A web of transport syndicates made up of private bus owners have repeated blocked official attempts to modernize Nepal’s highly inefficient bus network in the pollution-chocked Kathmandu Valley. According to the AFP, critics in Nepal say that these associations have managed to win control over the roads and ensure laws stay favorable to them by […]
In the winter of 1942-1943, Jack Delano, born Jacob Ovcharov, took hundreds of portraits of porters, linemen, engineers, conductors and other workers in the Chicago railyards. Delano was on assignment from the U.S. Office of War Information to document everyday working conditions in the railroads. Using cutting-edge technology for the day — portable 8×10 film cameras — Delano photographed hundreds of Slovenians, Polish, Ukrainians, African-Americans and others working in various aspects of the railroad industry. Now, the Center for Railroad Photography and Art and the Chicago History Museum, has sought to bring those 73-year old images to life, by telling the stories of each worker in Delano’s photos.
Brian Standing spoke with John Gruber, the past president of the Center for Railroad Photography and Art, about his new edited volume “Railroaders: Jack Delano’s Homefront Photography.”
MADISON (WORT) — A century ago, Madisonians got around not by car or bus but by electric trolley. This turn of the century mode of transit help shape Madison’s urban landscape. Hosted by Madison Historian Stu Levitan.
According to a report by advocacy group Smart Growth America, between 2009 and 2011, Wisconsin spent 39 percent of its highway budget on road repair versus 61 percent on road expansion, thus adding to its backlog of roads requiring future maintenance. Nowhere does this imbalance manifest itself more than in the Milwaukee metropolitan area, where […]
The legislature’s Joint Finance Committee is expected to reconvene soon to finish its review of Governor Walker’s proposed 2015-2017 budget. On the list of topics yet to be discussed is funding for transportation projects, including the building and expansion of roads. 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, a land use advocacy group, has successfully sued the state […]
Former Mayor of Madison and current Executive Director of the Wisconsin Bike Fed, Dave Cieslewizc, talks about the impacts of Governor Walker’s proposed budget cuts and their impacts on biking and alternative transportation programs. The interview comes live from Machinery Row in on Winter Bike to Work Day.