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More housing provides sustainable opportunities

Janet Borgens | SF Examiner It is often said that all politics is local. And nowadays, local politics is more local than ever. Take The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors’ recent study session on affordable housing. As residents described... Continue Reading →

RTA facing challenges as it grows ridership alongside communities

Douglas Guth | Fresh Water Cleveland Cathy Poilpré may be the quintessential transit rider. She lives in Lakewood near the recently upgraded 55 bus route that whisks her to her job as director of marketing and communications at Cleveland Public... Continue Reading →

New Bill Allows for Creation of Transit-Focused TIF Districts

Staff | Chicago Curbed Amidst the ongoing conversation about tax increment financing (TIF) and recent pushes for transit-oriented development in Chicago comes welcome news from the Illinois Senate, Streetsblog Chicago reports. Last week the Illinois Senate passed a new bill, SB0277, which will allow Chicago City... Continue Reading →

Rail could make a comeback in O.C. with proposed streetcar line

Dan Weikel | Daily Pilot A decade ago, Orange County transportation officials shelved plans for a 9.3-mile, billion-dollar light-rail system that would have run through Santa Ana and Costa Mesa to John Wayne Airport. Political support for the long-planned and... Continue Reading →

Sustainable planning essential to combating climate change

Staff | Santa Monica Daily Press As a community, we are often guided by the maxim that we should think globally and act locally. In the fight against global climate change, that has certainly been true. Santa Monica has been... Continue Reading →

Do Light Rail and Gentrification Go Hand in Hand?

Daniel Person | Santa Monica Daily Press   Later this week, Mayor Ed Murray will present to the city council his proposed $930 million transportation levy, which would fund everything from street paving to pedestrian safety projects. Included in the... Continue Reading →

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