Housing, jobs, and other destinations are so diffused throughout American urban areas that they don’t generate the large numbers of people moving from one point to another that mass transit needs to work.
Making transit systems work for more people would require using more small-box transit: small buses, vans, and so forth.
The convenience of short travel times enhances each person’s participation in the free market.
“Other investigators have to help him do his job, which puts a burden on those investigators. While he is gone doing ride alongs his work has to be done by other investigators. If he was qualified for the job this wouldn’t be happening,” the source said.
Without the discipline of user fees, everything that’s happening with the A line should have been expected.
There has been a healthy trend toward more competition in ground transportation in Colorado. The airport would be taking a step backward by trying to re-establish a monopoly or near-monopoly.
This ill-conceived subsidy scheme allows low wage employers to continue paying low wages, and will hurt those that it is intended to help.
The Aurora Water Department, squirreled away on the 3rd floor of its city hall, can only envy the empire building of its larger neighbor.
Redevelopment has taken place mainly, if not only, where tax-increment financing and other subsidies have supported it.
Inclusionary zoning modestly benefits a few chosen families, but it does nothing to make housing more broadly affordable. The legislature would be wise to avoid giving that authority to counties.