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May 2014

Why the Senate Transportation Bill Will Devastate Transit

Tanya Snyder | StreetsBlog USA Transit officials lined up today to make clear that holding transit spending at current levels — as the Senate’s transportation authorization bill does — will put transit systems at risk of falling further into dangerous disrepair. The backlog... Continue Reading →

Minneapolis mulling extra $3.5 million for Nicollet Mall project

Eric Roper | Star Tribune After receiving just below what they sought at the Legislature to renovate Nicollet Mall, city leaders are mulling whether to contribute $3.5 million to the project in order to leverage promised private dollars. The overhaul of Minneapolis’... Continue Reading →

High-speed rail to give passing bump to Florida economy

Dave Berman | The company seeking to start high-speed passenger rail service between Orlando and Miami claims its project of adding and upgrading rail lines would generate a significant short-term boost in terms of jobs and economic impact in Brevard... Continue Reading →

Newark: Plan to convert business’ land into park stalls approval of housing project

Chris De Benedetti | The Argus In late March, Trumark Homes' plan to build nearly 250 houses had just one more hurdle to clear for city approval. Two months later, that final step has stalled, as ongoing talks between the developer,... Continue Reading →

The 7 Year History of Santa Monica’s Most Controversial Development

Bianca Barragan | LA Curbed In February, the Santa Monica City Council approved the huge Bergamot Transit Village multi-use development for a site in the Bergamot Arts District near a future stop on the Expo Line extension. Two days ago, following a massive NIMBY protest... Continue Reading →

Turning the Twin Cities Into Sim City

Katherine Kersten | Wall Street Journal Minneapolis: Here in the Twin Cities, a handful of unelected bureaucrats are gearing up to impose their vision of the ideal society on the nearly three million residents of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro region. According to... Continue Reading →

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