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    Push Back On Trump’s Transit Disaster

    Day after day, we witness backtracking in our country. Looking at the big picture, after nudging tenaciously year after year, the hurdles some of us thought we had energy to overcome are set up once more like barricades to common sense and dignity. Some of the hurdles that we thought determined environmentally and socially compassionate forces had overcome slip […] More

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    California High-Speed Rail Moves Forward

    On December 16, the California High-Speed Rail Authority apparently issued a Request For Qualifications (RfQ) amongst train-operating companies — for the guidance of planning and early stage-operations of the planned Central Valley to Silicon Valley bullet train. To explain that more simply, the California High-Speed Rail Authority has begun looking for a train operator for the first […] More

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    Seattle Streetcar Expansion Put Into Limbo

    Owing to questions about the value of the project, Seattle’s proposed First Hill Streetcar expansion has been put on ice by the Seattle Department of Transportation, according to recent reports. The new plan is apparently for the Seattle Department of Transportation to revisit the plan “with stakeholders sometime in 2017.” The reason for the decision […] More

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    Buffalo Banishes Parking Minimums!

    The city of Buffalo, New York, has completely eliminated parking minimums in its new zoning code, becoming the first large city in the US to do. To explain, some cities — such as Rochester, for instance — have selectively eliminated parking minimums (e.g., in downtown areas, etc.) in recent years, but Buffalo is the first in […] More

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    $9,641 = Annual Savings Taking Public Transportation In USA

    Also published on CleanTechnica. Riding public transportation is a vital means of saving money, money that can much more happily be spent on other things than on owning, driving, and maintaining a car. Transit riders can forget about auto insurance, car payments, fuel costs, tuneups at the mechanic, expensive broken car parts, etc. The American Public […] More

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    Bicyclists Surpass Drivers In Copenhagen!

    Also published on CleanTechnica. Those of us who try to keep abreast of urban planning and clean transportation news are familiar with the benefits of bicycling in terms of pure air, livability, quieter streets and homes, space and resource efficiency, a stable climate, and public life. We’re also aware that some places are much better than others. […] More

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    MARTA Modernizing Transit Fleets

    Via CleanTechnica: There’s good news on the transit front from Atlanta. Atlanta, long infamous for its car-oriented development, is now focused forward with an eye toward sustainable redevelopment. A MARTA initiative has been focused on modernizing transit fleets. Atlanta travelers will enjoy one of the newest fleets nationwide — after using some of the oldest in the country for years. Boosting ridership […] More

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    Denver: Include Affordable Housing If You Want To Build Higher

    Denver City Council has shown some heart and is conscientiously planning redevelopment within underdeveloped areas of the city. Incentives toward development all too often exclude those most in need, but Denver City Council voted to require affordable housing if developers want to build higher. Along with density and walkability, Denver rightfully wants some affordable housing with […] More

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    Public Transit Saves Lives … A Lot of Lives

    How long since you passed a sad traffic accident? Consider this: A person is 10 times safer taking public transportation for a commute than driving. You are 90% safer if you take public transportation (for commutes). The finding comes from a new study by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). The study, The Hidden Traffic Safety Solution: […] More

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    $200 Billion In Funding For Public Transportation

    Via CleanTechnica. $200 billion in funding for public transportation could make a big difference in the air everyone breathes. It could make a difference in the day-to-day mobility of many travelers. As US elections near, there is a definite tone within the US political system. This election cycle grasps for our vote. I think about all the money spent […] More

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