Tag Archives: intermodal transportation

Our Urban Challenge: Riding The Bus

I’ve taken the bus in many cities in the U.S. and Europe, but before yesterday I had only taken the bus twice in my eight years in Springfield — both times to travel downtown when the roads were too icy to ride my bicycle. That wasn’t enough experience to form an impression of the system. […]

Multi-modal Tuesday

I had to go to Kansas City yesterday to take care of business. I decided to go multi-modal. Mode #1 was our Honda Civic. One could fly to KC from Springfield if one wished to pay more than $600 to do so (according to my search of Expedia for a booking with 5 days advanced […]

Price of Gas?

Up until a few minutes ago I had no idea about the price of gas these days. My daughter and I walked to school this morning because it’s sprinkling. I’m good to go in the rain on my bicycle. But I don’t make her ride in the rain. It’s a teenage hair thing. Ah, I […]

Why We’re Doomed

The following television commercial says a lot about American car culture and why so few people care that about 40,000 of our fellow citizens die in car crashes each year. Again, that’s about one 9/11 per month or two jumbo jets per week. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy […]

Chick Magnet

OK, so that headline might be over-selling it a bit. But here’s a fact: Ride into downtown Springfield on a Brompton and people notice. And ask questions. I went to the Mudhouse for a muffin and coffee. I hang out there a lot. It’s a great place to read the paper and socialize. I’m something […]

Multi-Modal Dreams

My Brompton arrived today. It’s nearly 100 degrees today and humid. So for most of the two hours that it’s been here I’ve been inside getting used to the fold and reading the manual. The fold is very easy and very fast. Two tries and I’m a pro. Anyone would be 🙂 I took it […]

T & I Press Conference Webcast

The following is a press release from the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure: WASHINGTON — House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman James L. Oberstar (Minn.) will release a white paper next week to outline plans for the new surface transportation authorization bill. The news conference is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17, at 11:00 […]

Shovel Ready

Suppose you want to spend some money — call it stimulus — on projects that will 1) employ people who badly need employment, 2) give citizens real transportation options, and 3) do a lot of good things for the envionrment and public health (just to name a few). Hmmmmm… what could you build? How about […]

I’m Intermodal Today

It’s 14 degrees outside, and the streets are covered in ice. I don’t mind the cold, but I do mind the ice. So today I’m on foot and bus — the BearLine, that is. Speaking of intermodal, I’ve added a new links category called Resources / Intermodal. I’m on the search for good websites that […]