Sunday, January 23, 2011

micro urban: Dollar value of walkability

micro urban: "Economic Analysis of Walkability
Each WalkScore point can add $1,000s in value of a house in some cities, even after factoring out other variables. Even in our auto-centric country, demand for walkable urbanism is under-met."

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

State College, PA - CATA Study to Explore Fare-Free Rider Access

State College, PA - CATA Study to Explore Fare-Free Rider Access: "CATA will soon study the feasibility of making its entire bus system fare-free for all riders, the public-transit agency confirmed.

The state Department of Transportation has awarded the Centre Area Transportation Authority a $100,000 grant to investigate the idea formally, CATA transit planner Greg Kausch said. He said the study, funded through PennDOT's Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative, is expected to last 18 to 24 months."

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

One Perfect Day Aboard Amtrak

One Perfect Day Aboard Amtrak: "With a shared love of rail travel, it seemed only natural to plan a honeymoon by train. We even took a train from our wedding to the hotel where we spent our wedding night. Our honeymoon spanned most of the nation, with travel on several of Amtrak's routes including the Coast Starlight, Empire Builder, and Lake Shore Limited. The train turned out be a perfect way to honeymoon. Our sleeper car was a perfect private getaway, and the motion of the train and the whistle only added to the romance. When we ventured out we enjoyed the lounge car, wine tastings, a film in the movie theater,and delicious meals in the dining car."