Friday, September 22, 2006

We're Not Alone...

Submitted by Paul Ellis

On RAMP is a new phenomenon for many of our participants and--to date--unprecedented in our region, but it's not the only transportation blog in the country. Bloggers in Houston, the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland (to name a few) have been hard at work in advance of our effort:
  • Christof Spieler's Intermodality reviews the latest happenings in highways, transit, roads, bike paths, etc., and how they all fit together for the Citizens' Transportation Coalition, an all-volunteer grassroots transportation advocacy organization in Houston;
  • The Capricious Commuter, a entertaining Bay Area blog authored by Erik Nelson (that's his cell phone photo posted at right), focuses on aspects of getting around his region; he also digs into niceties of transportation financing like we do;
  • Closer to home, Chris Smith's Portland Transport hosts an ongoing "conversation about about access/mobility in the Portland/Vancover area."
While On RAMP is clearly not the first transportation blog online--and most likely won't remain the newest one for long--we can endeavor to be the best. Your readership and participation will help make that aspiration a reality!

Paul Ellis is lead staff for RAMP; an employee of the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber, Ellis led the Pierce County Transportation Advisory Committee (PCTAC), the community’s largest transportation planning effort.

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