The Transit Pass focuses on transportation infrastructure.  Convinced that the movement of people is as critical as the movement of ideas, goods, and finances, the blog investigates and advocates for reform and innovation in the field of transportation.  The site focuses on the advances, ideas, and problems facing various localities and modes of transportation around the United States and the world.  I am not biased for one mode over another, believing multiple modes can and should coexist and different types of transportation are ideal for different environments.  The site draws on a variety of resources, from newspapers to advocacy groups to law firms to governmental departments and beyond.  If you’re interested in the evolution of contemporary transportation, you have found yourself a home.

My name is Matthew Meltzer.  I am a law student at Boston College Law School.  I graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007 with a degree in political science.

I can be contacted at meltzerm (at) gmail (dot) com

One Response to “About”

  1. TrainRex Says:

    I have followed Glaeser as one of the less dangerous economists, (as opposed to the scary interesting ones like Dubner/Levitt or Ian Ayres). Glaeser tends to be right with his numbers and wrong about the city. For a person who grew up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan he has no sense of “density”. Perhaps he thinks it just happens, that it is not predictable. Densities in New York City are about 30,000 people per square mile gross and double that in his old neighborhood.

    Aging transit systems in desperate need of repair cannot be a resource in the region that the riders alone must carry. Talk about transit and density as equals. Get agreement on the numbers. But, look to organization prior to form, look to the production of a national constituency for change, and allow criticism of the high speed toys for now. They are way too shinny, thus blind the eye to the truth.

    I hope to do more on this at:

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