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National: Consequences of Trying to Control Traffic
The latest Freakonomics Radio podcast takes on something the called "The Cobra Effect." (Visit their web page for a full explanation; the short version involves a disastrous attempt by the Indian government to get rid of cobras.)..
Gainesville: Ridership High, Eastside Routes a Concern
Gainesville Sun (via @hawkinsgnv)
For the Gainesville…
Tracks News - In this section you'll find news from cities around the country as well as interviews and general reporting on issues. It might be from a newspaper or a blog, but it counts as news. The Chatter, commentary and opposition articles will be found towards the bottom.
Chicago: Bus Only Lanes Are Coming Soon
Chicago Sun Times
Bus rapid transit is coming to Chicago. Within two years, CTA bus riders will get their own lane to get through the throngs of traffic near Union Station and the Ogilvie Transportation Center...
Vancouver WA: BRT Plan Gets the Green Light
A citizens committee Wednesday signaled it's on board for bus rapid transit…
Florida's Alachua County is considering scrapping its extensive roadwork expansion plans and instead focusing all of its efforts on bus rapid transit. The plan envisions a network of bus rapid transit lanes and stations along major corridors that would link outlying areas to urban Gainesville. If adopted, the plan would a first of its kind in Florida, according to the Gainsville Sun story Sept. 28. County staff suggest paying for the dedicated bus lanes and bridges restricted to buses, bikes and pedestrians with fees on new growth and incentives for developers to build at greater densities and with a mix of homes and shops. The proposed fees include a first-ever "mobility fee," which would be greater for developments in car-dependent suburbs and less for those closer to town and access to transit. Florida law currently does not allow for mobility fees.
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