Image by Getty Images via DaylifeFor those traveling on I-15 last night, it was a nightmare. A trucked rolled over in Davis County snarling traffic for miles.
I-15 crash snarls evening commute
Apparently many people seeing how bad the tie ups were on I-15 decided to take Front Runner home instead. While the trains may have been overcrowded because of this, at least they didn't have to deal with the traffic tie ups and got home faster.
Here is a nice editorial coming from Utah County about taking the bus.
IN OUR VIEW: The allure of the bus
Next up is an article about walkable communities and how they can keep the pounds off. Imagine that, if the neighborhood is walkable it means that people are more likely to walk and it keeps the weight off. What a concept is that?
Walkable Neighborhoods Keep the Pounds Off
On that note Walk Score has come out with a new walk score calculator plus showing the most walkable cities which does not have Salt Lake City in the top 30. The walk score is still of questionable use since it does not have the abilities to know about sidewalks. After all, my in-laws area shows a higher walking score than our apartment despite the fact that it is not safe to walk from my in-laws home to anywhere.
Transit ridership is surging because of high gas prices so what is President Bush's answer to the situation? His Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters just reveled a plan to transfer funds from transit to highways. Doesn't that make sense?
As Highway Trust Fund Shrinks, Bush Administration Wants to Rob Transit
Funding for transit should be increased now, not taken away to fund more highways.