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by (RSS) Uncategorized | April 18th, 2011 12:32am CDT | 8 Comments

Daylight at the End of the Transit Tunnel… As a few of you might have read in a previous post on the matter, I outlined several opinions regarding initiatives- from small and low cost to large and capital demanding- to improve public transit in Memphis.  This encouraged several comments from readers with their own excellent […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | February 4th, 2011 12:59am CDT | 10 Comments

On January 19th I attended the first in a series of public meetings being held by the MPO and led by Kyle Wagenschutz – the city’s first bicycle/ pedestrian coordinator.  The meeting was exceptionally well attended and the forward-thinking nature of the program provided a breath of fresh air in regards to an MPO that […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | January 12th, 2011 12:50am CDT | Comments Off on New Year’s Wish: An Honest, Bold and Creative MPO

I and around 50 other residents attended a public meeting held by the MPO on December 9th at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library.  The meeting was part of the second round in the public input process being held to inform the MPO’s 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).  The focus of the meeting was […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | November 30th, 2010 12:29am CDT | 7 Comments

Since moving to Memphis I have heard much criticism concerning MATA and its service.  As it appears a window is opening that would allow for a significant overhaul of the system with the hiring of Nelson\Nygaard Consulting for a $350,000 short-range transit plan, we need to look at the facts and the myths of the […]

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by (RSS) Uncategorized | November 8th, 2010 11:32am CDT | 1 Comment

As a long time reader of the SCM blog site, I both respect and embrace many of the issues supported by such forward thinking.  Truly, this community and region are in desperate need of a complete overhaul of our thought process concerning economic development, social equality and creating our built environment. Sometimes I feel the […]

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