9/16/2016
A very potent combination of forces has emerged in the growth center of North Carolina where managers of a public-interest commercial district pride themselves in state-of-the-art development and land management. Research Triangle Park (RTP) is in the center of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel metrople... more
8/15/2016
Sorry, Governor Cuomo, leader of the Empire State: your planners and policy-makers lack vision. A new century is upon us, and it does not help to dwell in 20th century thinking. The Hudson Valley is a centrally located, hilly, treed region with abundant fresh water that runs south with a mighty ... more
6/28/2016
US DOT invested significant research and development resources into possible new modes of ground transport in the early 1970s. Out of its AGT programs came many airport APM applications, a few amusement rides and, in Europe, driverless metros. Also studied, with little result, were AHS - automated ... more
5/11/2016

PRT’s CONUNDRUM Why the business case for personal rapid transit is blocked. Lawrence J. Fabian, Trans.21 and Stan Young, NREL May 2016 Urban transport policy-makers have new street-based mobility options. The emergence of robo-cars, robo-cabs, robo-delivery vehicles, robo-vans and robo-b... more
3/19/2016
Mass ownership of cars surged after WW-II causing massive congestion and urban flight in the US. Eisenhower sealed the problematic deal in the 1950s in the deteriorating Interstate Highways that put down a continental network. It ripped apart cities. Transit use declined dramatically. Urban cores w... more
1/22/2016
Some twenty professionals and enthusiasts at the Technix workshop organized by ATRA at the University of Maryland on January 9 engaged in a charrette for several hours divided into three teams, each assigned to think out to 2040 and modern mobility in three different settings. Before... more
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