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Metro is deciding several rail construction issues: budget increases for Crenshaw/LAX and Regional Connector, contract for Purple Line Extension phase 2, and possible future Arts District service.
Donald Trump's first budget will reportedly follow a blueprint for extreme spending cuts laid out by the Heritage Foundation. That could spell disaster for cities, since Heritage recommends eliminating federal support for transit.
Parking lots make cities less walkable, bikeable, and transit-friendly. They crowd out space for housing. But with a parking lot tax, incentives change and using parking as a placeholder becomes a lot less attractive.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Francis Fitzgerald joins the podcast this week to talk about her 1986 book, Cities on a Hill. We discuss the different “visionary” communities described in the book, including Rajneeshpuram in Oregon, San Francisco’s Castro district, Sun City retirement communities, and Jerry Falwell’s moral majority in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Monday's L.A. Times attacked the California High Speed Rail Authority. Reporter Ralph Vartabedian claims a report shows cost overruns and delays, though the Times does not provide readers a chance to read the report for themselves.