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The battle for talent: what cities are doing to attract urban professionals

Lee Chilcote | The Line Media Participants in C-Change, a year-long professional development program offered by the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, expect to learn new things. Yet sometimes the results are surprising. Recent participants include the heads of two construction firms that won... Continue Reading →

Dr. Maya Angelou Became San Francisco’s First Black Streetcar Conductor

Something about the poet and author Dr. Maya Angelou escaped most people’s attention, until now. She was once employed by our namesake, Market Street Railway Company, Muni’s old competitor, as a streetcar conductor. The first black female conductor in San... Continue Reading →

Area agencies urge commuters to “Dump the Pump” and try transit

North Texas commuters can save money on gasoline prices just by riding public transit, representatives from three area transit agencies said Wednesday. Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), The T in Fort Worth, and the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) are working... Continue Reading →

Homeless youth and public space: Is there a design for that?

Knute Berger | Crosscut.com The coming boom spurred by a new Sound Transit light rail station and a possible rezone of the University District for transit-oriented development poses some interesting challenges. Here's one: With density and possible gentrification in the offing, can... Continue Reading →

Tappan Zee Bridge bus plan won’t work, grad students say

Theresa Juva-Brown | lohud.com The state's plan for a robust bus system around the Tappan Zee Bridge won't reduce congestion in the next five years and fails to address the difficulty of getting people out of their cars, a group of... Continue Reading →

Transit experts unveil recommendations for Pittsburgh

Molly Born | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A panel of experts told transit officials and the public Friday that the future of transportation in Pittsburgh must focus on customer service, advancements in technology and, if Port Authority can swing it, really cool bus... Continue Reading →

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 →

High-speed rail to give passing bump to Florida economy

Dave Berman | FloridaToday.com 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 →

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 →

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