TRANSPORTDowntown Taxes Considered for Fort Lauderdale Streetcars
With federal, state and local government contributions already lined up for the city's proposed Wave streetcar system, all that's left to determine is which downtown businesses and residents will also have to contribute and how much they will pay.
ENVIRONMENT & ECOLOGYDon't Pump Rural Texas Dry for Cities
San Antonio Express News
In Uvalde, we have experienced the drought as much as anybody; as mayor of that community and owner of a family farming operation, I have learned more about water politics and the cost of water than I bargained for.
$3B Plan Would End Tolls on New Road
Austin American Statesman, via: @WalkableDFW
How could the state lure people away from Interstate 35 and onto the Texas 130 tollway several miles to the east? State Rep. Paul Workman has a $3 billion answer to that question: make it free.
Boston Looks to Add 30,000 Housing Units by 2020
The city of Boston plans to add up to 30,000 new housing units by 2020 to meet the needs of a changing population that includes more families moving to the downtown area, Mayor Thomas M. Menino is set to announce on Monday.
Blogosphere - In this section you'll find commentary, opinion and editorials from blogs and newspapers around the country. The opinions expressed in these blogs do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Reconnecting America.
Blogosphere: Biz Impact of Bikes Dominates Meeting
'Bikes mean business' is the official theme of this year's National Bike Summit; but that idea hardly needs any help in being put front and center...
Blogosphere: New Volvo Tech Keeps Cyclists Safe
Those outside-the-car airbags are pretty sweet, but what if we could make cars automatically stop before they, you know, hit people?..