Blogosphere - In this section you'll find commentary, opinion and editorials from blogs and newspapers around the country. The opinions expressed in these blogs do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Reconnecting America.
Blogosphere: New Urbanism and Transit Part II
An excellent comment debate has arisen on my recent post "New Urbanists are from Mars, Transit Planners are from Venus," which addresses the mutual incomprehension between many transit agencies and many urban designers who think they're building transit friendly communities...
Blogosphere: Stories of Transit & Sexual Harassment
Last week we wrote…
Reconnecting America President and CEO John Robert Smith will speak at the fall meeting of the Piedmont Alliance for Quality Growth (PAQG) Nov. 15 to 16. The meeting will be at the Technology Square Research Building on the Campus of Georgia Tech. Smith will be discussing the idea of "reconnecting the megaregion" with high speed rail, as well as the transportation funding reauthorization. The Piedmont Alliance for Quality (PAQG) is a fledgling organization of cities, businesses and universities looking for ways to promote and enhance quality growth in the southeast. It is an outgrowth of meetings over the past three years of people representing the area known as the Piedmont Atlantic Megaregion (PAM). PAM is an area defined roughly as Birmingham to Raleigh and Chattanooga (maybe Nashville and/or Knoxville) to Jacksonville, and shaped by the railroad and highway corridors. At a meeting in Macon last spring the group decided to loosely organize itself into the PAQG.