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On-Ramp, A Blog By Tom Fudge
San Diego A Top-Ten City In Fighting Climate Change

Insight: San Diego A Top-Ten City In Fighting Climate Change

June 23
By Tom Fudge

San Diego came in sixth on a list of ten "climate-ready" U.S. cities. Also, the face of home ownership is changing in San Diego.

High-Speed Rail Is Moving Fast In China

Insight: High-Speed Rail Is Moving Fast In China

June 22
By Tom Fudge

As the U.S. debates the merits of high-speed rail, China is doing it. Also, you don't have to be drunk, just buzzed, to be a dangerous driver.

Walking To School

Insight: Walking To School

June 21
By Tom Fudge

Back in my day parents weren't chauffeurs. We walked to school!

How 'Green' Are Carpool Lanes?

Insight: How 'Green' Are Carpool Lanes?

June 20
By Tom Fudge

Interstate 15 in San Diego will provide more room for carpooling. But that won't necessarily be a win for environment.

Multi-Family Is The Future Of CA Housing

Insight: Multi-Family Is The Future Of CA Housing

June 16
By Tom Fudge

Californians will soon demand more housing, but not single-family homes. Also, a growing number of old folks have a growing transportation problem.

San Diego Group Wants The City To Have A 'Greater' Vision

Insight: San Diego Group Wants The City To Have A 'Greater' Vision

June 15
By Tom Fudge

The San Diego Foundation and its partners officially began a year-long process of engaging the public and envisioning the city's future.

Getting Your Neighborhood Underground

Insight: Getting Your Neighborhood Underground

June 13
By Tom Fudge

Putting city power lines underground has been going on in San Diego since 1970, and it won't be finished for another 25 years.

San Diego Home Prices Are Down… Again

Insight: San Diego Home Prices Are Down… Again

June 13
By Tom Fudge

The housing market was still searching for the bottom last month when home prices in Southern California were down an average of 8.2 percent from the previous year.

Here's How Sprawl Happens

Insight: Here's How Sprawl Happens

June 10
By Tom Fudge

If you want to prevent sprawl you should know how it occurs. Here's a road map, courtesy of the New Jersey DOT.

Your Prius Is Greener Even When You Add The Energy To Build It

Insight: Your Prius Is Greener Even When You Add The Energy To Build It

June 9
By Tom Fudge

Electric and hybrid cars require more energy to manufacture but they still save energy when all is said and done.

The American Dream: Then And Now

Insight: The American Dream: Then And Now

June 9
By Tom Fudge

Some people wonder why owning a home is the American dream. Others say it goes back to Thomas Jefferson's ideal of the yeoman farmer and the beginnings of our democracy.

City Council Gives Jacobs’ Balboa Park Plan The Cold Shoulder

Insight: City Council Gives Jacobs’ Balboa Park Plan The Cold Shoulder

June 9
By Tom Fudge

The San Diego City Council looked a gift horse in the mouth when it refused to support a Balboa Park renovation plan that’s backed by wealthy philanthropist Irwin Jacobs.

 Google Maps Tell You When The Bus Is Coming

Insight: Google Maps Tell You When The Bus Is Coming

June 8
By Tom Fudge

San Diego's Metropolitan Transit Service is partnering with Google Maps to tell bus riders when their late bus is actually going to arrive.

Rapid Bus Service Gets Grand Opening In Escondido

Insight: Rapid Bus Service Gets Grand Opening In Escondido

June 7
By Tom Fudge

San Diego County's first fully developed rapid bus service officially got on the road today.

Insight: San Diego Bars Offer A $30 Taxi Ride

June 6
By Tom Fudge

San Diego bars are offering a $30 cab ride, no matter where you're going. Also, Des Moines, Iowa is the place to live if you want get the most for your dollar.