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Tool includes transportation costs in defining housing affordability

A timely topic, as energy becomes a sharper issue for the American public and we watch changes in consumer behavior hash out against a backdrop of slow-to-change and often contradictory public policy. Will there be any long-term impact on where people choose to live? Well, this index is a project of The Urban Markets Initiative (Brookings). tune in to the KnowledgePlex “Expert Chat” at 2 pm on Thursday to learn more. Btw, the expert chats that I’ve listened to have been really interesting if you like these kinds of topics – older ones are archived on the same link.

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  • James Kester (Outside The Bag, errr… I mean Box)

    So now we’ve determined that a think tank whose funding resides in Washington, has a clearer perspective on our community, than the people paying the taxes in said community.

    Are you certain this (PP) is not some organization funded by the Municipal, City, County, State, Federal
    employees?

    Here’s my example:
    The “Experts” gave us….

    The I-279 HOV Lane.
    The Findlay Connector.
    I-99.
    The Rail Bridge at Convention Center.
    The I-79 I-70 split.
    And, the best is…

    The Cross Town Expressway from I-376 to I-279 N North Side/Rt 28 north bound exit.

    (But, if you get off in town near Grant Street,
    navigate, past the Federal Courthouse, find your
    way through Penn Station/Liberty Center intersection
    up “Libbery” to the puzzle at the first light, crossover the strip district to (what’s that bridge called?) to Heinz, then either make a left past
    Mullins Diner and another past Warhols scrap
    yard, either R/L on River Avenue (depending on
    if you want the N.S. sports complexes or Rt 28 North.)

    “whew”….

    You see… Therein lies the problem.