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MN Blog Cabin Roundup, 3/14

The bus complexity tradeoff

from streets.mn by Bill Lindeke

As far as I can tell, transit planning is all about making difficult choices. There’s never enough money, and you do your best to serve the most people with what you have. Every choice comes with a tradeoff. If you have more coverage, you have less frequency. If you run buses later at night, they run less often during the day. If you make buses cheaper, more people might ride, but you cover fewer costs. Ridership might increase if buses stop more often, but it might decrease because you’re traveling more slowly. There are always tradeoffs.

Adventures at CPAC (Or how a political newbie explored the center of 2014 Conservatism)

from LITER8 by Christopher Hutton

I’m not the most politically inclined person, though living in DC for the last 2 months has really shifted that.   Besides my political ambivalence, I was excited about attending CPAC.  And man, was it interesting.  So, without further ado; my adventures at CPAC.

What’s the cost of owning a car that you’d drop for car sharing?

from The Deets by Ed Kohler

Anecdotally, this particular model of car rentals seems to be doing better with people going from zero cars to having some access than from people going from two to one or one to zero owned cars.

New test can predict Alzheimer’s disease

from Dating Dementia by Nancy Wurtzel

The test isn’t available to the general public just yet, but it (or other tests) will be coming soon. This news raises the question: Will people want to know?

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