MetroLinks for 9/22/09
Here are some links to transit and urban planning-related items from around the internet that you may have missed.
- Jack Schuler and Richard Baron had an interesting editorial in the Post-Dispatch about Missouri’s aging infrastructure.
- Save the Date! MetroLink prom this year will be taking place on Friday, October 23, with a special appearance by Miss MetroLink. Apparently, 80 people participated last year in this (non-Metro-sponsored) event. Via CuriousFeet St. Louis, who also told us about Urban Studio cafe’s grand opening yesterday.
- The Transport Politic wonders, Do we need better local transit service before we move on to good intercity transit?
- There will be a second public workshop on Saturday, September 26 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. regarding the Central West End Sustainable Development Plan and Code. The workshop will be held at the Schlafly Library at 225 North Euclid. More info and background courtesy of Saint Louis Urban Workshop blog.
- Streetsblog examines whether highway users cover the costs of highways, and a lively discussion in the comments ensues.
- A reader sent me a link to this Transit Pass post about the recent T4 America study on the effects of recent nationwide transit cutbacks (the cover of which features Metro’s infamous bus-service-suspended signs) and a state-by-state look at transportation.
You may have noticed that our posts have been a little light these last few weeks; we have been working hard to develop some great content, and have been holding it back for our “official” launch. (Did you know you’ve been reading the beta?) We are anticipating that “official” public launch of the blog very soon, which essentially involves emailing all of our friends & contacts and talking to some folks in the media to let them know we’re blogging. Once that happens we kick into high gear around here so keep your eyes open, and help spread the word about NextStop to your friends.