Andy Yan, the analyst who exposed Vancouver’s real estate disaster

by Terry Glavin : macleans – excerpt (includes interactive map) Hated by politicians, speculators and money-launderers, Andy Yan’s data on Vancouver housing has earned him the right to say, ‘I told you so’ Andy Yan is a 42-year-old East Vancouverite who came up out of the proud working class ranks of Van Tech high school, toiling … More Andy Yan, the analyst who exposed Vancouver’s real estate disaster

Suspect Hunters Point shipyard contractor did similar work at Treasure Island

By Jason Fagone and Cynthia Dizikes : sfchronicle – excerpt Corporate managers accused of directing an extensive fraud in the cleanup of San Francisco’s toxic shipyard led similar projects at nearby Treasure Island — work that apparently has never been rechecked since fraud at the shipyard was discovered, even as a $5 billion real estate … More Suspect Hunters Point shipyard contractor did similar work at Treasure Island

‘Incentive to create havoc’: Self-driving cars set to turn streets into gridlocked hell – study

RT – excerpt Driverless cars could spark a gridlock nightmare to avoid paying for parking, a new study warns. Autonomous vehicles could even gang up to create traffic delays, allowing them to continuously cruise around instead of park. The idea sounds like a smart one: Avoid ever having to pay for parking by getting your … More ‘Incentive to create havoc’: Self-driving cars set to turn streets into gridlocked hell – study

Dick Spotswood: Larkspur ferry parking structure stalled by ideology

By Dick Spotswood : marinij – excerpt Golden Gate Ferry statistics show that peak-period boats are at capacity. Likewise, the ferry terminal parking lot off Sir Francis Drake Boulevard is jammed. Significantly, there’s demand for increased ferry service on the existing route to the San Francisco Ferry Building and, given water transit’s rising popularity, a … More Dick Spotswood: Larkspur ferry parking structure stalled by ideology

Stop deepening Bay Area transportation, housing crisis

By Daniel Borenstein : mercurynews – excerpt Tired of subsidizing irresponsible billionaires? Here’s a plan to provide more housing in the right places Here’s an idea to address the Bay Area’s transportation and housing crisis: Stop making it worse. Since the Great Recession, the Bay Area has added 722,000 jobs but constructed only 106,000 housing  … More Stop deepening Bay Area transportation, housing crisis

Falling transit ridership will not dissuade the social engineers

By Steven Greenhut : ocregistrer – excerpt (opinion) SACRAMENTO – It has been about 15 years since Orange County tried to build a $1-billion light-rail system that would have gone from one suburban parking lot to another. It would have moved around half of 1 percent of the county’s commuters. What I remember most about … More Falling transit ridership will not dissuade the social engineers