Brooklyn’s super convenient but mostly illegal private bus service (The Atlantic Cities)
Well clearly I made a glaring oversight during my transit tourist trip to New York. Writer Lisa Margonelli examines the thriving — but technically illegal — private transit system operating in New York’s outer boroughs. There are a couple interesting debates brought up in the article, including whether or not the private transit service actually undermines the existing public transit system. Margonelli argues that the private jitneys provide a complementary and fundamentally different type of service.
The Times’ Boostershots blog takes a look at how events like CicLAvia can promote public health by making physical activity fun. And I cannot overstate how fun CicLAvia is. The next one is this Sunday, October 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
More rail service could spring from new agency (San Diego Union Tribune)
Here’s a story from a few weeks ago that fell through the cracks. Various regional transportation agencies along the San Luis Obispo–Los Angeles–San Diego (aka LOSSAN) rail corridor are exploring the possibility of creating a super-agency to improve management of the services they operate. The Union Tribute suggests that we could see “as many as 27 additional daily train trips along the San Diego-Los Angeles corridor,” on top of the 11 operated daily today. This intercity corridor is the second busiest in the U.S. behind the Northeast Corridor.