Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Daily Data Dump

OK... not really daily, but.....

The Federal Reserve at the other end of Cleveburgh has a bunch of updated maps on Allegheny County foreclosure patterns and related online here.

As a follow up to this post on the latest from the Trulia on the debate over urban-suburban growth of late.... they have updated their post to include specific metro data.  Pittsburgh as a region ranks near the top in terms of how much urban growth there has been compared to suburban growth.  But it is entirely a relative kind of thing.  Pittsburgh at #5 of 50 is showing up as nearly even urban/suburan growth. Most metros continue to have more suburban growth.  Here is their table via previous link"

So not really local, but Amtrak ridership is up.   I bet not here, but who knows?  Anyone have local Amtrak data?  I still think Lance Armstrong could outpace Amtrak service to nearby destinations. 

Not data per se....  In Ohio the state is possibly looking at loan guarantees to encourage purchases of natural gas vehicles. What confuses me is this newsoid sent in from the NS peanut gallery.. if there is some impending rush toward NatGas vehicles... why does Honda need to offer new and bigger discounts on purchases of NatGas cars in California where regular gasoline is so expensive these days?  Still looking for the first arms-length consumer purchase of a NGV in Pittsburgh.


Blogger ing said...

I could talk to you about nat gas vehicle consumer purchase. I made one. Ask away.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 2:44:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

You live in the city of Pittsburgh and have purchased a natural gas vehicle without any assistance from an entity associated with the NG industry?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 4:32:00 PM  
Blogger ing said...

i made this purchase in 1999 and kept the car for 7 yrs

written up in brief at

Friday, October 19, 2012 3:50:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

Thanks. Did you have a Honda NGV earlier? I suspect you may be one of the NGV owners I knew of in the past.

My point here has been that the trend in NGV usage is if anything going down. Your datapoint actually reinforces that if you had a NGV in the past, but not now. I have pointed out I recall folks having NGVs in the city a decade ago, such as your example, but know of none (absent those associated with the industry) these days. So to be clear I am looking for a current NGV owner.

Friday, October 19, 2012 4:52:00 PM  
Blogger ing said...

i would have driven my bi-fuel Ford Contour longer than the 7 yrs i had it, but it was having transmission trouble. never had a nat gas car prior or since.

Sunday, October 21, 2012 9:56:00 AM  

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