Good news: “10 expressions of interest in California high speed fleet”

10 expressions of interest in California high speed fleet - Railway Gazette

Article: 10 expressions of interest in California high speed fleet – Railway Gazette.

Not many details and I don’t care to go digging, but I see it’s trainsets and a maintenance facility.  I hope it’s a “DBM” (or even “DBOM”) project.  Having one company design, build, and maintain the equipment gives the manufacturer strong incentive to make the trainsets reliable.  At least that’s the idea.

Bad Data: “How Not To Measure Traffic Congestion—Hold the Hyperbole, Please! “

The INRIX report makes several other basic errors. It describes traffic congestion as “gridlock,” a greatly abused term. Gridlock refers to a specific situation in which vehicles in a network are totally stuck due to clogged intersections. It almost never occurs.

Article: How Not To Measure Traffic Congestion—Hold the Hyperbole, Please! | Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network.

I’ve only just started following Litman.  I should have followed him sooner, I think.  I can’t imagine that gridlock has actually ever happened in Oklahoma.

Pay Attention OKC! “Rethinking How To Assess Public Transit Needs”

Not a KC streetcar

Podcast: Rethinking How To Assess Public Transit Needs | KCUR.

As is often the case, Jarrett Walker talks sense about transit and has some thoughts on streetcar-before-bus systems.  OKC, pay attention!