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January 2015

A sustainable city is one that you love

Kelsey Wharton | Phys Org Imagine walking through downtown Phoenix on a warm fall afternoon. Palm trees frame the clear blue sky as you pass brightly painted murals on the sides of buildings. The light rail passes with a friendly... Continue Reading →

Massachusetts Governor taps well-known transit advocate for transportation secretary

Gabrielle Gurley | Commonweath Magazine Stephanie Pollack May know more about the MBTA than anyone alive. She’s been a dogged advocate for transit expansion. She opposed the repeal of gas tax indexing, believing the state needs a steady stream of new revenue to meet... Continue Reading →

Whole new year: Georgia Mayor’s plans include tourism center, trolley system

Hilary Butschek | The Marietta Daily Journal Mayor Steve Tumlin has big plans for 2015, including a city trolley, a Cobb Galleria-like development off Franklin Road and a new tourism center on the Square. Tumlin plans to propose a trolley... Continue Reading →

Mass transit study seeks solutions to traffic in Bay Area

Tom Lochner | Bay Area News Group A study to evaluate mass transit alternatives to the automobile-saturated Interstate 80 corridor has been put out to bid by the West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee. The WCCTAC board unanimously approved a... Continue Reading →

What Does Living ‘Close’ to Transit Really Mean?

Eric Jaffe | City Lab The question of how far people will walk to reach a transit stop has a pretty significant impact on the shape of cities. American urban planners conventionally draw that line at about a half-mile. Some guidelines... Continue Reading →

2015 “State of MARTA” Breakfast: Transformation: Good to Great

Staff | Thought Leadership MARTA recently celebrated its successes and highlighted upcoming programs with regional thought leaders at its 2015 State of MARTA breakfast. Transformation: Good to Great was the theme of the event which kicked off with opening remarks from Therese... Continue Reading →

Malloy’s Goal in New Term: Fix Connecticut’s Roads

Joseph De Avila | The Wall Street Journal Gov. Dannel Malloy plans to push for transportation improvements in the legislative session that begins Wednesday following his inauguration for a second term. Aides to the Democratic governor say his state of... Continue Reading →

Palo Alto officials protest rapid-bus plan

Gennady Sheyner | Palo Alto Weekly A proposal by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) to establish dedicated bus lanes and remove more than 250 parking spaces on El Camino Real in Palo Alto is meeting vigorous resistance from... Continue Reading →

Once a talk-show punchline, CTfastrak busway almost ready to roll

Mark Pazniokas | The CT Mirror It was a topic to avoid on the campaign trail, a $567 million punch line for much of his first term — “the busway to nowhere.” But now that he is re-elected and it’s nearing... Continue Reading →

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