CC – by Atwater Village Newbie
Ahh, the power of creeping bias in language (hat tip to Jarrett Walker):
Everyone at the City should strive to make the transportation systems operate as efficiently as possible. However, we must be careful how we use efficient because that word is frequently confused with the word faster. Typically, efficiency
Continue reading A matter of language – defining congestion and sprawl
Minneapolis LRV, a project built with New Starts before the total focus on the CEI. CC image from joelplutchak on flickr.
Following up from previous discussions of precision and accuracy, Elana Schor at Streetsblog delves deeper into the subject.
While addressing the U.S. Conference of Mayors, assistant transport secretary for policy Polly Trottenberg was asked
Continue reading Precisely.
Streetcar tracks, H St NE – CC image from flickr
Over the past couple of days, there have been lots of reactions to the DOT’s decision to lessen the importance of their cost-effectiveness measures in decisions on new transit starts funding (TTP, Yglesias, TNR, TOW, Streetsblog), almost all of them positive. There are, however, some
Continue reading Cost-effectiveness