Mondays 154: Dead University Line

June 25, 2024

We’re Han Solo this week on Mondays at The Overhead Wire but that doesn’t stop us from covering a lot of ground from the last several weeks. We chat about how climate change could impact infrastructure building, the death of Houston’s University Line, and Boston’s commuter rail ridership success compared to before the pandemic. We cover a lot more but listen in to find out!

Below are links to the items we discussed on today’s show!

Banks realize climate risk – Wired Magazine

Risk of property insurance increase – Moving Day

Talking Headways Podcast – In a Bad State

Metro shelves University Corridor – Houston Public Media

Mexico city running under water – New York Times

Bogota water restrictions – Bloomberg CityLab

Boston commuter rail comeback – Route Fifty

Small future of housing – Fast Company

Cities come alive after hours – Washington Post

Medical insurer pledges for housing – Yahoo News

Denmark’s fix for mortgage rate jumps – Business Insider

Colorado’s new approach to highways – New York Times

Wyoming road failure opens housing discussion – Whitehall Ledger

Bonus Items

Health impacts of station areas – MedicalXpress

Put lazy money to work – Governing

Curbing costs from “betterments” – The Urbanist

Bike lanes reduce traffic speeds – Rutgers

Homeless Angelino takes over previous house – Los Angeles Times

Homeowners want prices to go up – The American Prospect

A conditional contract – Equipment World

$100K for every new Canadian home – Toronto Star

Connecting North and South Stations – Boston Globe

Deep sea mining not necessary – Frontier Group

Self driving, but not at dusk or dawn – Australian Broadcasting News


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