Archive for October, 2009

STA bus route fracas in Browne’s Addition

Friday, October 30th, 2009

In a recent Spokesman Review article, it said how a group of residents in Browne’s addition are up in arms about some bus route shuffling STA recently put in place. It made me think of some work I did while with the City of Spokane regarding the real impact that STA buses have on our city streets — particulary residential ones. I wonder if STA and the city talked about the ramifications with the route adjustments? A paper I wrote on the subject quantified those effects. You can find it here: http://www.inlandrail.org/documents/FactPaperForHeavyAxleLoads.pdf

Editorial page content

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

The purpose of the InlandRail editorial page is to present in as straightforward a manner as we can, issues pertaining to the whole idea of transportation planning (and, certainly rail-based transportation solutions) and how it fits into the overall regional scheme of things. Essays that reflect the board’s thinking or action have no byline. Other essays (more…)

Welcome to the inaugural InlandRail blog post!

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Many folks have commented that they wished we had an active blog. Well, here it is. We’re still getting our feet wet, so the look may change in the future as we identify and implement any new functionality that becomes available or that we may have overlooked.

This blog was created using the open-source application, “WordPress”. Check it out  at   http://www.wordpress.org.  By using WordPress, we were able to host our blog fully on our own InlandRail server, and not rely on any third-party infrastructure or other hosting agreements. This allows us much better control over the look, feel and security of the blog. So, comment away — let’s see how this thing works out.