Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Links

An article on California's new land use law.
Essentially the law, which will take years to implement, uses incentives and requirements to encourage local governments and builders to concentrate growth in urban areas or close to public transportation hubs, in an effort to reduce Californians' use of cars and lower their greenhouse gas emissions.
I find it hard to believe that the light rail line on the Central Corridor will cause as much noise as these folks are claiming. It's not like they didn't have tons of cars and buses going by before.
Eugene has acquired federal funding for the next part of its BRT line.
The federal government on Wednesday formally announced its $32.5 million contribution to the project, which adds a second leg to the Lane Transit District’s EmX system. The U.S. Department of Transportation previously had agreed to provide the money, but it’s still reassuring to get the formal award, said Andy Vobora, spokesman for LTD, which is developing and will operate the new transit line.
There weren't a lot of interesting articles today, but hopefully everyone will have a Happy Holiday. Posting will be light the next few days.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Hiawatha Line in Minneapolis is essentially silent. So the folks complaining about the Central Corridor, which would use identical technology, are just plain wrong.

Maybe they're complaining about the noise of the *construction vehicles* during construction -- that would be a valid complaint.