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This is a hot-potato topic, but I’ll be brave. In the rush to convert one-ways to two-ways, I worry we’re trending the wrong-way. “One-ways bad, two-ways good” is almost a tribal chant now, and it’s getting a little loud. The rush to convert is an understandable reaction to engineering failure,…

What comes to mind when you hear news of a pending transportation project that will run into the hundreds of millions or even billions? Invariably it is a freeway or urban rail project. It’s a celebrity culture, and freeways are the celebrities of our auto-worshiping culture.  If freeways have issues, everyone…

Why do we prefer trains over buses? Maybe there is magic in steel wheels, but there are also practical reasons. The more that buses can mimic trains, then they might get more riders per dollar spent than trains! Say you see a random bus. Is it an option for you? Not…