My latest article in Ars Technica and assorted EV thoughts

It's been nearly a month since Ars Technica published my latest piece, "Are electric vehicles doomed? We don’t think so, despite poor sales," but I wanted to share some context about it and a few additional thoughts. First off, I don't know exactly how much real malaise currently plagues the EV market (it wasn't my… Continue reading My latest article in Ars Technica and assorted EV thoughts

In the wake of COVID-19, transit advocates must go on offense

We're still in the early stages of the US coronavirus pandemic, but rapid changes in daily life have prompted many of us to contemplate the societal changes we've witnessed, and to consider whether these are ephemeral or permanent shifts. Major online retailers are enjoying a bonanza of exploding delivery demand, while local businesses are getting… Continue reading In the wake of COVID-19, transit advocates must go on offense

Midtown isn’t taking transit infrastructure seriously. Here’s how it can

This month marks my sixth year as a Midtown resident, and yet last month’s Midtown Alliance annual meeting was my first since moving to Atlanta. In affirmation of the laudatory comments from every speaker at that event, I’ve witnessed firsthand the incredible progress in the district’s rise as a national technology hub and its role… Continue reading Midtown isn’t taking transit infrastructure seriously. Here’s how it can

On Green New Deals and Electric Buses

Senator Bernie Sanders recently released his version of a "Green New Deal," proposing $16.3 TRILLION worth of federal direct investment in the US economy to fight climate change. Of course the scale of this plan, especially with little more than bullet-point details, is easy to brush aside as an attention-grabbing pipedream. But a high-level proposal… Continue reading On Green New Deals and Electric Buses