Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Flying Drone & Obama's Enviro Tone

I can't seem to stay put in San Francisco. I feel like the airplane is my second home and my body doesn't know what time it is. Right now I'm in Charlotte so hopefully I'll be able to get some light rail pictures for folks, or at least some good TOD pictures. So I won't be getting to the Ringstrasse today.

There is some news that i'd like to share even if I can't cover it as adequately as i'd like. Obama let loose on his plan to take on climate change. Hill Heat covers it pretty well but here is my favorite part...

Sustainable communities
  • Reform federal transportation funding to take into account smart growth considerations
  • Require states to plan for energy conservation for the expenditure of federal transportation funds
  • Reform the tax code to make benefits for driving and public transit or ridesharing equal
Carless in Seattle also has some of the scoop. I dunno what anyone else thinks, but this seems like a big deal. Here is some of the policy speech he gave.


Dave said...

I take it your at the Charlotte Streetcar Workshop or the APTA’s Annual Meeting, will you be reporting on it?

A couple of my buddies are down for the meetings to research a project you mentioned in a recent article. And I'll be down there friday night to explore Charlotte with em... have you had a chance to check out Charlotte yet?

Pantograph Trolleypole said...

Yes I was at the streetcar workshop but probably won't report on it. However, the powerpoints are all on the Reconnecting America website if you want to take a look. There is a wealth of information there.

I'll probably be checking out Charlotte in the morning. Hopefully its a sunny day so I can take some pictures