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December 2014

San Bernardino’s E Street Voted ‘Best Urban Street Transformation of 2014’

Ryan Hagen | The Sun E Street represents the country’s “best urban street transformation of 2014,” the readers of USA Streetsblog have officially decided. The contest ended Sunday, with San Bernardino’s E Street grabbing 848 votes (48 percent of the... Continue Reading →

Portland plans growth along new light-rail line

Jim Redden | Portland Tribune Construction of the replacement Lafayette Street pedestrian bridge is focusing attention on a new style of potential light rail-related growth — Employment Transit Oriented Development, or E-TOD, as planners call it. Last Thursday morning, a... Continue Reading →

Staying true to Pittsburgh neighborhoods a challenge for developers

Tom Fontaine | Trib Total Media It's not easy to weave upscale apartments, condominiums and office buildings into historic neighborhoods known for their gritty charm, developers and architects say. Pittsburgh has a lot of the latter and is rapidly getting... Continue Reading →

The Greening of a Suburban Downtown Maryland

Kaid Benfield | Huffington Post If planners for Bethesda, Maryland fully realize a conceptual vision now being offered to community leaders and the public, the once-quiet but now-bustling suburb's downtown could become a nationally relevant example of urban sustainability. While the... Continue Reading →

ITDP Maps Bus Rapid Transit Successes Worldwide

Payton Chung | StreetsBlog USA Searching for solid examples of Bus Rapid Transit in your slice of the world, or pondering possible ways to solve a particular BRT problem? A new interactive map developed by the Institute for Transportation and Development... Continue Reading →

California Shows Residents the Greenhouse Gas Money

Carolyn Whetzel | Bloomberg BNA Revenue from California's greenhouse gas emissions trading program would be used as a permanent source of funding for affordable housing, water efficiency projects and a variety of transportation projects, including high-speed rail, under a new... Continue Reading →

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