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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 →

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