Los Angeles Trip: In the Popular Imagination

It’s always interesting to trace the origins of our first imagined memories of unfamiliar places. Stereotypes abound– often unfortunate and

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YouLam No. 3 – Combat Midwinter Malaise With Good Journalism!

After a long stretch of tepid gloom, winter has hit like the gabbagool. It’s the latest YouLam. Here’s the news:

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Transportation Bonanza 11: The Rural, The Urban, And The MDOT

Nat takes a snowy Thursday trip to the capital to attend the Transportation Bonanza in Lansing with other planners, engineers, and nerds.

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It’s Not Infrastructure If It’s Just Roads

I spoke with Brian Calley on proposals to fix the damn roads– and to understand whether Republicans might consider transit a good complement.

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RTA Bus vs. a Train Between Ann Arbor and Detroit? (Part 2)

One of my readers observed that she was a bit bummed out by the “yeah, but it simply can’t work

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Travels and Travails in the Downriver Smog

US Steel’s closure of its two Downriver plants raise the question of the future of the polluted areas around the x217 and x219 ZIP codes.

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YouLam No. 2 – February 2020

Happy February. It is Black History Month! It’s also Leap Year, which means we have the opportunity to enjoy 3.6%

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StartingBloc: Learning Generosity at Hunt Street Station

In a couple of weeks, I’ll be attending the StartingBloc Institute in Los Angeles. A preview was offered last night

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