Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The Direct Transfer's Most Read for September 29
Quote of the Day
On USC's cancelling of thier successful transit pass program
" ...this is just a pay cut for anybody at USC who has a disability that prevents them from driving and the university’s lowest wage workers." - USC Professor Lisa Schweitzer
Most Read #1
Yesterday San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee sent a letter to the board of supervisors saying that he would veto an Idaho Stop law that had enough votes to pass. His reasoning? He "will not trade away public safety for convenience" You mean like the five times he's been caught doing it himself with his city funded car?
Most Read #2
Adam Gopnick writes in the New Yorker that cities just can't win. In their lowest times they are horrific places to be and on high they are unaffordable and unjust. But his main point is to review a book on the New York City grid. He notes "The grid, useful as an accelerant for pedestrians and horse-drawn vehicles, ended up being unintentionally well-adapted to the imperialism of the car."
Most Read #3
Kevin DeGood of the Center for American Progress writes about three white elephant transportation projects and how they are making a mockery of the federal process. He argues for a competitive process, I'm not sure I can argue against him.
Telecommuting works best in moderation. Too bad we can't say that work itself is best in moderation.