America Fast Forward

China Fast Forward?

  A recent article in the Los Angeles Times reports that Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and a representative from Metro had a “very preliminary” discussion with Chinese officials about the possibility of China making an investment in transit in Los Angeles. I considered this idea in a piece back in July 2010 in [continue reading]

U.S. Senate committee passes two-year transportation funding bill, including some of America Fast Forward

Here’s the good word from Metro’s government relations staff: Today, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, led by Chair, Senator Boxer, unanimously passed a two-year Transportation Reauthorization titled Moving Ahead for Progress (MAP-21). The bill radically alters federal funding for transportation throughout the United States. The bill’s summary, text [continue reading]

Digging the Chicago subway

Streamlining Chicago (1940) from WBEZ on Vimeo. Hat tip to Source reader Todd Markle for sending over this story from the WBEZ website in Chicago about the city getting its first subway. The above is a film made in 1940 to promote Chicago’s subway and freeway (ahem, expressway) plan. There’s [continue reading]