Ohio facing ‘mobility crisis’ as transportation choices rapidly decline

Ohio facing ‘mobility crisis’ as transportation choices rapidly decline

Many people are aware of the dramatic cuts taking place at Ohio’s local transit authorities, but at the same time Ohio’s intercity public transportation modes – bus carriers, Amtrak, and airlines – are also seeing sharp service declines. According to All Aboard Ohio, these decreases in service are leaving many Ohioans stranded as they look for travel connections between Ohio’s many cities, towns, suburbs, and rural hamlets.

As we lose shopping malls, are we losing something sacred?

As we lose shopping malls, are we losing something sacred?

Roger Ebert reviewing the 2009 documentary Malls R Us for the Chicago Sun-Times:

Is a shopping mall a sacred place? Not a question often asked. The provocative documentary “Malls R Us” seriously argues that malls serve similar functions today that cathedrals, temples, parliaments, arenas and town squares did in earlier times. Then the film slowly works its way around to the possibility that they may be a plague upon the Earth.