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News: NY Dollar Vans, Private Texas Commuter Rail, Hawaii Rail Woes, Ogden Streetcar Dream, TOD Grocer, LA Housing & Transit Protest

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.
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New York: Dollar Vans, Illegal But Popular

Wall Street Journal


Amid the cacophony that is Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, there is one sound that at times stands out above the din. Beep beep! Beep beep! Beep beep beep!..

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DFW: Private Developer Wants to Build Rail Line

Fort Worth Star Telegram


The once unlikely prospect of seeking a private developer to build a 62-mile commuter line connecting Fort Worth to Plano is quickly emerging as a viable alternative, several North Texas officials said Thursday...

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Hawaii: Is Rail Project in Jeopardy?

Bond Buyer


Construction on Honolulu's elevated rail transit system began in March, but in the face of fierce opposition it's not clear if the $5.16 billion project will ever be finished...

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Salt Lake: Many in Ogden Still Dream of Streetcar

Salt Lake Tribune


The notion of connecting Ogden's downtown transit hub to Weber State University and McKay Dee Hospital via streetcar - and routing tracks up 25th Street through the heart of the city's east-central neighborhood - continues to get traction but no funding...

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Salt Lake: Mayoral Candidates Differ on Transport Needs

Salt Lake Tribune


Mass transit and SkiLink are two issues that distinguish Republican Mark Crockett from Democrat Ben McAdams in the Salt Lake County mayor's race...

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URBANISM | HOUSING | CITIES | ENVIRONMENT

Philadelphia: Grocer to Anchor Camden Transit Village

Philadelphia Enquirer


The Fresh Grocer chain of Drexel Hill signed a letter of intent Monday to open a store in a planned Camden transit village, pending a state decision on Thursday whether to approve $50 million in tax credits for the entire village project...

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Dallas: Fregonese Looks to Push TOD Forward

Dallas Morning News


The name John Fregonese might ring a bell to those who followed the at-times-deafening back-and-forth over forwardDallas! six years back; he's more or less responsible for the comprehensive development plan that influences what does and doesn't get built these days...

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Boston: Indigo Line Initiative Hopes for Economic Jolt 

Boston Globe


An advisory group is looking at ways that a 9.2-mile rail line stretches from South Station to Hyde Park can spur construction and, job creation, and economic development in communities along the line...

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Los Angeles: Marchers Demand Housing from Metro

Los Angeles Times


More than 200 protesters march from downtown to Boyle Heights in a show of frustration over some Metro projects, which displaced residents of affordable housing...

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Research: Synergies of Public Transit and Urban Form

TRB TRID


Public transit has an integrated relationship with urban form. Transit Oriented Development (TOD) plays a critical role in planning city scale, special structure and city development. Meanwhile, the urban form will affect the operational conditions of public transit as well as its growth in later stage...

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Research: Analysis of TOD Categories by Land Use

TRB TRID


TOD stands for Transit-Oriented Development. It mixes land uses of residential housing, commercial, office, public space and others within the range of 400-800 meters around the transit stations, which are pedestrian-friendly...

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