Elections

A look back at a controversy from this month's Virginia State Senate election, which produced some seriously misleading rhetoric about "toll roads" (i.e., the proposal was for HOT lanes, not a toll road).
Nov 28, 2015   Vox
Although it is a public transit success, Metrolink was cobbled together with old freight rail lines. It was a relatively cheap and quick way of providing rail service, but its drawbacks have become obvious.
Sep 16, 2008   California Planning and Development Report
The battle for the White House has reached my inbox, as even listservs about urbanism crackle with endorsements and denunciations of Obama, McCain, Palin, etc. Blog Post
Sep 15, 2008   By Michael Lewyn
Elected city officials in dozens of cities want to overturn term limits, saying current ones keep them from being able to tackle long-range projects.
Sep 11, 2008   New York Times
<p>The Boston Globe says that when suburbs become denser, 'Democrats promising mass transit become more appealing than Republicans promising to protect gun ownership.'</p>
Jul 8, 2008   The Boston Globe
<p>Election Day provided a big boost for proponents of redevelopment in California. A statewide measure to restrict use of eminent domain lost badly, while voters in San Francisco and Napa County showed support for redevelopment projects.</p>
Jun 4, 2008   California Planning & Development Report
<p>None of the major presidential candidates are paying enough attention to the nation's deteriorating infrastructure, according to this article.</p>
May 16, 2008   Scholars & Rogues