Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Free car with house purchase... the absurdity of sprawl just grows

by Sarah Goodyear  26 Apr 2011 10:12 AM on GRIST

Desperate measures.My head nearly exploded at the breakfast table on Saturday morning.

I was reading a piece in The New York Times about an Illinois developer who has finally found a way to unload the new houses he has built some 50 miles from downtown Chicago, in a place he has seen fit to dub a "Village of Yesteryear."

When drastic price cuts weren't enough to entice buyers, he decided to throw in $17,000 cash toward the purchase of a car with every house.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Public Transit -- Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

Public Transit -- Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning: "Our region relies on its transit system, which benefits us all — not just the 2 million riders who commute each day by train or bus.
Public transportation keeps cars off the roads, reduces congestion for everyone who drives, and improves air quality for all. And the mobility enabled by transit helps our economy and quality of life, giving people more choices for getting around."

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

[MN] Senate approves transit cuts |

In the face of world oil wars and climate change, the GOP, high on Koch, continues its attack on public transit.
Senate approves transit cuts | "The measure, approved 38-25, reduces spending on Twin Cities bus and rail operations by $32 million over two years.

The reduction by the GOP-led Senate is less severe than cuts favored by Republicans in a bill that passed the Minnesota House. The two bills will be reconciled in conference committees."