It’s probably not what you think

If you ever set foot at a large ski resort, particularly in Europe and the United States, you will almost certainly come into contact with a gondola. Useful for ski resorts, gondolas can carry a high capacity of people per hour over long distances. More importantly, they are critical in…

$19 one-way fares don’t always equate to a bad flight

Recently my family made the decision that we wanted to pick two days this summer to fly a round trip flight on Avelo Airlines and experience what their $19 fares are all about. It’s worth noting that when it comes to Avelo if you are flying them or looking to…

14 Years After Construction and Yet Still No Vehicles Transverse the Corridor

In 2007 the city of San Francisco began a major project to connect Chinatown to the CalTrain 4th & King station through a subway. Fourteen years later in 2021, the city is 4years behind on the project and more than a billion dollars over what its original expected cost was…

With the Rise of Public Transit and Car-Free Streets, Why Do People Need to Drive to the Central Business District?

San Francisco has an interesting relationship with cars. For decades many people and politicians wanted to have freeways all over the city — case in point Interstate 480. I-480, popularly known as “The Blight by the Bay”, existed in many stages for many years, before the Loma Prieta Earthquake destroyed…

Conglomeration of Jobs into the City Center is Creating Harsh Transit and Spatial Realities for the City

San Francisco — the city with the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, and Fisherman’s Wharf — what isn’t there to like? Actually quite a lot. San Francisco is an extraordinarily interesting city from a planning perspective. In many ways planners have gotten things right—a sprawling bus system and no…

The Premise Might Be Outdated, But the Benefits Aren’t

Don’t get me wrong, there are many things that are problematic when it comes to a monarchy. As someone who is committed to fairness and equality, spending millions of dollars each year so that one family can live lavishly is not something that appeases my eye. Moreover, monarchies are often…

We may never get to this point, but if we could…

I am currently a high schooler interested in politics. I am not a politics expert, so interpret what I say how you will. …

As Long Commutes Become More Common, So Does Unhappiness

For many years, many Boulder residents have traveled down Highway 36 when commuting to Denver and many, ~46,000, in the opposite direction. Boulder’s up-and-coming economy is attracting many from Denver and the surrounding areas and many major companies bring commuters into Denver. …

How Senegal’s New Express Train Could Help Transform the Region

In December of 2017, all commercial airline flights flying into Dakar, Senegal, moved to the all new Blaise Diagne International Airport. The new airport represented a huge upgrade from the old Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport and offered much more space for passengers and additional capacity for airlines. …

The self-governing Danish territory appears too good to be true

In April of 2018 I went to the Svalbard archipelago north of Norway. Since then, remote islands have become a small obsession of mine. The nature is more dramatic and untouched. The people are genuine and the languages are quite different from what is standard. …

Jack Turner

Rising HS senior; I have interests in transit, sports, aviation, politics, progressivism, and everything in between.

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