Last month I did a radio interview for Alex Sloan of ABC 666 Canberra (the main public radio station in Australia’s national capital) on the broad future of public transit in that city, along with Monash University Professor Graham Currie. Much of what was said, especially about light rail and bus rapid transit, is true of any low-density New World city with populations under 1 million. ABC has now posted an MP3 of the interview here.
Amusing background: I did the interview on a hallway phone next to the elevators on the top floor of the Portland (Oregon) Hilton, looking out at the fall colors of Portland’s west hills. I was at the hotel for the Railvolution conference, but wasn’t a hotel guest, and they’d already made clear their boundaries by not letting me use the hotel’s wi-fi. Taking a call on a hallway phone can feel downright furtive in this wireless world.