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November 2014

Texas “Ideal Market” for High-Speed Rail

Gordon Dickson | Government Technology The nation’s top federal railroad official is giving the prospect of high-speed rail in Texas an enthusiastic thumbs-up, saying the region “appears to be an ideal market.” Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo visited Fort Worth... Continue Reading →

‘Driving miles’ is best measure of new development in California

Curt Johansen | SF Chronicle For more than 40 years, California’s signature environmental law — the California Environmental Quality Act — has helped safeguard our natural lands and protect community health. Now it’s time to modernize some elements of the... Continue Reading →

Old Meriden, Connecticut factory primed for redevelopment

Andrew Ragali | Record-Journal Once home to Connecticut Telephone and Electric, a thriving telecommunications and auto parts manufacturer, the 90,000-square-foot factory at 70 Britannia St. now sits vacant. But state transportation officials see promise in the four-story brick factory building.... Continue Reading →

Momentum Builds for ‘Atlanta Waterworks Park’ Vision

Josh Green | Atlanta Curbed The movement to create Atlanta Waterworks Park isn't so grassroots any more. The initiative keeps padding its coffers, holding high-profile fundraisers and now has the public support of Mayor Kasim Reed and top Beltline honchos. Talk of... Continue Reading →

Could Lyft And Uber Put Public Transit Out Of Business?

Tarun Wadhwa | Forbes More than three-quarters of people commuting to work each day are driving by themselves. That’s a lot of empty seats on the road – and all that traffic and congestion has a large financial, environmental, and emotional... Continue Reading →

Nationwide Survey Shows Americans Are Commuting Less

Tim Henderson | Stateline Jillian Golan got tired of paying repair bills for her 2001 Volkswagen Cabriolet convertible last year and started walking the 20 minutes to her job at a dialysis clinic in Philadelphia. A year and a half... Continue Reading →

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