The conventional progressive wisdom is that the Trump Administration will be bad for cities and for transit users. But in recent decades, a unified Republican government has been better for public transit than a divided government.
An efficient and equitable transport system must be diverse to serve diverse travel demands. Planners need better tools to quantify and communicate the benefits of walking, cycling and public transit to sometimes skeptical decision makers.
As the number of prominent buildings from the 1960s facing the wrecking ball increases, from the Mummers Theater in Oklahoma City to the Mechanic Theater in Baltimore, Mark Lamster bemoans the assault on the architecture of that era.