the-myth-and-the-truth-about-interstate-highways/
Ride Sharing Bad, Events like the Oscars distrupt public trasit without hesitaition.
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/ride-hailing-makes-road-congestion-worse-study-finds-again
Adam Something Video responding to Car Automation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oafm733nI6U
Meationed Infrastructure Statement from Greens
https://www.gp.org/green_party_decries_biden_retreat_on_climate_in_infrastructure_stimulus_line_3_pipeline
Two sides on reducing crime on Public transit
https://www.governing.com/now/whats-the-best-way-to-reduce-crime-on-transit-systems
Unread Backround info On NYC subway crime; my insticts during the show are correct. 1.5 murder per million people; Feeling unsafe because of Covid seems to blead into everything else.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/18/nyregion/mta-subway-crime-stats-rates.html
People centered solutions to Dirk Bike Abuse
https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/nyc-bikers-push-to-build-park-to-ride-so-they-dont-have-to-ride-illegally-on-streets/3099513/
Coverage of Minneapolis BRT success
https://usa.streetsblog.org/2018/04/30/minneapolis-figured-out-the-formula-for-increasing-bus-ridership/
City policy for cutting car dependence and local traffic woes
https://www.forbes.com/sites/carltonreid/2020/01/13/birmingham-reveals-radical-ghent-style-plan-to-cut-car-addiction/

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